That wasn't what he said but that was his implication. That is an important thing to note when analyzing that statement. Does anyone have a copy of that interview in it's original context?I go by what the creators have said. Eiji Aonuma (if you even know who that is) mentioned that the split timelne theory is the correct theory.
Found it here: http://www.thehylia.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1173582355&archive=&start_from=&ucat=19&–When does Twilight Princess take place?
Aonuma: In the world of Ocarina of Time, a hundred and something years later.
–And the Wind Waker?
Aonuma: The Wind Waker is parallel. In Ocarina of Time, Link flew seven years in time, he beat Ganon and went back to being a kid, remember? Twilight Princess takes place in the world of Ocarina of Time, a hundred and something years after the peace returned to kid Link’s time. In the last scene of Ocarina of Time, kids Link and Zelda have a little talk, and as a consequence of that talk, their relationship with Ganon takes a whole new direction. In the middle of this game [Twilight Princess], there's a scene showing Ganon's execution. It was decided that Ganon be executed because he'd do something outrageous if they left him be. That scene takes place several years after Ocarina of Time. Ganon was sent to another world and now he wants to obtain the power...
Ever play MM or OoT?Inflexus said:Instead he gets Epona, and since Epona has matured a bit (as Link has), so now he is able to ride her. He now has the means to easily and quickly navigate Hyrule and he decides to use this opportunity to begin to awaken the sages early.
He rides Epona into the Lost Woods, in an effort to awaken Saria, when he happens upon the Skull Kid and two fairies…
true. i too don't think that nintendo was looking 4 a timeline. however, if u look at pairs of LoZ games. like LoZ and LA, they're almost sequals to eachother... personally i think the whole Damn thing started with the 1st LoZ. the only difference is there is a new twist with each new LoZ game.To be honest i don't think that they we're planing on having a timeline, it seems that each of thee games are their own games and newer gamers can play newer zelda games. They really should have never made link go into the past after OoT.