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The Making of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video - The Beginning

  • Published on Mar 13, 2017 veröffentlicht
  • Director Hidemaro Fujibayshi discusses the process and journey of creating The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
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  • Sedona Valdez
    Sedona Valdez 6 years ago +8432

    Botw is honestly the most incredible gaming experience I've ever had

    • Joe Dames
      Joe Dames 5 years ago +39

      Sedona Urias-Ramonett ikr same

    • Libardomm
      Libardomm 5 years ago +137

      For me The Witcher 3 and Zelda are the most incredible experience I've ever had!

    • Leonard Garvick
      Leonard Garvick 5 years ago +8

      Sedona Urias-Ramonett no skyrim

    • William Turner
      William Turner 5 years ago +91

      Sedona Urias-Ramonett bought myself a switch with botw and my poor Xbox 1 has collected dust since then hahaha

    • Leonard Garvick
      Leonard Garvick 5 years ago +14

      speed sLays its lame how the weapons break

  • Alex Zapf
    Alex Zapf 3 years ago +1226

    When I play a Zelda game. I feel the love and devotion of the programmers. They truly just want to create a final and unique experience. Zelda games have never disappointed. I love that Nintendo understands that the most important aspect is to have fun.

    • 11th_defender
      11th_defender 2 years ago +35

      If it's not fun, why bother

    • Sambain
      Sambain 2 years ago +39

      I get more of a sense that the Nintendo programmers, artists and game designers take their job VERY seriously and takes game design VERY seriously, unlike another company where the programmers just seem to do it for a paycheck and the game designers and artists deep down inside want to make Hollywood movies.

    • Levi
      Levi 2 years ago +7

      And to make a truly epic story and gaming experience.

    • 11 52
      11 52 2 years ago +13

      @Sambain in all fairness a lot of companies treat their developers horribly, it speaks well to Nintendo that designers and programmers are not only willing, but able to put their heart into the games

    • Manoj Mahalingam
      Manoj Mahalingam 2 years ago +9

      @Sambain another aspect is even legends are paid moderately. Miyamoto was getting a salary a less than $2m. Furukawa was a bit over $2m. Compare that to what execs in US get -about $30 for Activision CEO.
      The amount leaders get over the lowest paid is also a great factor in employee morale and sense of belonging.

  • Poyo Ramen
    Poyo Ramen 7 months ago +162

    I’m still playing breath of the wild in 2023, and everything about the game still blows me away, the music, the lighting, the colors, the voice acting, the open world, the fun mechanics and glitches you can do. You can truly feel the love and passion all of Nintendo had for this game. I still discover new itty bitty things every once in a while, I never get tired of this game. Cannot WAIT for tears of the kingdom in just a few months

    • Joe Kreissl
      Joe Kreissl 5 months ago +8

      the voice acting does not blow you away lmao

    • Andrew
      Andrew 5 months ago

      how do you not get tired of it? the entirety of the game is shrines and korok seeds and stupid-simple fetch quests. it has no depth. the game never rewards you for exploring random places bc you always know what you'll find.. either a dumb weapon or one of those things.
      take a game like elden ring for comparison. you literally never know what you're gonna find... a boss? a new type of enemy? a new weapon with interesting skills? a new spell? a new skill that changes the way you play? an intricate character-driven story quest? environmental details that blow you away and tell a small piece of a the lore of the world? a cave? an entire new MAP underground? a castle? a village? a dungeon? so many possibilities that can change the way you're playing the game in unexpected ways. zelda is incredibly flat and predictable by comparison.

    • AnonymousPenguin
      AnonymousPenguin 5 months ago +17

      @Andrew if you hate botw so much, why are you watching a video about its development 🤨

    • Chris Silverman
      Chris Silverman 4 months ago


    • Tor
      Tor 4 months ago +1

      Been gaming since 1987 and Breath of the Wild is not only the best Zelda ever made but the best game ever made. Can’t think of anything that comes close to it really. And I doubt we’ll ever have that experience again even if games like Tears of the kingdom will be more advanced. Botw completely reimagined how a Zelda game plays. The music, the weapon breaking mechanic, the graphics and most of all gameplay. Absolute genius all of it.

  • missllightyearthefrog perry
    missllightyearthefrog perry 5 years ago +1021

    The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is not just a game, it's a masterpiece

    • Dalgus Maximus
      Dalgus Maximus 5 years ago +8

      Eh its okay.

    • TheAlibabatree
      TheAlibabatree 4 years ago +55

      @Dalgus Maximus Thats an unpopular opinion.

