One of the Switch's most popular titles - and one of the most popular entries in Nintendo's 32-year-old series - is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The game is particularly noteworthy thanks to the way in which it breaks away from the norm of the series, ditching features that have been present from the very start, but it could have even further removed from the classic formula, as we're about to find out.

Thanks to interview snippets, concept art, and official releases talking about the game's development, it's possible to explore some of the ideas that never made it to the final release. YouTube channel Nintendo's Cut Content with Dr. Lava has shared a video which collects some of the more interesting finds, giving us a look at aliens, dinosaurs, a miniature world, and more.

You can check it out for yourself below.

Interestingly, one concept - which planned to include aliens attacking Hyrule - was going to make Link and Ganondorf team up in order to fend off the extraterrestrial threat. Elsewhere, a The Minish Cap-style miniature world was also planned - but sadly never made it - and we also get a good look at some in-game items which might have found their way into the final game under different circumstances.

Would you have liked to see any of these things in the final game? We're particularly fond of the dinosaur Divine Beast ourselves.

[via youtu.be]