Recently, over at IGN, Rich George posted a very interesting quote from Aonuma himself. Many believe in the theory of a split-timeline, where the events in the Zelda series split at the point of Ocarina of Time and branch off into The Wind Waker on one end, and Twilight Princess on another. Aonuma himself did confirm this a few years ago, but a recent statement by him at the fairly recent 25th anniversary concert seems to say otherwise. The quote says:

“All of the games are within one timeline for the entire series, but that timeline is a secret that I cannot reveal.”

Many believe that the fans are simply looking too deeply into this, as this statement could also include a split-timeline, but others are unsure. With games like The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess both being indirect sequels to Ocarina of Time, the split-timeline theory simply seems to make a lot of sense, rather than one simple timeline, without a split. What are your thoughts? Leave a comment!

Source: IGN
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