Last evening Nintendo revealed the details about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Master Trials, the game’s first DLC pack. Buried in all the excitement over the upcoming modes, gear, and other goodies was the fact that Nintendo also released a new patch for Breath of the Wild.
Unlike past updates, which have improved performance, or actually taken away handy exploits, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild version 1.2.0 adds a cool extra feature – multi-language voice tracks. Now you can listen to the game’s dialog in English, Japanese, French, Canadian French, German, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Italian, and Russian. A good variety of options, although the patch comes at a price – it will gobble up over 800 MB of your precious Nintendo Switch internal storage space.
Personally, I actually quite liked Breath of the Wild’s English voice acting, and new Zelda actress Patricia Summersett is super charming, but some people have complained about it. Well, now you have a choice! You can check out a spoiler-free comparison video of all the different voice tracks at the top of this post. A more in-depth video, courtesy of GameXplain, can be found, below. Beware, it contains SPOILERS.
Aside from the English track, I do kind of dig the Latin American and Italian voices. Usually the Japanese voice tracks for Japanese-made games and movies are best, but this one leaves me a little flat. The German track is a bit, uh, intense, as German usually is, but Breath of the Wild’s Zelda does look like she could go for a beer and a brat, so it kind of fits.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild update 1.2.0 is available now. You can check out all WWG’s extensive coverage of the game, right here.