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Zelda Unknown - The return of Snowpeak

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Winter is coming to Hyrule! --------------------------------------- This is the first episode in my new series "Zelda Unknown" which in the following months will cover in depth all the potential regions of Zelda Wii U. In this episode about the Winter region, I take a retrospective look at the Snow/Winter areas in the series and share some thoughts on what should be included in Zelda Wii U in the following categories: geography/weather, urban qualities, races, wildlife and the dungeon. A high regard of thanks to M. Productions for introducing me to Audacity in order to improve the voice quality on this video: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/commonwealthrealm?sub_confirmation=1 If you liked this video, then I highly recommend to check out my in depth video on towns, villages and NPCs in Zelda Wii U: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgtdscTG7UE Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNZynOm60IY Matthewmatosis video, The Legend of Zelda - comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyIGhXNlF34 Once again, I apologize for the two day delay, but YouTube has not wanted to co-operate when I was uploading this file (12,5 GB). Let´s play footage used for this project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTKOdAdnemE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbgF2Kcnymw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmfreQ2drws https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u11A6XAr2dc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs9j4c5D7zE
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Text Comments (155)
Gandalf24 (3 months ago)
I miss this so badly.
Weeaboo Destroyer (1 year ago)
Hebra Mountains!
Dakota Williams (1 year ago)
The dungeon was so unconventional that it wasn't even there.
ThePKLucas (1 year ago)
I am bracing myself
Jack Durston (1 year ago)
Any1 else rewatching these to build up to march?!
Hail Hydra (1 year ago)
Jack Durston me
Holly Adam (1 year ago)
Two year anniversary of the first episode tomorrow!!
That one Guy (1 year ago)
At first I was like: dis boi is crazy. Cuz snowpeak is on the right side of the map and gerudo is on the left if I remember correctly. After about 5 min of watching I was like: ohhhhhhhhhh. That's cuz I only played the Wii version which is the GameCube one mirrored. Don't judge me - I know this vid is over a year old. Just sharing my stupidity
Ender (2 years ago)
What about the Anouki?
Black Mage 505 (2 years ago)
Snowpeak got in the game and it doesn't dissapoint
Samuel Kyletoft (2 years ago)
8:10 Climbing, hunting and skiing/snowboarding You predicted them all!
Nils Peeters (2 years ago)
If there is a Winter-Area, I want it to have great, mysterious, calm, beatifull music. Take Valak Mountain from Xenoblade Chronicles as an example.
Ian 64 (2 years ago)
I think that if the game takes place in the Child timeline (hopefully it will) then there should be no town but instead Yeto's mansion before it was ruined and settled by the yetis and fixed by them. It would either be home to a rich guy (Tingle's family, anyone?) or a secret hideout/vacation home of the royal family.
MegaTitan64 (2 years ago)
I kinda hope that there's a new race in Snowpeak that takes inspiration from Viking and Nordic cultures.
A R (2 years ago)
A new tunic for cold regions in the game
Isaac Atticus (2 years ago)
I know they're only on the adult timeline and likely aren't native to Hyrule as they're only found In New Hyrule but I love the Anouki. It would be so great to see them return in a 3D title and with such a large winter area they would add more diversity to the winter wonder land.
Mophias (2 years ago)
Where r u from?
Ian 64 (2 years ago)
Isaac Bridges (2 years ago)
There were winter themed regions in other games. The mountain in a Link Between Worlds for example.
Jackimations (1 year ago)
There was also an Ice Temple in ALttP, Zora's Domain and Foutain in OoT, most areas of OoS during the winter, the ice level in FS, the Ice Island in TWW, Another Ice Dunegon in MC, the ICe Island in PH, the Snow Releam in Spirit Tracks, and the Snow World in Tri Force Heroes.
Yoda Soda 06 (2 years ago)
Time for a zelda unknown marathon!
zues121510 (2 years ago)
1:40 what about phantom hourglass and spirit tracks?
The Real Potato Dragon (2 years ago)
There is a girl in Twilight Princess who say she comes from the Hylian mountians
The Real Potato Dragon (2 years ago)
Washika (2 years ago)
any connection to forest temple(OoT) and snowpeak temple (TP).. both are mansions
Turtlee (2 years ago)
4:33 That wolf!!! That wolf is so creepy!!!!!
jumpinjoe88 (2 years ago)
I'm so excited. The northern lights and the dim, immense atmosphere/area would make a great place to have a hidden shrine, like in Skyrim's mountains, where the most deadly magical tomes and artifacts could be found.
