This is insane, can't believe an official statement came out. I used to read detailed timeline analyses by fans on online havens like Zelda Universe and Zelda Dungeon, back around the N64/Gamecube era. there is some great stuff along these lines by the way, plus detailed fan writeups of the more mysterious aspects of the Zelda mythos. I wonder how much of that stuff has been preserved over the years. Those things were always intriguing reads, but I never really thought that the creators intended for much continuity in certain games beyond reusing certain symbols for the sake of player familiarity.
I guess this book changes things. The timeline split after the events of OoT is intriguing; I dont think I've ever thought about it that way. And of all the things that I've heard about Skyward Sword, this is the image that really makes me want to check it out, heheh. I wonder how much other life-changing shit is in this book. Will be keeping tabs on the linked site.
This amazing picture was also linked on there, is it actually official? mwahaha