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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's E3 2014 trailer was crucial in shaping the final game

Coming from an EDGE interview with Eiji Aonuma...

- E3 2014 video was running in real time and in-engine
- the scene shown was made especially for the trailer
- the scene with Link shooting arrows at the Guardian on his horse, jumping off, and firing off one last arrow in mid-air at the enemy in slow motion, was a gameplay element that hadn't yet been implemented
- Aonuma “really wanted to put that in the game” and made this happen as development went on
- the team expanded on the game's story as well, which was brought about from the E3 2014 trailer

“After creating the trailer, I really wanted to put that in the game. So I ended up making it come true. There’s a lot I learned from that trailer. Once we’d put that element in the game, it made us think: what else can we do with this enemy? How else could we fight it? It expanded to new story ideas as well. The trailer became the basis for the whole game.”

Monopoly: Pokémon Johto/Kanto Editions available now



GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL! - Join Pikachu and friends on a monopolizing adventure. In MONOPOLY Pokémon: Johto Edition, you'll set forth on a Pokémon-themed quest to own it all with your favorite characters like Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Pikachu, Pichu, Togepi, and more!

PERFECT FOR POKÉMON LOVERS - This beloved board game has been transformed into the Pokémon region of Johto. Traditional houses and hotels are transformed into Poké Marts and Pokémon Centers, while Poké, Great, Ultra, and Master Balls have replaced the traditional railroad spaces, and there are other exciting changes as well!

COMES WITH COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS - Gameplay isn't complicated, but don't worry! Each Pokémon: Johto Edition comes with complete instructions, which explain the original game as well as the differences for Pokémon: Johto Edition.

ALSO INCLUDES SPEED RULES - Do you like to play fast? MONOPOLY Pokémon: Johto Edition has rules for a short (60-90) minute game, which is perfect for playing with friends and family when you don't have time for a true marathon.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS - Package includes (1) MONOPOLY Pokémon: Johto Edition. Includes Game Board, 6 Custom Tokens, 28 Title Deeds, 16 Professor Elm Cards, 16 Trainer Battle Cards, Pokémon Money, 32 Poké Marts, 12 Pokémon Centers, 2 Dice. For ages 8+

Grab both here

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