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

  • Published on Mar 14, 2017
  • Director Hidemaro Fujibayshi discusses the process and journey of creating The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
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  • Macaza109
    Macaza109 16 hours ago

    We’ve got a while to wait for botw 2 considering it’s ‘now in development’, and botw1 started off in 2013. But it’s gonna be worth it boys

  • Learn 3D in 30 Days

    Breathtaking game, I am looking forward to the sequel. Are there any plans for a "Hyrule Online" to connect the fan base in an mmo? The Link Within!

  • Firestrike gaming
    Firestrike gaming 3 days ago

    Me: can I have some eggs

  • Kyler Malone
    Kyler Malone 3 days ago

    3:28 me when my mom walks in your room at three am and sees that I’m still play breath of the wild

  • Kyler Malone
    Kyler Malone 3 days ago

    Breath of the wild is the best game I ever played... I’m so happy there making a second one

  • Braswell Unleashed
    Braswell Unleashed 7 days ago

    Left a like in July 2019, who's with me?

  • Twister
    Twister 8 days ago +2

    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

  • Lord Boneless
    Lord Boneless 9 days ago

    My dream is to be on the Legend of Zelda team

  • DiamondDelox Dev
    DiamondDelox Dev 9 days ago

    Love this game a lot, at the time of making this comment I still have yet to play it. Although Cemu is looking really promising! Nintendo has a really good vibe that I just cant figure out why they are so different! Good work Nintendo!

  • 21C Wyvernn
    21C Wyvernn 9 days ago +1

    There better be a way to fight with your shield Captain America style in BoTW 2

  • María Camila Fadul
    María Camila Fadul 10 days ago

    Wow, the subtitles in this video are really mediocre guys... Like they translate the main ideas of what people are saying, but they're missing a lot of the nuance...
    Still really interesting to get a glimpse at the behind the scenes for BOTW, but I think videos as interesting as this deserve a better quality control on the subtitles

  • Quinn For The Win
    Quinn For The Win 11 days ago

    The Wii U did it better

  • Quinn For The Win
    Quinn For The Win 11 days ago +1

    Is this the same orchestra that made the instrumental version of World of Light?

  • Steven McDowell
    Steven McDowell 11 days ago

    Wow a development team that actually cares about making their game fun, and making sure it hits the fans every expectation, and not looking for every way they can suck the players pockets dry

  • Vivian Grace
    Vivian Grace 11 days ago

    8:50 Zeke.

  • Angela Brown
    Angela Brown 16 days ago

    Omg i havent even finished the 1st one and there making a 2nd!! I mean im so happy but nooooo😂😩

  • Emperor Calus
    Emperor Calus 16 days ago +1

    I'm hoping the song from the beginning will be in the sequel, sounds like a song bungie made lol

  • the renx
    the renx 16 days ago

    God: creates humans
    Humans: create breath of the wild
    God: im proud

  • Gustavo dos Santos
    Gustavo dos Santos 18 days ago

    8:35 My family can't play the best game of all times (zelda) because Nintendo does not include portuguese language support. We are such a small people in the world, just 260 million speakers. That's sad!

  • 조컷
    조컷 19 days ago

    The Japanese are great.

  • straw hatluffy
    straw hatluffy 19 days ago

    I hope some day pokemon will be open area world.. And no restrict area... And become more like zelda....

  • teo tac
    teo tac 19 days ago

    When I first saw lightning and noticed my axe was conducting electricity I thought it was some power I gained until the lightning struck

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V 19 days ago

    Please give me the 3 hour documentary about the making of Breath of the Wild that I need!!

  • Corazon Baro
    Corazon Baro 20 days ago

    609 dislike are bunch of ganondorks

  • Geometry Dash Master
    Geometry Dash Master 20 days ago

    Who’s exited for BOTW2?

  • Glich a fire
    Glich a fire 20 days ago

    Me: I just finished ocarina of time
    Nintendo: hey look at this
    Me: omg you can JUMP!

  • Tsubakiee
    Tsubakiee 24 days ago

    Thank you Nintendo for my undying enjoyment of Breath of the Wild.❤ I still enjoy many of your consoles and portable systems.

