The Making of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video – Open-Air Concept

  • Published: 14 March 2017
  • Producer Eiji Aonuma discusses the importance of creating a game where players could be free to explore.

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Comments • 993

  • Goblinlight104
    Goblinlight104  1 weeks back

    I played this game for more time than I would like to confess.... (hint, about 200 HOURS) Also, please make a wind waker remake for switch. And, OOT, Twilight Princess, and like, all of them. Please Nintendo. I would buy all of them!

    • Kenneth Golden
      Kenneth Golden  2 weeks back

      I don't think it's talked about enough how absolutely stellar the Foley is in Breath of the Wild. Hundreds upon hundreds of different sounds. Footsteps, wind, it all sounds completely organic and natural.

      • cin cin
        cin cin  4 weeks back

        That's why i don't like majora's mask, I always just wanted to explore and find secret places, push/pull something, lift throw, dash, bombs all cracks everything.

        • MikeB
          MikeB  4 weeks back

          I am probably too late for this to be read, but if any of the Nintendo team see this I'd just like to say that IMHO this is a truly amazing game and you guys have done an unbelievable job creating it. After seeing some videos it got me to buy a Nintendo Switch just to play this. So glad I did. It is truly immersive and very entertaining. Thank you so much.

          • DiamondDelox Dev
            DiamondDelox Dev  1 months back

            A healthy development cycle creates a healthy game. Glad Nintendo sees it that way!

            • Jim Chen
              Jim Chen  1 months back

              Please change the music when you solve a puzzle in BOTW2. It's kinda creepy...

              • Bez Oznaught
                Bez Oznaught  2 months back

                I dont usually say I want a remake, done with modern mechanics and graphics, but since BOTW was earth-shatteringly popular, they should do a complete recreation of Wind Waker, since they can actually make that dull open sea into a living ecosystem now. I would throw my money at that so hard.

                • Apocalypticvideos555
                  Apocalypticvideos555  2 months back

                  I thought of something weird:
                  Sonic getting the breath of the wild treatment

                  • J T
                    J T  2 months back

                    take note gamefreak

                    • StitchBaby
                      StitchBaby  2 months back

                      I finished the game yesterday, now I feel empty...(quietly waiting for the next chapter)

                      • Alexis Craig
                        Alexis Craig  2 months back

                        Amazing game 😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️

                        • Louis Wouters
                          Louis Wouters  2 months back

                          I played through this game 3 times, and I only just saw that you can hit the rocksback at the bokoblins with a club!

                          • Tim
                            Tim  2 months back

                            Thank you for taking the time to make this game so good! You have created a masterpiece that will forever me referenced.

                            • Adam Hassan
                              Adam Hassan  2 months back

                              Nintendo, please make another one of these for botw 2 c:

                              Like how you used the botw engine and came up with new ideas for this new game :0

                              • RayVac
                                RayVac  2 months back

                                incoming flying mounts, calling it

                                • jade rocc
                                  jade rocc  2 months back

                                  i wonder if anyone over at gamefreak has watched this video :/

                                  • Lil Puff
                                    Lil Puff  2 months back

                                    Now we await for the sewu8

                                    • Greta Wolff
                                      Greta Wolff  2 months back

                                      Does anyone know any time estimates at this point in time for the sequel?? I’m already losing it waiting!

                                      • Pleedi
                                        Pleedi  2 months back

                                        Eric Dawalga And even that’s being optimistic.

                                      • Eric Dawalga
                                        Eric Dawalga  2 months back

                                        Most likely holiday 2020, or spring 2021 at the earliest.

                                    • Evanco
                                      Evanco  3 months back

                                      Nintendo is a professional at one-upping itself

                                      • Pedro Abel Beltrán Disciplina

                                        Me encanta el nivel de detalle que tuvieron con el juego. <3
                                        Retrasarlo para pulir esos detalles fue la mejor decisión.

                                        • Exo stretch
                                          Exo stretch  5 months back

                                          Why can't other AAA companies watch these videos? They would learn a lot from them.

                                          • Gianni Giannetto
                                            Gianni Giannetto  5 months back

                                            i like they took their time with it

                                            • tom lines
                                              tom lines  5 months back

                                              what is the instrument at @7:45 ?

                                              • Fronic
                                                Fronic  5 months back

                                                I believe it is called a koto. They used a wide range of instruments for this game but many Japanese instruments were used for Kakariko because of the obvious Japanese influence.

                                            • BGz GamersVoid
                                              BGz GamersVoid  5 months back

                                              Perfection is usually not defined in any category in our lives....I'm here to announce
                                              This *PERFECTION!*

                                              • Max Awesom
                                                Max Awesom  6 months back

                                                is there a translated version of this? I want to listen to it like a podcast

                                                • Xavier Villaluz
                                                  Xavier Villaluz  6 months back

                                                  even tho the story wasnt that compelling, in terms of mechanics and how natural the world feels, i gotta give it to botw, other open world games just dont feel as alive

                                                  • ricky Hyppa
                                                    ricky Hyppa  6 months back

                                                    If the next core PokeMon receives the same treatment as this game and has a graphics engine close to it, I'm never going outside again.

