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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Development History

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With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Nintendo Switch out, we look at the development (2011-2017) of this gamechanger! + We reveal the Giveaway winners! Subscribe to Commonwealth Realm!: http://bit.ly/Commonrealm Follow CR on twitter! https://twitter.com/Commonrealm Music: "Trailer Theme" by Cleffernotes http://bit.ly/BreathSwitch Big shoutout goes to Music Proposition: http://bit.ly/ZeldaUMusic
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Commonwealth Realm (1 year ago)
Remember the winners were selected fully random (we had no impact on the selection which was done automatically through Gleam). Both I and Joseph were surprised when we saw that all of them had names beginning with J. But in return the winners are from three different continents and entered the giveaway at vastly different times.
RhythmGrizz (2 months ago)
My name is Jgeorge Do I win now?
ky (1 year ago)
Commonwealth Realm pics or its rigged
Theswaggeringwombat (1 year ago)
Yeah it was as totally worth waking up at 3:34 am to begin downloading it is so amazing!!!!!!
Karma Akabane (1 year ago)
Commonwealth Realm g
Dennis Macz (1 year ago)
+Theswaggeringwombat You get your game?
Javier Henriquez (1 day ago)
How does third place get the game, but second place gets the amibo? Shouldn’t it have been the other way around? Lol
RhythmGrizz (2 months ago)
One of the best comeback stories of all time
TheOneGuy1111 (2 months ago)
This video is brought to you by the letter J.
Greenguy4301 (4 months ago)
32:00 FAR from it.
Username (5 months ago)
Whats the music at 25:00 ?
MajorPhilGraves (7 months ago)
It's so cool that the second piece of Zelda DLC actually lets Link become a biker!
King Shindo (7 months ago)
What's that ocarina trailer?
Awesome material, awesome video!
Crimson (1 year ago)
6 years to make one of the best videogames ever
owlflame (1 year ago)
Calling Skyward sword "one of, if not THE greatest stories in the series." is just......... wrong.
macgeek2004 (1 year ago)
OK, so maybe it's the couple beers I've had while watching this, but dammit I wanna see Biker Link get his own game! We'll call it Legend of Zelda: Five Z's.". SWORD FIGHTS ON MOTORCYCLES!!!! XD
The (6 months ago)
Guess what buddy
macgeek2004 (1 year ago)
Honestly, I think BotW stands as a great argument for the delaying of games until they are actually finished and fully ready for release. On the other end, you've got No Man's Sky and many other games that were fully released only half finished. I guess what I'm trying to say is #FuckEA. ;~P
med gazzeh (1 year ago)
actually loz skyward sword is one of my favorites from the serie along with ocarina of time I don't know why a lot of people consider it a fail , also motion controls are perfect for this game and it have an awesome story.
Richard Baracat (6 months ago)
I couldn't agree more! Skyward Sword for me is the best alongside BotW
Jesse Bryant (1 year ago)
Lol my name is jesse and my heat stopped when Jesse Straat was called out........ -.-
oooodaxteroooo (1 year ago)
mond you, i hardly cannimagonenthat anyngame had a rockier road than the last guardian 2007-2017.
Mr. Internet Man (1 year ago)
Great job on the video, guys. Very detailed and informative.
Fanof Taizokato (1 year ago)
It is obvious that they postponed the release in order to make it coincide with the Switch launch. And that was the best decision ever made in Zelda history.
lieutenant Joker (1 year ago)
0:30 Ahhhh I don't think so. Does The last guardian ring a bell? maybe FFXV ?
Hylian Tally (1 year ago)
Nintendo plz plz plz put the legend of Zelda breath of the wild on Wii
The (6 months ago)
Sry m8 I'm pretty sure they would of only want it on the switch
Hylian Tally (1 year ago)
Bilal Qasim well I really want breath of the wild but I only have a Wii
Fiend News Network (1 year ago)
Quality video as usual! Us here at Fiend News Network are big fans of yours!
Matthew Craig (1 year ago)
18:11 lol at that NX prototype.
EnternalEntropy (1 year ago)
An interesting thought to consider for this game is that the original game made for release WAS different from how it turned out. I feel as though the beta version of BotW was akin to Link and Zelda fighting Calmity Ganon prior to the events in BotW. 10,000 years prior to be exact. I came upon this idea because the Guardians are an interesting concept and it felt as if that the developers were originally going to have the game be about using the Guardians for the first time against Ganon. All those times Kass tells stories of the past 10,000 years ago, was really the developers giving an omage to the never-to-be released version that they had created and then changed to introduce better concepts and gameplay.