    • Dalgus Maximus
      Dalgus Maximus 4 years ago +36

      Yeah I know I was just pulling his leg. The game is great.

    • 333Xanax
      333Xanax 2 years ago +3

      @Cat finder nah he just said he was baiting so no one smashes his head in

    • stilljustawalrus
      stilljustawalrus 2 years ago

      I feel like I’ve seen you before lol

  • SeggsySocks
    SeggsySocks 2 years ago +4935

    The hardest part of the development was probably making 120 unique monk names

    • Jinnans
      Jinnans 2 years ago +423

      Every single one of the names is different in Spanish and other languages.
      "Maz Koshia" is "Makkosh"

    • Aiden Taggart
      Aiden Taggart 2 years ago +124

      @Jinnans no way

    • Krizi
      Krizi 2 years ago +55

      @Aiden Taggart Yes. Also 100th like!

    • Aiden Taggart
      Aiden Taggart 2 years ago +52

      @Krizi that’s just insane

    • gregorious
      gregorious 2 years ago +165

      Apparently all of the monk names are the names of the devs that worked on the game, but in reverse.

  • Remang Games
    Remang Games Year ago +45

    You can literally feel the love and care of the creators through playing the game.

  • Nicole Terrell
    Nicole Terrell 6 years ago +363

    My favorite game of all time! Thank you so much Nintendo for making this game!

    • Mya Papaya
      Mya Papaya 4 years ago +4

      I cannot use words (or anything else) to describe how much I love this game.

    • Noor
      Noor 4 years ago +1

      Same😅 I LOVE this game

    • Nguyen
      Nguyen 2 years ago +2

      @Ian Wait, if its a cool game, why is it bad as a zelda game? Isn't zelda just a franchise. On it's own its pretty good, but as a zelda game it's bad? Wha1t difference does it make?

  • Vigilante Villa
    Vigilante Villa 7 months ago +52

    2:50, the concept with link and the different arm weapons. This just shows that they had an abundance of ideas and it was more of a question of how to fit the peices together. They saved the arm thing for tears of the kingdom.

    • AlternativeJ
      AlternativeJ 3 months ago +2

      Imagine the materials that they left on the cutting floor for a third game or even a whole new game. I'm really curious what the next Zelda game might be after ToTK.

  • chantorfo
    chantorfo 4 years ago +288

    Thanks for making the most beautiful game I’ve ever played in my life.

  • Purple Glamour
    Purple Glamour Year ago +103

    I always like these kind of games where you can just go free roaming around the landscapes and explore.

    • Flappy Bird
      Flappy Bird Year ago +1

      Like Cyberpunk?

    • Rk_07
      Rk_07 5 months ago +1

      It’s called open world

  • J Phillips
    J Phillips 4 years ago +60

    No game touches my heart, piques my imagination, makes me nostalgic, or gets me as excited as a Zelda game. Thank you Nintendo.

    • Ulysse H
      Ulysse H 5 months ago

      I feel the same, friend

  • druha10304
    druha10304 3 years ago +523

    i wish i could erase my memory and play it again , best zelda ever

  • Lucifer But for short call me Lucy

    I love this game and all the little details, but I really wish it had an after Gannon world. You could see how hyrule castle had developed, talk to princess (or maybe queen) Zelda, and get new side quests. I would wait 5 more years for that experience

    • mikeyh0
      mikeyh0 6 years ago +61

      I feel the same. I just finished today and had to return to Hyrule at the last save before killing Ganon to go to a couple shrines I didn't get to. Plus, I like it when the characters thanked me for killing one beast or another. I haven't downloaded the Master Fighter or whatever it's called extension yet.

    • Ashykinz
      Ashykinz 4 years ago +14

      I know I’m a bit late, (by one year), but there might be a chance with Nintendo direct coming out tmrw

    • JuleHyrule
      JuleHyrule 4 years ago +2

      @Ashykinz I want this as well but I'm not think, they show us some Zelda content :/ maybe Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem, some smash bros details, maybe another fighter...

    • issaciams
      issaciams 4 years ago +2

      @Ashykinz the game is 2 years old now so you're closer to 2 years late.

    • Omagari Toshi
      Omagari Toshi 4 years ago +13

      Not sure about the endgame. You’ll no longer have any respawns of enemies and weapons.

  • mal s
    mal s 4 years ago +264

    The amount if detail that went into this game makes it absolutely beautiful!

