Attack of the Fanboy

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Update 1.2.0 Adds Multiple Language Audio Options

by Dean James


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild released two months ago alongside the release of the Nintendo Switch and has received a few patch updates since to improve frame rate issues in certain areas. We weren’t sure if there would be more like this, but Nintendo surprised us all tonight with the announcement of update 1.2.0 for the game that adds a feature that many were asking for at launch.

Voice acting has never really been a part of the Legend of Zelda series outside of some grunts and other similar noises over the years. However, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild changed that all by implementing full voice acting throughout many parts of the game for the first time.

Throughout the time leading up to release, the trailers that first revealed the voice acting in action showcased the Japanese voice cast. Many people really liked these voices from the trailer, but when the full game released in March, those with the English game were limited to the English dub that some people weren’t as happy with.

While it was possible to access the other language options before, such as Japanese, due to them being on the cartridge itself, you had to make a profile for that specific region and play the entire game in that language. This obviously was not an easy option, so now Nintendo has released patch 1.2.0 for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that allows you to change the audio between nine different languages.

Starting with this update, you can change the audio on the Nintendo Switch and Wii U versions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild between English, French (France), French (Canada), German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish (Spain), and Spanish (Latin America). While it is easy to do with this update on Nintendo Switch, you will have to download a voice pack from the eShop to do so on the Wii U.

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