FalseShepherd (1 year ago)
Breath of the wild takes place after Four swords hyrule
Adrian Ho (1 year ago)
the developer is smart. shame he sacrificed quality story a bit. both could have existed
Sander vdent (1 year ago)
Am I the only one to see a lot of GnG and SGnG ánd Maximo influences?
christopher hayes (1 year ago)
it's so obvious that Nintendo were struggling with an open world Zelda on this scale. SO they went to Bethesda for help. Bethesda were like ok, but we want skyrim on switch. Nintendo OK DEAL......
Cynel1 (6 months ago)
Doubtful besides Monolith soft helped with Breath of the wild map
Gaskinmoo79 (1 year ago)
Delays to improve quality is never a bad thing.
Makenzie Foster (1 year ago)
It's so beautiful and there's so much nostalgia and excitement I actually cried
Wanna Duck? (1 year ago)
Personally I didn't like Skyrim as much as the rest of the internet does. But I've been a huge Zelda fan for years and I can say that Zelda: Breath of the wild is probably the best game I've ever played!
shawnieyang (1 year ago)
Darn... I didn't win... oh well, at least now I can unsubscribe LOL
NidoKing (1 year ago)
I have Epona. best stats. -hint hint- I used my level 50 link amiibo ;)
Yuno Gasai (1 year ago)
Is it just me that noticed Aonuma san's nose was like flashing??
Johnny MSObsidiana (1 year ago)
Who else remember's the e3 2011 footage and got hyped?
PixelVoid Productions (1 year ago)
Possible Epona Spoiler: I found Epona in my Link amiibo when I tapped it. I got it on my first try, not sure how rare it is, and I can only imagine it is Epona. It had 4 spurs. Also I spawned it on the Great Plateau, so I had no way of registering it. I THREW IT OFF THE CLIFF THOUGH, YAY.
Jess P (1 year ago)
PixelVoid Productions haha, same!. its the smash link that does this, to be clear. and after you register epona, subsequent amiibo scans of smash link gets you treasure and specific outfits.
Josh Larson (1 year ago)
I don't want to be impatient but I was wondering when I would get the mail regarding my price won in the contest.
J.A. Gamer (1 year ago)
I wonder how long the user review trolls will slam BOTW to be douchebags
Roger Gerhards (1 year ago)
gz to all winner
Joel Laurie (1 year ago)
WoW you did an amazing job of this. I'm a little disappointed I didn't win, but I was happy to watch all the way through great vid!
Deep Society (1 year ago)
This is the best game i ever played. Its the perfect game
gaming project (1 year ago)
Well then I guess it's time for me to unsubscribe now
Delta kai09 (1 year ago)
I KNOW NOW THIS GAME IS GOING TO BE THE GAME OF THE YEAR AND WILL GO DOWN IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY AS ON OF THE BEST😎😎😎😎😎😎
Justin Baker (1 year ago)
either the machine loves Js or you guys have a ton of fans with Js in their name *points at self* :p
Cihan GN (1 year ago)
Justin Baker Justin :)
Ólafur Cesarsson (1 year ago)
Great video, honestly, very detailed and informative :-))
awesome astronaut (1 year ago)
Was I the only one that didn't like Hyrule Warriors? I could tell it was a well made game and everything, but I aggressively tried as hard as possible to play it, and I couldn't enjoy it. Although the game is characterized as an action adventure, it feels very different than playing a real Zelda game. I could barely get to the forest area before I quit.
Jurassicparkinglot (1 year ago)
I JUST REALISED I NEVER GOT THE SHIRT I AM SO DONE
Jurassicparkinglot (1 year ago)
AND DUMB
Stona Raptor (1 year ago)
fuck. I call bias towards peoples name starting with the Letter J. Are you sure this was picked correctly? #RiggedGiveaway
X-Dragon Hunter (1 year ago)
great video awesome work! how many thumbs down👎 this video for not winner?! hhhhaahhhhahhaahah time go on thee open-world Adventure of all times!!!! ✌
Cj Schneidt (1 year ago)
ICALL FOUL PLAY!!! no way all 3 winners had J names :(
Joseph Montagne (1 year ago)
im joseph
SOLID Shift (1 year ago)
I managed to get my hands on a copy of the game -- but alas there were/are no Switches left in my area... *sigh Somebody please kill me.
Heavy LT (1 year ago)
Hi,does anybody know,if for example I would buy Zelda BoTW in Spain,can I change the games language to english?
Rain-Peter Grynberg (1 year ago)
did you notice that all the winners names starter with "J"?
Josh Larson (1 year ago)
Wow I never win anything!! :) Love you!
Ramcy Tirona (1 year ago)
Who won?