  • へッMIATA
    へッMIATA 25 days ago

    I wish I was in the room with those orchestras...THE SOUNDTRACKS WERE SO GOOD AHHHHHHH

  • Jaden LaFountain
    Jaden LaFountain 25 days ago

    I don’t have a Nintendo Switch because my mom doesn’t have the enough money

    • Jacob Reynolds
      Jacob Reynolds 7 days ago

      You can just buy the game on Wii U if you have one

  • Haley’s World
    Haley’s World 26 days ago

    I play BOTW on Switch and it was/is amazing I got all 4 divine beasts and calamity Ganon! I still have to do the shrines though but I’m obsessed with this incredibly amazing game and I guys deserve lots of credit from everyone who bought the game and from me! Well done! It’s an game that I can’t forget!!

  • Imaan Soltanalipour
    Imaan Soltanalipour 27 days ago

    Botw 2 babyyyy

  • RightBurst 101
    RightBurst 101 27 days ago

    We all know the Wii U the product that failed was obviously was a prototype for the switch plus look at the captions on 0:33

  • Natura 100
    Natura 100 28 days ago

    I have ZeldaBOTW and Its ohne of the best Games i have see, but the Yhiga Secret base Its hard for me!😂

  • Link
    Link 29 days ago

    But I wanted the green iconic tunic for link

    • Jacob Reynolds
      Jacob Reynolds 7 days ago

      Link You get rewarded with it for completing all 120 shrines

    • Link
      Link 25 days ago

      Cokez Z. No like the actual one like in every Zelda game u have to wake up or doing anything but u have the iconic green tunic or u will get rewarded for doing something like in windwaker

    • Cokez Z.
      Cokez Z. 27 days ago

      You can still get it if you find all the Shrines, or get certain Amiibo. I personally dyed the Hylian Tunic green and thinks it actually looks even better than either of those options.

  • MrPotato
    MrPotato 29 days ago

    Now imagine this but x10 more work and thats the dev story behind botw 2

  • GiX
    GiX 29 days ago

    We want to see the making of form botw 2!

  • Gustavo Mendes
    Gustavo Mendes 29 days ago

    02:55 BotW2 concept

  • Hakkyou13
    Hakkyou13 Month ago

    I’m watching this to get a sense of how long I’m gonna have to wait for the sequel. Someone thought maybe end of 2020 but that seems way to early. End of 2021 or mid 22 sounds closer. 😰 anyways, I’ve been reminded that I want to try playing the game in French, maybe I should do that while I wait

  • Samuel McGee
    Samuel McGee Month ago +2

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

  • Adrián Wills
    Adrián Wills Month ago

    2:53 Maybe... That could be the new Link's mechanic in BOTW2 :o

  • NumberJ42
    NumberJ42 Month ago

    I wanna play that 2D prototype

  • Thomas S.
    Thomas S. Month ago

    6:41 i have never considered doing that...

  • Ivax60
    Ivax60 Month ago

    This video was interesting to know how the people who create a videogame do the game, and my favourite game in this case XD.
    Edit: like if you think making videogames are more harder than defeating Ganon whit a stick.

  • Pedro Freitas Mendes
    Pedro Freitas Mendes Month ago +1

    Parabens pelo trabalho foda nintendo

  • Magnus
    Magnus Month ago

    0:30 when i saw when they started making botw i were wondering if i was on the right video

  • Fat GoldFish
    Fat GoldFish Month ago +3

    Saw this in my feed almost cried thinking it was an update for BOTW 2

  • Heven demo
    Heven demo Month ago +4

    I wannnntttttt to watch an hour long documentary of this with the sequel too

  • Minevale 1021
    Minevale 1021 Month ago

    Oh cool this is in my recommendation

  • Harry
    Harry Month ago

    oh yes i am erect

  • Dedis Susanto
    Dedis Susanto Month ago

    minish cap remake please...

  • Ka'eo Kaneko
    Ka'eo Kaneko Month ago +1


  • Lost Brudda
    Lost Brudda Month ago

    These video made me replay the game

  • Jossen
    Jossen Month ago +38

    BOTW is that type of game you play when you have a bad day and just want to dissapear into another world, love it and cant wait for the sequel🤗

    • Harumaki
      Harumaki Month ago +2

      That's my feeling with all the Zelda games, they are just pure magic. Specially my loved and favorite one, Majora's Mask. A masterpiece.

  • ピエロ大好き人間

    続 編 開 発 中

  • Chris L
    Chris L Month ago

    I know it was only a prototype but I'd love to play the 2D zelda they created.

  • Duelz
    Duelz Month ago

    Amazing game
    Great job guys :)

  • Chinese Jay YouTube
    Chinese Jay YouTube Month ago +7

    Who else is waiting for: The making of Breath of the wild 2?

