Fujibayashi:Chronologically, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the very first story. At the beginning, we talked about how it traces the origin of the Master Sword, but all sorts of other elements develop, so the story is denser than ever before
Iwata: Aonuma-san, could you briefly explain The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword to players playing the Legend of Zelda for the first time?
Aonuma: Well…this is the first story in the Legend of Zelda series, so there is no need to know anything that came before. The main protagonist, Link, just suddenly gets drawn into the story.
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Sorry I couldn't read the spoiler, as soon as I read final boss I stoped.
Yup they share the same director. I really like Hidemaro's work.
Something I heard a while ago, not sure if its true, that MC story was going to be the origin of the Master Sword, so it was going to be first, but was later scraped.
And that some of those ideas were then brought to Skyward sword. Which is why they contacted Hidemaro. But don't quote me on that, it's just something I read on a thread a while ago.
Though I was actually pretty surprised at how many references there seemed to be to the FSS. Like how the final boss supposedly turns into the Trident of Power. And things such as the Digging Mitts, Gust Jar, elements powering the Master Sword, absence of both Zoras and Gerudo, the fact that the MC backstory sounds hauntingly similar to the story of SS, etc.. After all, the same director (Hidemaro Fujibayashi) who worked on MC worked on SS. I would think that if there was anybody who would care about making a FSS connection, it would probably be him.
SS seems so far to conect alot to both TP and OoT. So imo I find it a little hard for the FSS to come in between SS and OoT. But you do have a point there. And I also agree that they seem to ignore the old school 2D games. Especially the AoL backstory like you said.
They should really remake the first 2 zelda games and update their backstories to fit more into the timeline. But I doubt that will happen.
Well, if he had mentioned anything about FSS going in between, then we would pretty much have most of the timeline confirmed, which is something they apparently don't want us to know about because it's "top secret" info for whatever reason. He never really confirms or denies any such placement in those interviews (even when specifically asked about it), so it's still pretty vague at best, which just might be exactly what he wants it to be.
I'm also really starting to get the impression that they don't even care about the 2D games (at least story-wise) anymore. I mean, they pretty much ignored the entire AoL backstory, as well as the OoT-AlttP connection that they had going ever since WW came out.
I think it's just best to wait until we have played SS.