  • David Swanson
    David Swanson 9 months ago +86

    I’m a little late to the game, as I just now got a switch, but I’ve been a lifelong Zelda fan ever since the NES days as a 6 year old. My favorite has always been Ocarina, but Breath is quickly becoming a contender. I’m nearly 40 and I feel like a kid and a teenager again. Each time I replayed Ocarina, I felt nostalgic for what it was like playing it for the first time. And now I’m sure I’ll feel the same way for Breath, so I’m enjoying it now because it won’t be the same ever again, once I know every secret and strategy. Well done guys.

    • Chris Omatic
      Chris Omatic 7 months ago

      you can play ocarina of time with the switch also, with the expansion subscription you get many old games, its pretty fun

    • Freddie Pepper
      Freddie Pepper 7 months ago +1

      Don’t forget the sequel to botw is coming out soon!

    • David Swanson
      David Swanson 7 months ago +6

      @Freddie Pepper yep, and I’ve purposely stayed away from every ounce of leaks or info about the game, just as I did with BOTW. I want to enter this new journey the way the developers intend for it to be experienced - no prior knowledge. I’m the same way with movies. I don’t watch trailers or read anything about a film (even it’s synopsis) because I don’t want the film to tell the story, not some marketing employee or film critic or involved actor.

    • KappyChow
      KappyChow 6 months ago

      ​@David Swanson I still haven't played botw as I'm waiting for the sequel because I feel like I have already seen every nook and crannie of the game through Clip-Sharers streamers etc Im hoping to play it after totk

  • Pointy Bits
    Pointy Bits 4 years ago +157

    I think the best thing of breathe of the wild is the music. It has this beautiful, vast, skin shivering beauty to it. Like the orchestral to an age old adventure film.

    • TheAlibabatree
      TheAlibabatree 4 years ago +11

      Yes! Everything about Botw is incredible imo, but the music is just on another level. I literally never listen to video games ost, and i always thought people who did were weird. But i listen to the Botw ost all the time, its other worldly.

    • Jeff 'the gamer' Boy
      Jeff 'the gamer' Boy 3 years ago +8

      Yup, music is incredible. Just not the music when travelling on horse.

    • Fox McFog
      Fox McFog 2 years ago +1

      @Jeff 'the gamer' Boy Lmao I love the horse riding music

    • Madeleyne
      Madeleyne Year ago

      It kinda makes me tear up

  • Alex Zapf
    Alex Zapf 3 years ago +8

    Simply an amazing experience. My daughter and I played this game for days on end upon its release. Not gonna lie. When the game opens and you walk out of the cave. I get chills.

  • Blue
    Blue Year ago +12

    God, I love Japan so much. I swear, if I could be granted a wish to be able to speak, read, and write Japanese as fluently as a native, I would move there right now! Japan and the Japanese people are just friggin' awesome, and the boundless ingenuity, artistry, and creativity they've shown and produced throughout the years is just incredible, with the creation of Breath of the Wild being one of their (many) most amazing crowning achievements.

  • Razor Smith
    Razor Smith 6 years ago +42

    Just want to put this out on the inter-webs.....A huge thank you to Nintendo and the developers of this game. This has far surpassed any expectations I had prior to starting. I'm 20 hours or so in the game thus far. Without making this post too long, let me just say this is the best video game experience I have ever had. I received the original NES after my first day of Kindergarten as long as I didn't cry (Mom trying to bribe me, she was the one crying...FYI).....today, I think I may actually cry at how good this game is and how this somehow reminds me of my childhood. So thank you Nintendo and thank you to the developers!!!

      DATGAMERULIKE 4 years ago

      lol that bribery trick is the reason I got my Wii U this year and BotW (idc what you think about the Wii U its a good console XD)

    • faby baby
      faby baby Month ago

      are you enjoying Tears of the Kingdom? (no spoilers pls)
      also if you haven't come to Jesus he's the only one that can fully satisfy you :)))

  • Jasmijn Ooms
    Jasmijn Ooms 3 years ago +6

    What wonderful, creative and kind-looking creators. Thank you so much for making this immensely wonderful game!

  • HansAlRachid
    HansAlRachid 3 years ago +4

    That moment in the beginning when you climb up to the top of the top of the ruined temple of time and those few piano notes slide in during the little cutscene that follows and shows you the darkness blanketing hyrule castle - I get chills every time. That was when I personally first knew that this game was genuinely something special.