                                                    • Emerson Ortiz
                                                      Emerson Ortiz  6 months back

                                                      Hagan juegos para pc chingadamadre, no lo pinches exclusivos para sus consolas

                                                      • Linkz1485
                                                        Linkz1485  6 months back

                                                        Even at 4:52 bashing the enemy with the shield. I didn't know that either.

                                                        • bettergetdave
                                                          bettergetdave  6 months back

                                                          I never heard people talk about the most basic and common gaming mechanics like they are revolutionary and never existed until they were put in this game. It blows me away how people totally over look this.

                                                          • l
                                                            l  6 months back


                                                            • Brandon Bennett304gamer
                                                              Brandon Bennett304gamer  6 months back

                                                              This is a fantastic game. By far my favorite game I’ve ever played. I hope they continue this style of game in the next zelda

                                                              • Mr.CoolBoi
                                                                Mr.CoolBoi  6 months back

                                                                but how could they made zelda soo thicc

                                                                • Kevin Yu
                                                                  Kevin Yu  6 months back

                                                                  best game i own on switch for sure

                                                                  • Phoenix Might
                                                                    Phoenix Might  6 months back

                                                                    Best game I've played on any console.

                                                                • M4dnessify
                                                                  M4dnessify  6 months back

                                                                  Please make a game like this but Pokemon.

                                                                  • Michael Isabella
                                                                    Michael Isabella  6 months back

                                                                    BOTW is the single greatest game I've ever played in my life. I LOVE THAT GAME.

                                                                    • Bryce Hansen
                                                                      Bryce Hansen  6 months back

                                                                      This game is simply a masterpiece... With this and Odyssey I'm not sure Nintendo could ever have a better year.

                                                                      • David Wilcox
                                                                        David Wilcox  6 months back

                                                                        Nintendo does not like criticism at all i see, sucks they are delaying metroid because they waited to bring in retro.

                                                                        • Shatter
                                                                          Shatter  6 months back

                                                                          The best song composed for botw isn’t even in it😭

                                                                          • bode
                                                                            bode  6 months back

                                                                            can`t wait for next zelda game

                                                                            • my son
                                                                              my son  6 months back

                                                                              Wow 2011 and 2017

                                                                              • XxAndoxXxKiiroxX
                                                                                XxAndoxXxKiiroxX  6 months back

                                                                                Music besides art, animation and design is a big concept for me. I love hearing the transitions a piece, especially when you encounter a guardian the change isnt rushed it pretty much slowly fits into the background music and its just so terrifying and relaxing at the same time. Botw has become my favorite when it comes to the music score like I dont have favorites compared to the other games

                                                                                • Estariol87
                                                                                  Estariol87  6 months back

                                                                                  This game is truly a masterpiece!!! I can't even begin to imagine the amount of work, love and dedication poured into making it!!!!

                                                                                  • TDKeller
                                                                                    TDKeller  6 months back

                                                                                    I don’t understand how people could have possibly been disappointed by the soundtrack. If the soundtrack was exactly like the heroic ocarina if time it would have made the experience and the themes of the game so much less. The soundtrack for botw is so beautiful and it works perfectly with everything the game was going for. I never feel bored when listening to it and honestly it’s one of the better game soundtracks in recent triple A games (in my opinion) it just annoys me when people complain about how it could have been better or more memorable, when it is already amazing and memorable and beneficial to the games atmosphere and themes. Than you for listening to my ted talk

                                                                                    • Robert Andersson
                                                                                      Robert Andersson  7 months back

                                                                                      So Kyoto has one snowy mountain area, one hot desert area, one fiery volcano and a wetland area? Amazing.

                                                                                    • Mytty Dohun
                                                                                      Mytty Dohun  7 months back

                                                                                      They finally made a good 3D Zelda game

                                                                                      • Tam Chompson
                                                                                        Tam Chompson  7 months back

                                                                                        This is a master class in game development. These guys wanted to make a great game; not just to get paid but for the love of the game. (Pun intended).

                                                                                        • Amanda Plants
                                                                                          Amanda Plants  7 months back

                                                                                          Breath of the wild is truly the best and most satisfying Zelda game because of the open world exploration, and cooking. I wish there would be an additional DLC so we can add to the map, but instead maybe a new game will be a better idea . There is one fundamental thing that is missing.... the inability to dive down in water. If we kill an enemy in the water, and they drop jewels, we cannot they go down and get the jewels or a dropped weapon because Link cannot dive. That is one thing I wish it would do......and maybe a little less rain. :)