Due to its recent delay, rumors of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 are spinning around, with fans analyzing every screen, trailer, and interview.
Nintendo has been quite reserved in sharing information about the next Zelda game, even refusing to reveal the title in case it reveals too much. Except the company can’t necessarily control what some people who work on the game say.
Now, before we dive into things, it’s dangerous to encounter spoilers. So, if you want to get into Breath of the Wild 2 completely untouched, hit the back button now! Anything beyond here could reveal potential details for the open world sequel, and we wouldn’t want to take that experience away from you.
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Those of you still here, well, we don’t have a sword to give you, but we can reward you with some potentially juicy little details from Breath of the Wild 2. Remember, though, we’re still a long way from the game’s release, so these spoilers might don’t make it in the final game.
That said, let’s get into things. Emanuele from Lega Hyrule, an Italian community of Zelda fans, recently had the chance to interview one of the Italian voice actors working on Breath of the Wild 2 – and it’s a comeback too.
Speaking with Pietro Ubaldi, Daruk’s voice in the original game, the actor revealed he’s voicing “Daruk’s ancestor” in the sequel, which sounds a little more serious than his eventual successor. Emanuele confirms that this ancestor is not Darunia – the Goron of Ocarina of Time and The Wind Waker – but Ubaldi did not remember the name.
It’s a little sad that this probably isn’t a funny reference to the rest of the Zelda series, but Emanuele argues that this Goron ancestor could be the 10,000-year-old Champion, the original Divine Beast Rudania pilot.
In the short interview, Ubaldi confirmed that he is also voicing Daruk in the sequel. But, if you remember, Daruk is in the afterlife during the events of Breath of the Wild. So what’s going on here? Will Link visit the afterlife? Flashback? Will there be time travel? Just some Daruk protection, ready to go? And the ancestors of the other Champions?
Whatever that means, fans are speculating wildly about what it might mean on ResetEra, including timeline cheats. People have also brought up A Link to the Past comparisons. So, will Breath of the Wild 2 be for ALTTP like Breath of the Wild was for The Legend of Zelda? At the very least, we can infer that dubbing is ongoing in some parts of the world.
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