Link Noir (2 years ago)
Spirit Tracks? A Link between Worlds? Bouth have winter regions too! ST: The second area and ALBW: Dark Death Mountain XD
Marco Polo (2 years ago)
if the game. is going to be big the final dungeon should have a. item that allows you to fly around
MsBlueRose (2 years ago)
I the snow peak area in twilight princess it was so beautiful, Zelda u has it
dalmation black (2 years ago)
An interesting thought is that they could have a snow castle dungeon, kind of a combination of snowpeak ruins and hyrule castle from TP. It could be falling apart in places and have temporary fortifications reminicent of the ones found outside the arbiter's grounds. In other places it could be well-fortified and guarded. Getting in could be a puzzle, perhaps requireing utilization of the terrain. One idea I had which will never be in the game but could be really cool is if the player could lure that giant techno thing from the trailer into the mountain range and get it to bust the castl.
The Duke of Windfall (2 years ago)
uhm you forgot the winter area of Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks and in PH ther is actually yetis i think that attack you on your way to the dungeon
The Duke of Windfall (2 years ago)
+Hyrule Imperium oh ok thats cool
Link Noir (2 years ago)
+TS the Commander Yh I just completed your list ;) In A Link Between Worlds there is Lorule Death Mountain full of snow
The Duke of Windfall (2 years ago)
+Hyrule Imperium i havent played that one
Link Noir (2 years ago)
And A Link between Worlds
liLightaura (2 years ago)
I have got to stop watching Zelda Wii U videos it is just raising my hype levels to well over 9,000. Sorry for the meme, couldn't help it, plus it is completely true.
Link Noir (2 years ago)
+Commonwealth realm You have to imagin much and analyse deep to make videos like that...respect 
Commonwealth Realm (2 years ago)
+liLightaura You said it, imagine how hard it has been to make videos based on this limited amount of information...
Link Noir (2 years ago)
+liLightaura I would kill to get information...
liLightaura (2 years ago)
Nintendo has been trolling like a MF, seriously give us some freakin information.
Link Noir (2 years ago)
+liLightaura When E3 2015 came I thougt Zelda Uu...nope...when Nintendo Direct came and showed 13 secs of Zelda U GIVE ME MORREEE...nope..then Game Awards..at 3 A.M and toworrow I hads skl...I saw it and thougt Nintendo are you jokeing? Then they said A BIG ANNOUNCMENT!!! ZELDA U??????...eh....Mineraft for Wii U....
Brooks Rossi (2 years ago)
this guys videos are really interesting and (Zelda themed) thought provoking, but i can't help but wonder where on earth his accent originates!
Brooks Rossi (2 years ago)
Oh ok that's tight. I don't have a problem with the accent, and i am able to understand you perfectly; I was just curious! Good stuff man
Commonwealth Realm (2 years ago)
+Brooks Rossi Norway, and this was one of my first videos. I have improved quite a bit since.
Mike iLL (2 years ago)
Manuel Diaz (2 years ago)
+michael marcello i agree with you, im watching this videos just for information, but the slow flow of the voices are not the best.
die-mention kutz 47 (3 years ago)
i would like to a more combat driven engine implemented in the game but still retaining the games intergrity by that i mean more realistic consequence to combat and to decision making by creating context the player chooses rather than accept . also more elements of situational awareness being applied both by observer and challenge being presented both equally pushing each to adapt
Ddude2237 (2 years ago)
+die-mention kutz 47 Damn, that is probably the most well worded and well written comment on all of youtube, and possibly the internet.
FlyingGuppie (3 years ago)
Hey, thanks for all of the great theory videos! A random question, but the music you use in your intros.. is that from the Polish movie "With Fire and Sword (Ogniem i Mieczem)?
Jacob Thomas (3 years ago)
Why do you think Nintendo is being so secretive about this game that so many are looking forward to? I know it will prove to be a better decision in the end, but I feel sorta tired of waiting for atleast SOMETHING new
XIIIthHazard (3 years ago)
Just as long as the bears don’t pull an Assassins Creed 3 and jump out from behind the trees to scare the sh*t of me…There’s already enough enemies to deal with without having your face eaten by a Grizzly.