MoonlightFrost (1 year ago)
I'm happy the third place winner shares his last name with me lol
Let'z-B-Gamerz (1 year ago)
Knew Id Lose..😂😭
prfesrfrink (1 year ago)
Unsubscribed
Florent Chif (1 year ago)
Please keep posting video so I can watch while my joycon are charging LOL
Zachary Erickson (1 year ago)
2015. Ptth yeah right. 11:24 ಠヮಠ 2017. I think the prototype of the Guardian Ammibo couldn't have it's arms altered because it would break. Thank god I got the Master Edition. DAMMIT! Well winning the contest was almost impossible.
tba77 (1 year ago)
Your videos are really great and enjoyable so well done it's a really pleasure to watch and to get informed about Zelda franchies keep going you are great
TheSpaceDan (1 year ago)
Congratulations to everyone who won !!!
Khaled Bawaneh (1 year ago)
welp congrats for the winniers to bad i lost
Subri Subrika (1 year ago)
:( I was so happy to hear that it was j names that won, but then I didn't win and now I'm pissed lol
Sander van Berkel (1 year ago)
tnx for all those nice videos!!
its out in uk!
Vic 2_O (1 year ago)
Congratulations to you three J's!
Jesus Rios (1 year ago)
Botw may be good, but it still won't surpass Ocarina of Time! Best Zelda game of all time
Irfan Spirtovic (1 year ago)
Had to watch the whole video for the giveaway, but got dissapointed instead
MaddyMaddaz (1 year ago)
congratulations to all the winners i've never felt so down for not winning something...10,000 pesos/500 usd here in mexico goddamit. ok it's time for me to start working on the corner... but i won't lose my dignity i'll be my own daddy.
2BKurupt (1 year ago)
BS!! all ways the same story, i doubt it was a random winner
spiritualz (1 year ago)
ok time to unsubscribe
SeanFTW - gaming (1 year ago)
I knew I wasn't gonna win but for some reason I said you could do this and then I went back to nah I'm not gonna win
Marlin Hall (1 year ago)
I didn't win... well, Unsubscribed. Jk
Steam Brigade (1 year ago)
There's always next time to win 😄 Still watching your videos. Keep it up!
Brendon Dellinger (1 year ago)
Guys, I preordered the game and patiently, I've been waiting. But it comes out tomorrow and I found out I have to work rather than go home for the weekend and play the game. I'm contemplating chugging a gallon of bleach, any other suggestions? :'(
Nick Bennett (1 year ago)
Tomorrow tomorrow, I love ya tomorrow!
Chunk Chungus (1 year ago)
who cant wait for tomorrow i cant sleep!
Travis Stindt (1 year ago)
14:54 the feels Y.Y
Henry Flores Recinos (1 year ago)
well congratulations to the lucky winners, i was hopping to win ( HAHAHAHA YEAH CHANCE TO WIN HAHAHAHA) but really congrats to the winners, and also thanks for doing this high quality vids, and doing those awesome give a way :D
Andres Marrero (1 year ago)
I never liked Skyrum. I don't do well without boundaries. One can be open and still have boundaries.
Bailey Woodroffe (1 year ago)
THats a lotta J names for the winners ;)
Kei (1 year ago)
Why is everyone salty they didn't win a switch? Did you actually rely on getting the switch from a giveaway with tens of thousands of people lmao
Link Pro 300 (1 year ago)
Is there still a give away
Jacob Kearns (1 year ago)
A few more hours until the midnight release everybody!
Phoenix (1 year ago)
hi
Naiko (1 year ago)
Well done video, really good.
Jesse James (1 year ago)
When you hear your name and think you have won. Every J had me excited.
JT64128 (1 year ago)
Welcome to the new Hyrule. We've made it.
Kush Patel (1 year ago)
bullshit the winners all began with J
Plaid Puns (1 year ago)
Hello, It seemed you had a thing for names starting with J
Zebrazach20062 (1 year ago)
sad the hype train is at a stop
netweed09 (1 year ago)
hello?? Hype just got released upon Us Earthlings!
Lanman X7 (1 year ago)
gamexplain says where you find epona and it was on accident check ammibo videos
Bearded Gamer (1 year ago)
Why so biased on the J names for the giveaway?
DragonChi26 (1 year ago)
Just had an interesting thought. In this video, you claimed this game as being Aonuma's Magnum Opus. Which I wholeheartedly agree with. But what got me thinking was, that, this game has been compared to, a number of times, Studio Ghibli's "Princess Mononoke" which also just so happens to be a Magnum Opus, by Miyazaki. An intriguing observation if I do say so myself.
Just-AWESOME-old-me (1 year ago)
OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD!!!!!!!
K D (1 year ago)
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Nice documentary, but I would have preferred Jason, or Voice Overload, to do the commentary.
IronStein (1 year ago)
I didn't hear who won. who was it
Chris (1 year ago)
Comprehensive!

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