  • Josh Briggs
    Josh Briggs 3 years ago +8

    It’s so inspiring that a team could come up with something so unique and creative. I’m really glad to have been alive to have seen such a great game come out. Can’t wait to see what they do for botw 2!


    This game has become my favorite gaming experience and one of the greatest experiences I have had in general. It was motivating enough for me to have over 330 hours on it with 100% completion in master mode. Thank you Nintendo for the overbearing dedication put into this Zelda entry.

  • happyjam92
    happyjam92 2 years ago +5

    Easily one of the best games of all time. I cannot wait for the sequel.

  • Andre Marcello ẞ.
    Andre Marcello ẞ. 6 years ago +676

    one thing Nintendo games will always have over the competition: NOSTALGIA

    • ThM
      ThM 4 years ago +60

      What competition?

    • Maiyonnaise
      Maiyonnaise 4 years ago

      Andre Marcello was

    • gabi belle
      gabi belle 4 years ago +9

      yeah and so much care and thought from the developers to make their audience think and feel in all aspects- sight, ambiance, sound, it’s incredible...
      also yeah, WHAT competition? 😜

    • 2001 cuisinart toaster
      2001 cuisinart toaster 3 years ago +5

      Microsoft:I have Minecraft

    • kuuderekun
      kuuderekun 3 years ago +12

      @2001 cuisinart toaster Nintendo: I have games that have started in the 1980s and are still going today.

  • chrisduckz
    chrisduckz 2 years ago +6

    I’ve been playing this game for a year and I’m in love with it. I wish I could shake the hands of these men and congratulate them on creating the best game I’ve ever played (and I’ve been playing a lot for 30+ years). I love how you can still discover things. Like I’m not ashamed to say I didn’t know you could freeze those barrels and hit them!!

  • punpompur
    punpompur 4 years ago +4

    this completely blows my mind. how far have we come, when it comes to technology, that games of such high quality can be designed. just insane. can't even imagine the efforts made to make this amazing game

  • Diamond Aura
    Diamond Aura 2 years ago +3

    What they made really was a masterpiece. I just watched the 2/17/21 Direct (Pyra and Mythra, Splatoon 3, and more baybeeee!) and this was in the suggested. No matter how many times I complete this game or even when I 100%'d Age of Calamity, I still feel a great connection to the world and the way they presented it. I'm sure that whatever they have planned for the sequel is going to be great, and if multiple delays can make the original as great as it is, I'm sure the sequel will be even better.

  • sand
    sand 3 years ago +3

    The thing is this is the longest I've waited for a game in my whole life and it was also on of the best ones I've ever played. Totally worth all waiting.

  • ♡mimibear♡
    ♡mimibear♡ 2 years ago +1

    This game is truly amazing. Everyone who had even a small part in the development of this game should be very proud of themselves. 👏 👏 👏 👏

  • Naiko
    Naiko 6 years ago +47

    I really like the "miniopenworld" tutorial in this game, is such a great idea, i was tired of lineal tutorials in TW3 or Skyrim or Fallout 4, i think that the plateau is a really natural way to introduce mechanics

  • Isabella M
    Isabella M 3 years ago +4

    Thank you for making the greatest game in history! You are all geniuses. Such an enchanting world that I can get lost in for years and years and years. You truly out did yourselves.

  • Castro F31
    Castro F31 4 years ago +17

    What a time to be a gamer. I would have loved having such making of when I was a kid

    • Row K
      Row K Year ago +1

      This game and Mario Odyssey were 2 games that had the same magic I felt when I was a little kid playing Wii Mario and Zelda games, which is something I never felt in games in a long time. So I can’t imagine how magical this experience is for kids growing up with it

  • Anas Shahid 224
    Anas Shahid 224 4 months ago +1

    Zelda Breath of the Wild is a masterpiece, one of my all time favorite games, the sense of exploration is something I have never seen in any game before, the world, colorful art style, fun gameplay, relaxing music, it’s a real feel good game that I just enjoy playing, the sense of adventure and exploration is always a treat,, a true masterpiece game 👏👏👏👏👏

  • Felipe Pardo Suarez
    Felipe Pardo Suarez 4 years ago +2

    Sooo much respect for Nintendo. They did an epic job!

  • KoishiWii8
    KoishiWii8 4 years ago +29

    I'm completely glad to hear all about the making of this Legend of Zelda game and I've also learned from it like that. But if I want to make a top quality game like that then I better have to get a lot of practice and skill improvement for game development first but I also gotta avoid rushing development.
    Thanks a lot Miyamoto for making my childhood super awesome ever since Super Mario 64. Not to mention I've also grew up my childhood with Mario flash games too.
    *cough* Newgrounds *cough*

    • Zakal
      Zakal 4 years ago +2

      KoishiWii8 Yeah, as much as Nintendo defines the childhood of many such as myself, Newgrounds was among others *the* shize, my Koishi-appreciating homie.

