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“Yes there is a master timeline but its 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 cant 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.”

This comes straight out of the latest edition of Official Nintendo Magazine. Of course, thats not all that was said. Step inside to see a complete article scan, as well as the text version of all relevant information. The biggest news is what you have already seen plastered all over the internet – Skyward Sword is confirmed as presently being before Ocarina of Time.

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There is a lot of good stuff in this article, but I’ll just quote the more relevant stuff.

“So what we’ve tried to do with Skyward Sword is to introduce some new elements. This time

there are larger fields and dungeons that don’t really feel like dungeons or fields, but also

incorporate some of those elements. We are re-imagining some of the traditional gameplay


“We haven’t really made a set determination as to whether certain characters will re-appear or not appear,” he said, “One of the things we talk about with our staff is how a character works or can be used in this game, or if it would be fun to tie in a connection here…anything that the fans would be appreciative of. I am pretty much letting the team decide how and when we implement that sort of thing.”

A heck of a lot of very interesting details. I am ever more excited for this game. Spring 2011, you couldn’t come soon enough! Major props goes out to Windwackster, a forum user at our affiliate site Zelda Universe, for providing the scans. Sorry we didn’t get this up earlier, we knew about it yesterday but lacked “the evidence” to present it. Thanks to this amazing Zelda community, that didn’t last long! So people, Skyward Sword… discuss.

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