  • Criver2000
    Criver2000 Month ago

    I actually did what he said... I'm from a spanish speaking country, but I have my Switch in english, and I played the game in italian with english subtitles, because at the time I was learning italian. It was a great experience.

  • YourPalJake
    YourPalJake Month ago +1

    RUclip finally did it right and got me something good on my feed after botw 2 reveal trailer

  • The Rational Man
    The Rational Man Month ago +1

    2020 Skyward Sword Remastered. 2021 BOTW Sequel. 2022 Another 2D Zelda Remake. 2023 Full Remake of Ocarina of Time.

    • smh
      smh Month ago

      oh shi- are you from the future?!

  • Alessandro Rojas
    Alessandro Rojas Month ago

    So *takes out my Hello Kitty calculator* if they begun the creation of Botw in 2013 to sell it in 2017 that makes like 4 years of development and since they announced the developement this year (2019) it means that it will probably be released in 2023 because 2019 + (2017-2013) = 2023

  • Richàrd Mikolai
    Richàrd Mikolai Month ago +1


  • Dying
    Dying Month ago +1

    i swear man, nintendo makes me hella happy

  • E_ woggn
    E_ woggn Month ago

    Dude seeing this trailer only makes me more hyped for the sequel because we can clearly see what their games are capable of being

    T SMACKS Month ago

    Where’s Metroid prime 4

  • JB Gimena
    JB Gimena Month ago

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

  • Cryxonia
    Cryxonia Month ago

    2:56 What if this happened in the sequel because we saw that thing with his hand

  • Mirco Bex Gilioli
    Mirco Bex Gilioli Month ago

    I want an Hirule chicken as my bodyguard!! 😂😂😂🐔

  • LyfeGlyder
    LyfeGlyder Month ago +1

    I've never said this to you, Nintendo, but thank you for creating my childhood.

  • PALversusNTSC1
    PALversusNTSC1 Month ago

    best zelda game ever.
    they are all great, but this one is very special. its the elements of nature, where nobody thought of that gave oppertunities in gameplay.
    there was no music wich makes you felt one with nature, brilliant.

  • IcySand 1038
    IcySand 1038 Month ago


  • dinkylittle6
    dinkylittle6 Month ago +1

    Breath of the wild is a legendary game. Truly a console seller.

  • Mr Anonymous K
    Mr Anonymous K Month ago +2

    I'm pretty sure Botw 2 is gonna take less longer to develop, since they're using the same game engine

    • Boboloboloo
      Boboloboloo Month ago

      Same engine plus (probably) most of the assets (npc models, weapons, etc) plus some new ones.
      Honestly, having a general design for the overworld is probably gonna take a year off the development time alone

  • fergy19872002
    fergy19872002 Month ago

    I have played ever Zelda ever made, this is by far the best Zelda game. Am very excited to see what BOTW 2 expands on in the original format. waiting on bated breath for the next instalment. Thank you for continuing the game on switch

    • Bogdan 96
      Bogdan 96 Month ago

      no female is garbage because is male...I wanted a female!

  • ProX Gaming
    ProX Gaming Month ago

    Wait a minute is BotW 2 gonna take 4 years to make then?

    • ProX Gaming
      ProX Gaming Month ago

      @Gamentor ah, I see

    • Gamentor
      Gamentor Month ago

      Probably not.
      They've got a lot of stuff from the first game to work with like
      -an already made engine
      -a detailed world to use as a base for the sequel's
      -already created basic game mechanics
      -likely, a good amount of leftover assets, given all the weird directions they tried to go in the conceptualization of the first one
      -a lot of feedback from the first game
      Also, given the trailer, they've likely already picked a direction to take the new game in. Though, they are probably still very early in development as they are speaking in rather uncertain terms about it. I personally expect/hope the game will take about 2 and half years to make and will release in late 2021 or early 2022.

  • Flávio
    Flávio Month ago

    Oh my I really wish Nintendo could make this version of Link (2:51) available as DLC. I'd love to play truth this more mature and "realistic" version of Link.

  • jmqm - SMITE Videos

    These developers talk as if this is the first time they've created a 3D game

  • Ohrgitterwels Schmeika

    Ok, BOTW 2, see you in 4 Years

  • Emos sind Cringe
    Emos sind Cringe Month ago +2

    And now part 2 is in Development

  • Eliza lol
    Eliza lol Month ago

    Bro the sequel is getting made ALREADY!?!??! Amzing nintendo never ceases to amaze us!!!