  • Suwan Yi
    Suwan Yi 5 years ago +54

    Hands down the most beautiful game I have ever played. Much respect to everyone who was involved in the creation of Zelda BOTW💯💯

  • Heibabeify
    Heibabeify 2 years ago +22

    I honestly learned a lot of English from playing Zelda as a child.
    Yes, my mother had to translate often at first, but I learned this foreign language really fast because I loved the game so much and mastering English had a purpose.

    • La Temporis
      La Temporis 7 months ago

      Wow, same. I especially love Majora Mask and replayed it many times. I was so happy when with each playthrough, I could understand more and more of what is being said.

  • Otávio dos Santos
    Otávio dos Santos 7 months ago +2

    Acho muito bacana ter várias línguas para aproveitar o jogo... uma pena nunca ter PORTUGUÊS (assim como 99% dos jogos da Nintendo :( )

  • beautifulbluemonster
    beautifulbluemonster 4 months ago +1

    Breath of the wildは、あまり変わりすぎず適度なゼルダの伝説感を残しながらビジュアルが画期的にアップグレードしていてプレイヤーを飽きさせず本当に凄いゲームでした。
    新しいtears of the kingdom にも期待しています!!

  • Marlena
    Marlena 3 years ago +2

    My favorite thing about BOTW that is commonly overlooked, is that combat is almost always an option. For a player like me who loves combat, i’m able to engage myself with as many enemies as i please. However, with a player like my mom who hates fighting, she’s able to avoid most enemies and focus on collecting items and exploring (which is her favorite part of the game). This game is truly beautiful and was clearly well thought-out and planned so that everyone, no matter age, race, or gender, can enjoy it in its entirety.

  • Christine
    Christine 3 years ago +8

    The most perfect game. I hope the sequel is just as brilliant.

  • Naiko
    Naiko 5 years ago +10

    They really outdone themselves with the open world mechanics on this one, amazing game.

  • JolinCai
    JolinCai 2 years ago +1

    I really love this game alot, it is SO realistic that sometimes I even get a little mad that its a little too realistic lol (when items are rolling downhill or falling down a cliff/edge or being blown away by the wind for example haha). Also its so great that monsters dont just attack Link but also the regular people that are passing by and that they even react to monsters attacking them (or me attacking them lol) and the sunsets and skyline views are breathtaking.
    only thing that really bothers me about this game is that its raining wayyy too much and thunder is also way too often and a little too aggressive. If I could change something about the game, I would take out the thunder (or make it a very rare event. I hate Akkala... lol) and not raining like nearly every day (and not only because climbing will be affected and I have to waste/wait alot of time just for the weather to change.., but also rainy weather makes the game (and my mood) a little more depressing lol)

  • Happy
    Happy 3 years ago +5

    This game was truly a masterpiece

  • Handi Suryanto
    Handi Suryanto Year ago +1

    This is the 9th symphony from Nintendo. So perfect..any detail of character and graphic you will get feel you are inside it. What a masterpiece..

  • Emil Holmsten
    Emil Holmsten 2 years ago +1

    I never thought I would get the same gaming experience as Ocarina of Time again!
    This is an excellent game! Truly beautiful! Thank you❤️

  • D G
    D G 2 years ago +8

    One of the best games . I am a big fan of Zelda breath of the wild . Thank you so much for this game. All your hard work has paid off

  • sabronk
    sabronk 5 years ago +4

    The art, music, variety in items, and especially physics in BotW is unbelievable. When they discussed the planning that went into the artwork of cutting down a tree, it really underlined the amount of hard work and attention to detail that went in to making this game the masterpiece that it is.

  • ami.valentinez
    ami.valentinez 4 years ago +7543

    Nintendo: BOTW2 is in development
    Me, tears in eyes: Ah yes, here we go again

    • Stricker Arts
      Stricker Arts 4 years ago +107

      I Know right I'm super excited. I was thinking today if they showed Zelda at E3 2019 I was going to flip. What does Nintendo do? they show Zelda at E3 2019. I'm basically like 😵🤯😲😀😃😆 YEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't stop thinking about it, I'm a super nerd for Zelda.

