Holy Crap, There’s Actually a Zelda Canon
Yes, what we’ve suspected all along is for real real. For real. So says our master Eiji Aonuma in the Official Nintendo Magazine. Check it.
” ‘Yes there is a master timeline, but it’s confidential document!’ explains Aunuma-san. ‘The only people to have access to that document are myself, Mr. Miyamoto and the director of the title. We cant share it with anyone else! I have already talked to Mr. Miyamoto about this so I am comfortable in releasing this information — this title [Skyward Sword] takes place before Ocarina of Time. If I said that a certain title was ‘the first Zelda game,’ then that means that we can’t ever make a title that takes place before that! So for us to add titles to the series, we have to have a way of putting the titles before or after each other.’ “
Oh man, so exciting. It looks like I’m not gonna be bored for the next few days as I once again try to piece this thing together. In the meantime, try this absurd timeline graphic.