There is a new and upcoming Legend of Zelda game called “Breath of the Wild”. It is the 19th game of the Legend of Zelda franchise and it looks absolutely amazing.
But, unbeknownst to many, the previous 18 installments of the franchise only made use of texts and there was no voice acting in them.
That is about to change as the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will feature some voice acting.
According to the game’s producer, Eiji Aonuma, he has an explanation as to why he and his team opted to include some voice acting into the game.
He said that when players only see text without some voice acting, the overall feel of the game will be diminished. He also said that without some voice acting, it would be really hard to give a lasting impression on the gamers.
He had an epiphany one day when he went to a friend’s house. At that time, his friend was playing a particular RPG game and when he heard that one of the characters had spoken with a human voice, he was instantly evoked with emotion.
Because of this, he thought that adding voice acting to the game would give it more appeal and it should leave a lasting impression to anyone who plays it.
But, since Legend of Zelda is already a 2-decade franchise, there are bound to be Legend of Zelda purists out there.
They might be put off by this decision as old Legend of Zelda games do not have voice acting and it might disrupt the original “feel” of the game.
But, Aonuma added that purists need not worry about it as Link will still have no voice acting; only the other characters present in the game will have them.
Adding some voice acting to the game is not the only unique thing that players can expect as Aonuma and his team added some new elements to the game as well.
One of the new things that were added is that players can breeze through everything and go exactly to the finish line.
This means that you can go to the final dungeon without ever knowing the full story of the game. If you just want to see the ending, you can pretty much do so, provided that you’ve completed the necessary puzzles first.
This kind of game mechanic is not new as Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 also followed this, allowing players to jump to the final mission as they please.
Another major thing that was added to the franchise was the sci-fi elements. During the game’s reveal trailer shown at E3 2016, we saw Link waking up in what appears to be a highly advanced tomb.
According to Aonuma, he wants to add some technological stuff into the game because he wants Link to make use of them in order to explore this new “ruined” world.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has caused a lot of excitement for the fans of the franchise. And, with these new additions, we hope to see a Legend of Zelda game that will uplift Nintendo once again.