    • Aem
      Aem 4 years ago +14

      I want to interview Aonuma sans

    • DZ Legend
      DZ Legend 4 years ago +42

      @Stricker Arts and on top of that they don't JUST show Zelda. They show the sequel to one of the greatest Zelda's of all time.

    • Stricker Arts
      Stricker Arts 4 years ago +7

      @DZ Legend yes indeed oh man I can't wait!!!😁😆

    • Nicolas Besikian
      Nicolas Besikian 4 years ago +3

      it's not BOTW2 it's a DLC, stop with that. please

  • Furtzz G
    Furtzz G 3 years ago

    They should do this series with every major Nintendo game. Hearing the developers and their ideas to make the game is pretty awesome

  • Jameson
    Jameson 5 years ago +5

    This(as a younger gamer) is the greatest video game I've player in a long time. The passion and time that they put into this game really does show.

  • Mr. Creeper
    Mr. Creeper Year ago +1

    5 years later and countless copycats later this game still holds up as amazing.

  • Angel Crossing
    Angel Crossing 2 years ago +2

    2021 year I still playing Breath of The Wild, I'm not a fan at the beginning but once i've entered to the world, I'm a die-hard fans now. Than you for making such a beautiful game ever. Hope more back stories maybe about Link's family, Zelda and more in the future. Since Link bought a house for himself, maybe he can remember how his parent's raise his childhood before?

  • Carl Lee
    Carl Lee 5 years ago +5

    Playing Botw was like watching Hayao Miyazaki for the first time. You're constantly amazed how beautiful the environment is and the little things that makes the world seems so lively!

  • Twister
    Twister 4 years ago +7

    This (and Terraria coming at a close second) gave me some of the most immersive and fulfilling gaming experiences out of anything I've played so far. Hyped for BOTW 2

  • S. Marcey
    S. Marcey 3 years ago

    More stuff like this. Behind the scenes in how these games are made are great for people who want to learn how it works and possibly want to make their own games one day.

  • Ryan blob
    Ryan blob 3 years ago +1

    One thing I like about Zelda is how it bridges gaps between eastern and western cultures, a wide variety of different aesthetics and cultural references in there. Central Hyrule and the Hylians seems to be based on medieval western Europe, but there's some Japanese stuff thrown in there, particularly with the Sheikah people. Then with the Gerudo there's a lot of references to the middle east.

  • J C
    J C 2 years ago +3

    This game was reason enough for me to buy the switch in the first place, it has such a vast world, just when you think your done there is more to explore, it's been a while since I got so into a game.

  • Hi_I_like_cookies
    Hi_I_like_cookies 3 years ago

    You did a amazing job. It still is really fun to play and one of the best games I've ever played.

  • haziex
    haziex 6 years ago +83

    I really wish they incorporated Link's past (like his mom, dad, sister and grandma) as well as Zelda's. I say this because he lost his memories...so I had hoped that relieving his memories would also include his family life. I wish they would include this as a downloadable content on the game. I'd definitely purchase it without hesitation.

    • Jack
      Jack 6 years ago +21

      I'm just playing through now and in one of the memories Zelda mentions that Link followed his dads footsteps in becoming a knight for Hyrule but that's about it. It's the memory where Zelda is watching Link train under some trees

    • Dapperblook Animations
      Dapperblook Animations 5 years ago

      RweeS That's ocarina of time link.

    • Red Green
      Red Green 5 years ago +5

      Zelda's diary in Hyrule Catle and Mipha's diary at Zora's Domain (if you have the DLC) talk about Link's childhood

    • AxelRad
      AxelRad 5 years ago +3

      I wish we could find out how this Link became the hero. Most games he does stuff and becomes the hero, but here he already is.

    • Random FaceOnTheIntenet
      Random FaceOnTheIntenet 5 years ago

      Greenguy4301 they do tell us in the game

  • Rose
    Rose 2 years ago +3

    As an American 🇺🇸 I just wanted to say that I have been playing Zelda since the 1980’s when Zelda was in 2D. I love all of the Zelda games in the Zelda franchise. Thanks so much for making this video game. Zelda is my favorite of all time.

  • MelPlayz90
    MelPlayz90 2 years ago +156

    I'm glad that they're taking so long to make breath of the wild 2, would rather wait for a near-perfect product than a complete mess on launch.

    • Adam King
      Adam King 2 years ago +15

      cough, cough, cyberpunk....

