The Legend of Zelda – Skyward Sword: Timeline Should Officially Be Taken with a Grain of Salt
Remember that there was a released “official” timeline for The Legend of Zelda franchise? That timeline was first published in a Japanese book. Back then, we already suspected that Nintendo will claim that this timeline is not that official after all and not the one that they have been locking up in a safe or something. Its representatives will say that the timeline is nothing more than just an ‘interpretation’. Zelda overseer Eiji Aonuma had also made a lot of disclaimers.
In Chapter 2, “The Full History of Hyrule”, the series is arranged in chronological order so that fans can easily trace events. Note that Zelda titles had been developed with a focus on the game mechanics and not on the story. That is why in the latest instalment, the developers are making a fuss about creating more story as well as generating more sympathy of the perpetual princess in distress. So, in a way, you can say the story is an appendix. It has come to a point that the latest instalment The Legend of Zelda – Skyward Sword’s being the “first story’ may well be a coincidence.
Have you read the chapter 2 mentioned earlier? Some parts sort of contradict others. You may notice, for example, that the Mogma race in the very first story no longer appears in games that are supposed to be set in the future. Apparently, events have been casually thrown together. The developers it seems do not even think people would be noticing if they are so engrossed in playing the game. This means that people having a heart attack over the chronology should just chill.