It has only been a few weeks since the launch of the Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but Nintendo is already peeling back the curtain on what makes Breath of the Wild tick. Following their excellent hour and a half talk detailing the chemistry system and development of Breath of the Wild at the Game Developers Conference, Nintendo has released three documentary episodes touching on even more aspects of the game.
The first episode of the series, titled simply “The Beginning”, details the creation of the game way back in 2013 and is filled with interesting details and concept art, as well as footage of the 2D Zelda prototype built to showcase the ideal Breath of the Wild Experience.
The first episode has been relatively spoiler free, showing very little outside of the first five or so hours of gameplay, so don’t worry about being spoiled if you haven’t finished the game quite yet. The other two episodes are available on Nintendo’s Youtube channel, with the second episode is titled “Story and Characters” and I recommend you avoid that one completely if you don’t want to be spoiled by one of the more in-depth Zelda storylines. The third episode is titled “Open Air Concept” which provides a more detailed look into the open world of Hyrule.