    • Button’s Box
      Button’s Box 2 years ago

      @Adam King oop

    • Rifat.AI.
      Rifat.AI. 2 years ago +4

      @Adam King "Welcome to next generation of open world adventure"
      Yeah, right..

    • Beerbottles123
      Beerbottles123 2 years ago +8

      It's Nintendo's policy not to rush a game and overwork their employees. ....Which kinda ironic consider how toxic the Japanese work culture is.

    • Karana
      Karana 2 years ago +3

      Cough cough Pokemon

  • Jeremy Man
    Jeremy Man 4 years ago

    I wish they spoke more on the music and it's creation. Truly a masterpiece that's become my favorite game

  • Crybaby
    Crybaby 3 years ago +3

    I’m learning Japanese right now. And finally playing BOTW for the first time (I’ve played almost every series title just never bought the latest consoles) never thought of switching to Japanese.. duh thank you Aonuma. Also the whole Jömon period thing makes me appreciate the whole futuristic aspect so much more, I’m such a fan of traditional Zelda that this game has been. Interesting. This helps me understand all the changes

  • Mairi Stewart
    Mairi Stewart 2 years ago +1

    SO much love has been put into this game it's incredible!

  • SarahandEmma Le Moignan
    SarahandEmma Le Moignan 5 years ago +73

    i started playing this game when I got my switch when I was seven. I love this game more than any game I've ever played. I finished it in master mode too. I am now nearly nine and love it still the most. Thanks for such a great game :)

    • musne17
      musne17 2 years ago +9

      Wooo well done, amazing.

    • emma d.
      emma d. 2 years ago +8

      you must be 12 now right!

    • Chloe
      Chloe Year ago +1

      Holy crap teach me ur ways child

  • sam2
    sam2 4 years ago +4

    I’ve had so much fun with this game. I can’t wait until the sequel comes out!

  • Maria Tania Da Silva Tania

    Porque as legendas não são em português amo este jogo do zelda

  • David Doboni
    David Doboni 2 years ago +2

    I finally beat the game so I can finally watch these videos. Breath of the Wild in my opinion is the greatest game ever made, and the developers are going to undergo quite a challenge if they want the sequel to be as good or better than the first.

  • sidadm
    sidadm 4 years ago +1

    The amount of care and detail in this game is astounding.

  • Mohammed Al-Marafi
    Mohammed Al-Marafi 2 years ago

    This game has millions and millions of details and elements. It’s mind blowing how the designers came up with all those stuff!!!! 🤯

  • sasmk
    sasmk 6 years ago +42

    Masterpiece. Thank you gentlemen.

    ACYNED Year ago +1

    Loved the game, it's truly a great piece of work

  • ケモト
    ケモト 3 years ago +4


  • Chris 90
    Chris 90 3 years ago +3

    Masterpice. Cant wait for the sequel!!

  • Iris D-N
    Iris D-N 4 years ago +725

    they're going to have to do all this *again* for the sequel..
    thank you for all your hard work nintendo!!

    • Iris D-N
      Iris D-N 4 years ago +24

      Hazel Frazzle Oh you’re right! That takes some of the burden off then haha.. Either way I’m SUPER excited ^^

    • A P
      A P 4 years ago +46

      @Iris D-N the reason this game took long is cause they has to build its engine and physics by scratch. Now the story will be much more of a focus as they have all the assets needed.

    • ꨄ Zelda ꨄ
      ꨄ Zelda ꨄ 3 years ago +5

      They are going to reuse some buildings, the map is going to be the same and they are going to be new buildings etc...

    • Jeff 'the gamer' Boy
      Jeff 'the gamer' Boy 3 years ago +3

      @ꨄ Zelda ꨄ, same map will be quite underwhelming. I have literally explored the map twice if not thrice.

    • TheMilkCat
      TheMilkCat 3 years ago +8

      @Jeff 'the gamer' Boy I could imagine that in the sequal (or prequal) you are gonna be much more in caves or in new land. (there is more land past gerudo desert)

  • ふらんしーぬ
    ふらんしーぬ 2 years ago +3


  • Madi
    Madi 5 years ago +3

    Im literally in love with the art in the beginning its such an amazing game and it starts with this tiny whiteboard doodle

  • Lapsiluco
    Lapsiluco 2 years ago +2

    PLEASE make a series like this for the sequel once it's out

  • HartleySan
    HartleySan 5 years ago

    I haven't finished the game, but I can confidently say that it's one of the greatest games ever made. Very ambitious and truly amazing.

    • Dalgus Maximus
      Dalgus Maximus 5 years ago

      Well as someone who has beaten the game quite fully I can say it is probably the most overrated game of this generation.

