Yesterday, Nintendo accidentally unveiled all three videos in its series on The Making of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at the same time. Two of them were quickly pulled, but now it seems Nintendo’s given up on its original schedule: all three videos are back online.
The trilogy of videos starts with The Beginning, where the team explains how it decided to challenge certain traditional elements of the Zelda series. Nintendo had to decide which elements are crucial components of a Zelda title—finding hearts in the grass? Opening chests to a dramatic four-note fanfare?—and choose which ones to keep, and the video offers insight into the process.
In the next video, Nintendo explains the Open Air Concept of Breath of the Wild. There are hints of a 2D Zelda game in the middle, as the team shows off a 2D mock-up they created in order to test a few concepts.
Finally, there’s the video that released yesterday on the game’s Story and Characters. Defending Hyrule from alien invaders, a motorcycle-riding Link, and gigantic laser beams and explosions chasing Link across Hyrule field were all concepts that were explored before the team reached its final design for Breath of the Wild.
Each video is roughly 10 minutes long, meaning that all together, the trilogy of videos forms a solid 30-minute documentary. Each one is worth the watch, though, so be sure to give them a watch above.