Tyler Jaynes (3 years ago)
So I'm not the only one who suspects some sort of Hyrule/Termina annexing?  Fuck yeah! 10/10 video
Tyler Jaynes (2 years ago)
+Immortal Squidge It's one of the games I'm beyond happy that I preordered
Aleks Myrene (3 years ago)
There is a winter area in Windwaker man
Dreamer Dawn (3 years ago)
There should be a pretty good trek up to the snow mountain village from Hylian Field, not just walking up steps like in OoT. The trek should be pretty simple, but when going to the dungeon there should be a blizzard that hinders your progress and may even sap Links health if he doesn't have a cold weather outfit. That would make for a good encounter with the yeti culture. Link is on his way to the dungeon but he collapses from cold and wakes up in the yeti village which should be a warm hidden valley. There he will acquire a Yeti Coat which allows him to traverse the rest of the way to the dungeon.
issaciams (10 months ago)
Dakota Williams how bout the upcoming dlc? It might expand on this cold region.
Dakota Williams (1 year ago)
Dreamer Dawn Sorry to burst your bubble, but the only village up there is in ruins. But there is a bit of a settlement, just not a full-on town.
John Matrix (2 years ago)
+Dreamer Dawn I'd like to see the dynamic weather being immersive. Like if Link is cold he can't regen magic, so he needs to wear cold weather gear, something like that. This way there can be varieties of clothing options, each with benefits, and the player wont just keep upgrading and then ever change again when he/she has the best tunic
Revellino Alberto (3 years ago)
I loved twilight princes the game play and feel was just deferent from a the others. The final fights with ganadorf was like tf son. Wow. It had strategic thinking were in the others it was just wind the default way all the time. Ran around for days without first. Knowing I had to get Lila memory back to progress. Games just awesome. Zelda wii u better make me bust a nut for real.
Revellino Alberto (3 years ago)
Not really
Kekistani Refugee (3 years ago)
+Revellino Graham I forgot was the bottle of any use in that battle?
Revellino Alberto (3 years ago)
That too
Kekistani Refugee (3 years ago)
+Revellino Graham Or you could just dangle a fishing rod in front of his face...
Xander Reimers (3 years ago)
Nice accent bud👏
Noah Davies (3 years ago)
they should have dragons in Zelda wii u.
Link Noir (3 years ago)
yh that would be cool :)
Hand of Fate1315 (3 years ago)
My favourite part of Snowpeak was the fact that 'Yeta' was disabled and 'Yeto did everything for her due to his unending love for her.
Ratrix (3 years ago)
Who else thinks that the Sheikah lived in Snowhead, but then were wiped out in the war before ocarina, with the Yetis moving in to their abandoned settlements.
Love (3 years ago)
I would like to see some form of the sheikah tribe implemented into the game
Dark Storm (3 years ago)
1:40 Spirit Tracks - Snow Realm - Adult Timeline Minish Cap - I don't know what it's called - Before Split Four Swords - Talus Cave - Before Split Ocarina of Time - Frozen Zora's Domain - At the split
Leumas Ecir (3 years ago)
What about the Anouki from phantom hourglass and sprit tracks as the race of snow peak. They've had much bigger roles then the yetti and already have villages.
smashbrother86 (3 years ago)
When I play Zelda U I will probably become known as "Link the great mountain climber" instead of "Link the great hero".
m6u3 (3 years ago)
Nintendo should be subscribed to your channel. You have good ideas and concepts it will be really epic if nintendo make them happen, i hope they put some of ur ideas on the next zelda.
Ok Thanks (3 years ago)
Ok Thanks (3 years ago)
Zits domain indide of snow peak confirmed, doesn't it look more alive than the other lake?
RickyBBlessed (3 years ago)
I hope it is expanded, I remember standing atop snow peak and looking at the beautiful mountain scenery to the side and behind the mansion and it looked so beautiful I wished to explore it.
Fyrian Phoenix (3 years ago)
They are really taking the new game in the right direction. Its enough to make me want to buy a wii u solely for this new game. Nintendo has been pretty good with their games.
DarkMirria1 (3 years ago)
Where can I find the artwork you have as your thumbnail picture for this video? The one with the person travelling through snow and is holding up what looks like a long blue lantern with a cloak?
- Seraph - (3 years ago)
You make some great points.... But i don't think majoras mask should be considered when trying to determine a map layout. Termina is a different world alltogether. Even though it may consist off hyrule doppelgangers, the map itself is different from hyrule
TerrapeneOrnata (3 years ago)
I could just listen to this guys accent for hpurs
Brad D (3 years ago)
Anyone else curious as to why there is a HUGE chasm separating what we think so snow peak from the rest of Hyrule? Maybe a reference to not being able to access the area without a canon from tp? I just found it odd how it seems sectioned off from the rest of the map. Also, what if instead of bring Epona into the mountains, you can tame and ride reindeer insetad :D
Gareth Matthews (3 years ago)
I think there should be mini dungeons with bosses to them
Wolfie (3 years ago)
The Minish /Picori should be back. Just seeing them in Hyrule Town or somewhere and interacting with small things ect will be enough. Hearing them speak would be great too. No major / semi-major involvement in story required. +Commonwealth realm what do you think?
