Rumor: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Feature Dual Audio Voice Tracks

An unconfirmed statement claims Breath of the Wild will have both Engilsh and Japanese voice acting. 


A recent rumor suggests The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will have dual audio tracks for voice acting in both Japanese and English upon release. 

A post on NeoGAF points to this tweet from someone in France who allegedly asked a Nintendo representative during a Paris game event if the game would have multiple language tracks. According to them, the representative confirmed both Japanese and English would be available, depending on what version of the game was purchased. 

Shacknews has reached out to Nintendo for confirmation and will update this story in the event more information is received. 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the all-new installment in Nintendo's long-running Legend of Zelda franchise. Set in an open world with a striking art style, the game will release on March 3 for both the Nintendo Switch and the Wii U. Read our Breath of the Wild hands-on impressions to learn more. 

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    January 16, 2017 10:59 AM

    Cassidee Moser posted a new article, Rumor: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Feature Dual Audio Voice Tracks

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      January 16, 2017 11:02 AM

      Text reads that English VO for English copies and Japanese for Japanese copies to me. Both available depending on the version. Could read ether way.

      I'd love to do the final fantasy thing and do Japanese vo with English subs if the English VO is bad but I'm not holding my breath.

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        January 16, 2017 10:24 PM

        the english VO sounded pretty sub par in the trailer... :(

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          January 16, 2017 10:25 PM

          Better than some final fantasy games but I'd prefer the option. I just doubt it considering space requirements. Definitely not in digital download but maybe cart?

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      January 16, 2017 11:27 AM

      Are there examples of fully voiced games on DS having both languages on the cart? That seems like a pretty large luxury on a finite medium.

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        January 16, 2017 11:39 AM

        I feel like it would be free DLC if that happened to be the case though.

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        January 16, 2017 6:04 PM

        I think fire emblem and bravely first/second?

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      January 16, 2017 4:36 PM

      I would love for this to be the case, but sadly I wouldn't expect it.

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      January 16, 2017 6:01 PM

      The only thing supporting this is that Nintendo announced they will no longer do any region locking for their games.

      The easiest way to do this is to make their games have a single version with language options.

      It could be that they just have both versions on their store for download based on your store locale. The store locale would just be to filter for your language preference. This is a more likely approach since it is more what they mean by "no region lock" where you can buy the game in any language regardless of your region, but there will be no different versions of the Switch.

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        January 16, 2017 6:58 PM

        This is how the first Phoenix Wright game was. I bought the Japanese version and it had an english option.

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