  • 英蘇球
    英蘇球 Month ago

    I think in 2020 or 2021 we will have a game called "Legend of Zelda Maker"

  • J Coorey
    J Coorey Month ago

    All I heard was *we have fired the guy who developed the horse mechanics*

  • Kevin Howard
    Kevin Howard Month ago +1

    only thing I don't like about the game is its short unconventional "dungeons" if you can even call them that. they took less then an hour to finish. 1:17 like that. I miss the thrill of hearing that sound and wondering what I just got.

    • Ashykinz
      Ashykinz Month ago

      Kevin Howard based on the new trailer, looks like they gonna have real dungeons

  • Honk Andursun
    Honk Andursun Month ago +3

    In America, you kill chicken.
    But in Hyrule, chicken kills you!

  • Grass
    Grass Month ago

    sometimes, I forget this is a Zelda Game

  • pickaxattacks
    pickaxattacks Month ago +4

    Here after botw 2 reveal

  • Octo bannana dragon kiwi
    Octo bannana dragon kiwi Month ago +340

    RUclip 2017: No
    RUclip 2018: No
    RUclip 2019: *NOW*

    • Twister
      Twister 8 days ago

      Just stop with this comment it has been copied into extinction

    • Zackarus
      Zackarus 13 days ago +1

      I got this in my recommended 2 years ago

    • Falconer 92 ツ
      Falconer 92 ツ Month ago +3

      Silver Something960 *cuz this is the best game ever created !*

    • Silver Something960
      Silver Something960 Month ago

      Falconer 92 ツ
      What does that say

    • Falconer 92 ツ
      Falconer 92 ツ Month ago +3

      It's never too late for this recommendation これはこれまでに作成された最高のゲームだから !

  • Faze Booze
    Faze Booze Month ago +12

    Zelda botw sequel is day 1 cop NO CAP

  • Iris D-N
    Iris D-N Month ago +48

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

    • A P
      A P 16 days ago +3

      @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.

    • Iris D-N
      Iris D-N Month ago +4

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

    • Hazel Frazzle
      Hazel Frazzle Month ago +13

      Well they can re-use assets this time so it won't be quite as excruciating. The game will probably take like 2 years instead of 5.

  • •metro•
    •metro• Month ago +16

    *oh god my tears are ready to shed for the sequel again*

  • Robley
    Robley Month ago


  • amayabuns
    amayabuns Month ago +1199

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

    • Hero of Twilight
      Hero of Twilight 10 days ago +1

      @Nicolas Besikian Are you dumb? Nintendo literally has a video of the trailer of it.

    • A potato
      A potato 11 days ago +1

      @Nicolas Besikian it's gonna be a different game due to so much dlc

    • James Willett
      James Willett 27 days ago

      James Willett

  • LofiBry
    LofiBry Month ago +1

    Breath of the Wild Sequel is in Development

  • DeZrawlitz
    DeZrawlitz Month ago +241

    Here after breath of the wild 2 reveal

    • Ben Wright
      Ben Wright 23 days ago


    • Carrie Blaine
      Carrie Blaine Month ago +1

      @Linda Carrasco I've been it Zelda since before I was old enough to hold a controller
      Wich was 5yrs ago

    • Carrie Blaine
      Carrie Blaine Month ago


    • tye phillips
      tye phillips Month ago

      MEGA same

    • Linda Carrasco
      Linda Carrasco Month ago

      DeZrawlitz I hope it comes out soon tbh! I just got into Zelda two months ago, so my switch is on the way 😂😂

  • Blaze Playz Gamez
    Blaze Playz Gamez Month ago +6

    THANK YOU FOR BREAKING THE MOLD OF LOZ IN THIS GAME!!! one of the best games I've ever played in my entire life!!! Thank you!

  • mal s
    mal s Month ago +49

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

  • dayshift at freddy's 1980's games

    i like this cool game i love it!!

  • Griff -
    Griff - Month ago +1

    It's sad that Treehouse couldn't pull together actual good voice acting in English. Aonuma and Fujibayashi's vision deserved much better than that!

  • Tony Stark Fan
    Tony Stark Fan Month ago +1

    Multiplayer dlc plz nintendo

  • (Squall Leonhart) Donnie

    The game that killed Zelda for me, espeically after I heard the next one will be like this. Congrats Nintendo you lost a player that's been playing since 1986.

    • Calebboi
      Calebboi 24 days ago

      The funny thing is you wrote this thinking that you have an impact

    • Greta Wolff
      Greta Wolff Month ago

      What is your reasoning for disliking Nintendos new direction with this franchise?