Roy Martin Tandberg (3 years ago)
Zico Umarella (3 years ago)
Also spirit tracks had winter Theme
todd ballantine (3 years ago)
I would rather see the race that inhabits that area (I forget their name) return but both would be great.
Devon B (3 years ago)
I would love a video discussing the possibilities surrounding the inclusion a sky section, swamp, and parallel or alternate dimension in this game. A sky location and another dimension seems like a large ask from a game that appears to be massive as is, but I really feel like there should be a swamp region in it. 
Tora Jay (3 years ago)
Ok but if this game happens to occur before the events of Twilight Princess, and Snowpeak might be a region we can visit... maybe we can see the mansion before it was abandoned?
HerrDoktorel (3 years ago)
A fitting ambiance would certainly be nice. Twilight Princess' was real nice, you could really FEEL the cold. It was a very solemn area, and one of my favorites too. Vaguely reminded me of the winter sound effects used in Bambi, like the whooshing wind. 
Sajaa Elyaman (3 years ago)
I also really loved the snowpeak region. My favorite part was the enemy's. All of the white wolfos had this weird light that followed their eyes that really got to me! It's the little details ^^!
Nothing to see here (3 years ago)
I honestly don't think the snow area is going to be snowpeak. For one, no snow area has ever been reused in a zelda game(if my memory serves me correctly). And sure, it does look similar to snowpeak, but iconic area's in zelda games usually look completely different from their previous incarnations. Like death mountain, or lake hylia
SnowyDragoon (3 years ago)
I doubt hunting will be a thing, considering nintendo's aversion on any form of death unless for dramatic purpose
Nothing to see here (3 years ago)
+Majin Boo But we've already proven that its well within the realm of possibility 
SnowyDragoon (3 years ago)
+sea strider no, i'm saying nintendo probably won't do that
Nothing to see here (3 years ago)
+Majin Boo So its just you that doesn't want hunting then
SnowyDragoon (3 years ago)
+- Seraph - yes, i hope that returns, nut commonwealth and the others are talking about hunt animals..
- Seraph - (3 years ago)
+Majin Boo you're missing my point. with the item drop system that then can be used towards upgrades, there would be no need for hunting. the item drop is actually skyward's version of hunting. even after you beat an area, you still return to find specific enemies to gain their specific drops in order to get your desired. that is a direct parallel to the hunting mechanics of other games.
bedsheet (3 years ago)
Snowpeak was definitely one of my most favorite areas in the entire Zelda franchise, I love the music and the depressing/lonely feel to it, it's so sad but awesome at the same time. I would love nintendo to do another snow temple the way that Twilight Princess handled it
Commonwealth Realm (3 years ago)
I agree with you full heartedly. The province of Snowpeak has a lot of unused potential and benefits due to the fact that it has only appeared once throughout the series.
SOLID Shift (3 years ago)
*sigh* 'Winter themed' as if that's all any snowy region has ever been.. No.. yeah, totally... Cause Antarctica isn't a freezing, near inhospitable, tundra continent.. it's just 'winter themed'....
- Ivan - (3 years ago)
Awesome video keep up the good work :D 
Moony Arwick (3 years ago)
If everything you talked about in the video were really put in Zelda U, I would be completely overwhelmed with joy! :D btw, is your first language Swedish? :P
zetsubou1v1 (3 years ago)
snowpeak will be a nice return, as long as the region isn't 40% slide and story locked xP i pretty much agree with everything you said should be in it.
Commonwealth Realm (3 years ago)
I completely agree with you on this one. A province inspired by Alpine or Japanese culture full of small towns and villages would add a lot of depth to this area.
Deku Butler (3 years ago)
such a great video. so glad i found this channel right now
PJCLink (3 years ago)
Well, it's January 23rd.  Where's the next video?
