To put it lightly, the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been a smash hit with critics and consumers alike, with it marrying smart changes to the typical formula while maintaining what makes the franchise so special in the first place.

Now it’s finally in our hands it’s easy to forget the long road it took to get here – with the game making its first appearance way back at E3 2014. To thank fans for their patience, producer Eiji Aonuma has appeared in a new video. Take a look:

No doubt many of you will be diving deep into Hyrule this weekend, and it definitely looks like it was well worth the wait!

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.