  • Anum Ghulam
    Anum Ghulam 3 years ago +2

    Botw is legit everything I wanted in a open world game it’s like so many games blended and there comes Zelda the perfect cartoon style game I just floating love it 😍

  • Moose Odom
    Moose Odom 4 years ago

    This game is so good. Really glad they made it. All these people deserve huge raises.

  • Mason Kennedy
    Mason Kennedy 5 years ago +1

    I loved the concept art of Link with a prosthetic arm that could shoot bombs and have a hookshot and everything. That design just seems so badass.

  • scarsalex
    scarsalex 6 years ago +345

    This game is amazing

    • Bossix84
      Bossix84 5 years ago

      Alex Gil Gutierrez Bought Switch couple of days ago and I have to agree with you.

  • Cristian Parada
    Cristian Parada 3 years ago +1

    Vaya increíble presentación u cosas que no había probado si que tiene muchas cosas que descubrir y formas de jugar la mejor saga 👌🏻🙏🏻👍🏻👏🏻🙌🏻☺️🙇🏻‍♂️

  • Katie S
    Katie S 4 years ago +1

    Greatest game ever!!! From beginning to end, I never enjoyed any other game as much as I did BoTW. Thank you!!

  • elfedits
    elfedits 5 years ago

    I finished this game with 200+ hours, explored every single spot of the map, yet without expansions (for now) i still wanna go back and play some more

  • Samuel Isaza
    Samuel Isaza 3 years ago +5

    These people should be really proud of the master piece they made

  • Kelly Stanley
    Kelly Stanley 2 years ago

    Everything about this game is PERFECT. So easy to lose track of time while playing.

  • Jaime García
    Jaime García 5 years ago +3

    They did a really good job, i love this game and i´m so happy evryone can enjoy it as much as me!

  • Enrico Bonamano
    Enrico Bonamano 7 months ago

    Hopefully we will have this series of videos in 2024 for Tears of the Kingdom! I would be thrilled to know more about their ideas, decision making process and comparisons with Breath of the Wild. Make it happen Nintendo!

  • hedwig123456
    hedwig123456 2 years ago +2

    This game is a masterpiece

  • Star_Gaz3r
    Star_Gaz3r 2 years ago +9

    Dear Developers: Thank you so much for this ❤️

    • Liquid Guns
      Liquid Guns 2 years ago

      Hey bro don't say such a warm thanks didn't you see what CDPR did with the Cyberpunk 2077 after we all went extremely soft towards them.

    • col700
      col700 2 years ago

      @Liquid Guns doesnt mean we cant thank developers for a great game. i mean, they worked so hard for near-perfection, the least we can do is thank em

  • TrentTube
    TrentTube 3 years ago

    It is a masterpiece. Well played.

  • josh johns
    josh johns 2 years ago

    hope to see something like this when the sequel is finally released

  • MrSailing101
    MrSailing101 6 years ago +1522

    So let me get this straight, one of their early concepts was a more middle aged link who lost his arm, and becomes a Badass Shika Cyborg.
    Part of me is glad they didn't go that route, because of the potential backlash that would cause. The other part of me wants to play THAT game now.

    • multicolour-ink
      multicolour-ink 6 years ago +62

      MrSailing101 it's an idea for a Zelda game set in a more modern era certainly!

    • Excelsius
      Excelsius 6 years ago +78

      Or post apocalyptic? hrm...a dystopian Zelda where a modern Hyrule fell after Ganon returned unexpected and all tecbology failed to stop him...

    • -[greensoul]-
      -[greensoul]- 6 years ago +19

      MrSailing101 the other concepts that were also shown at GDC tells me that they need a bit more time to be comfortable making a modern or a different era Zelda.

    • MrSailing101
      MrSailing101 6 years ago +57

      At least they recycled part of the cyborg design as the basis for the phantom blights.

    • MissFoxiness🧚🦊
      MissFoxiness🧚🦊 6 years ago +35

      bet whoever designed that must of played Metal gear Phantom pain

  • Duck
    Duck 3 years ago +1

    I just got a Switch 3 weeks ago and got this game and this video is showing me so many things you can do that I never thought of. Fantastic game design

  • Mica Impas
    Mica Impas 2 years ago +3

    id actually love to play that 2-d demo, it looks so cool!

  • Macen Payne
    Macen Payne 6 months ago

    Replaying now to prepare for Tears of the Kingdom, I absolutely love this game.