PJCLink (3 years ago)
+Commonwealth realm Cool!  I like you how use the word "glorious"! lol :)
Commonwealth Realm (3 years ago)
+PJCLink The episode is now up in glorious 1080p 60 FPS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obg8IV8UhLI
PJCLink (3 years ago)
+Commonwealth realm Okay, cool. :)
Commonwealth Realm (3 years ago)
It is right around the corner (compressing a 50+ gb file). It is longer, with better voice quality, music and effects. Will be up in around three hours. 
Simon Rockstream (3 years ago)
AWESOME cant wait for the next one :D
PJCLink (3 years ago)
1:37 - 1:48 : You forgot about A Link Between Worlds (Lorule Death Mountain), Four Swords (Talus Cave), Wind Waker (Ice Ring Isle), Phantom Hourglass (Isle of Frost), the Oracle series (Winter Season and a few areas in the Labrynna past I think), Minish Cap (Temple of Droplets), and Spirit Tracks (Snow Realm). *Edit:* Forgot to mention, Ocarina of Time (with it's Frozen Zora Region and Ice Cavern in Adult Link's Time) is another game you forgot on the list.
half heart (3 years ago)
+ACcrosser HD123 but I do believe even then PH is also a different place, possibly a different reality
שת בנ־אברהם (3 years ago)
+Commonwealth realm I get what you're saying, but I do think that you should count the AT winter regions. I say this because the Yeti in TP look a _lot_ like the Yooks from PH. Even though they're on different timelines, the Yooks could still exist in the CT. Perhaps they've always been in Snowpeak in the CT, Link just never traveled that far in that direction in other games.
TerrapeneOrnata (3 years ago)
You can't really call the temple of droplets a "region". Same with Windwaker ice ring isles. Actually maybe the ice ring isles is the top of a mountain in a snowy area covered in water but I don't know. The ice area in spirit tracks isn't the original highrule. It's a new land. Same with phantom hourglass. The winter season was a season and lowrule is lowrule, not highrule. Basically, TP and MM are the only games to feature a snow area in highrule... Wait no. Termina. So actually TP is the only to show an actual region of snow in highrule itself. (Please correct me if I'm wrong I probably am)
Commonwealth Realm (3 years ago)
Yes, we did.
Benjamin Scholten (3 years ago)
+Commonwealth realm +PJCLink I think you both meant fire arrow?
the Y (3 years ago)
Where did you see weather effects in Zelda Wii u We didnt even see it raining
the Y (3 years ago)
+Commonwealth realm Ok. But preset weather effects is not the thing to go with. It would be believable when different weather conditions appear in one area.For example: drizzle,heavy rain,storm...in Hyrule Field
Commonwealth Realm (3 years ago)
+Yoshiftw joh The wind and fog effects in the E3 trailer are examples and hints of a weather system. At the same time I am pretty sure that areas such as the desert and snowpeak/winter province (if included) will have a programmed weather system in order to make the world of Zelda Wii U living and believable. Greetings, Commonwealth Realm
the Y (3 years ago)
+Commonwealth realm No
Commonwealth Realm (3 years ago)
The weather effects were presented in the E3 reveal. 
TowerGuardian6 (3 years ago)
Great video especially with that hunting idea which does sound like something nintendo can make work. Regarding content however, I think I would like to more race/tribe relations (especially with the sheikah) considering that skyward sword didn't really show any two races interacting with each other.
Commonwealth Realm (3 years ago)
The hunting mechanic seems to fit the world of Zelda Wii U prefectly . The Winter area is usually a rather empty and harsh province with little to no civilisation or races. Regarding the races, I will touch upon both the Gerudo and the Sheikah at later points in this series. Greetings, Commonwealth Realm.  
Macintyre (3 years ago)
Fantastic Zelda video. Check this guy out! He is showing real promise! 
뿡뿡! ^__^ (3 years ago)
Wow, you have some really great ideas! I hope Nintendo has already thought of these ideas and implements them in the new game! 
Commonwealth Realm (3 years ago)
I attempt to hold my self as close as possible to the source material in order to avoid coming up with Lore or completely undocumented speculations. From a technical standpoint, all of the ideas and thoughts I mentioned in this episode could make it in the final game.
뿡뿡! ^__^ (3 years ago)
Hey man, love your videos! I noticed you pronounce the first G in "geographical" the same as the second G. Everyone I have ever met around the world (including in my country, Canada) pronounced the first 'G' like a J -> "Jeographical." Is it common where you come from to pronounce it the way you do?  I like the way you pronounce it, by the way, I am just curious.
Rolando Nahuat (3 years ago)
Commonwealth Realm (3 years ago)
This is just the beginning!

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