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RUMOR - Spanish voice actors for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 say their work is done (UPDATE)

Could this one be coming sooner than expected?

Nintendo has hardly made a peep about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 since they revealed it, and fans are extremely eager to find out new details. While Nintendo remains quiet, it seems some people involved with the project may have let loose with a juicy tidbit.

The Spanish podcast "A Coffee With Nintendo" recently interviewed Marc Navarro and Nerea Alfonso, the voice actors for Revali and Zelda respectively. During the podcast, it seems that the two make mention of their work on the Spanish dub for the sequel being done. That's quickly followed up with a little clarification, with the duo saying they're not actually sure if they're allowed to share that information.

If that tidbit is indeed true, then Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 could be much further along than expected. Let's hope Nintendo comes out and shares an update that gives us firm details on when to expect the game's release.

Thanks to Sergio for the heads up!

UPDATE - Risu64 on Twitter listened to the podcast snippets to give things a little more context. Risu says the duo almost slip on mentioning a story detail about the second game, but then quickly backpedal by saying they're not sure if they worked on the second game or not. After that, we hear one voice actor say, "There's a lot of weird stuff surrounding Zelda in the first game, and also in the second game, which we haven't worked on [laughs]." That second statement makes it very clear that they've at least done some work for the sequel, as you couldn't say there is 'weird stuff' surrounding the second game unless you had some knowledge of it!

Furthermore, Twitter user ReyVGM says the duo stated that there's "a lot of paranoia surrounding the 1st and 2nd Zelda," which the two say they haven't worked on the second one, but in a tongue-in-cheek way. The paranoia the two were referencing pertains to contracts and NDAs.

UPDATE 2 - The team behind the podcast have released a statement on the speculation and discussion that has surfaced around the interview. Their team claims some of the discussion has been taken out of context. You can read their full statement below.

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Man if this is Nintendo’s big holiday game for this year that would be insane. Seems like it would be too soon but by the end of the year it’ll have been nearly 3 years since BotW. BotW is really the only 3D Zelda that had such an excessive wait between games; every other game was 3 years apart aside from Skyward Sword being 4. Assuming they’re reusing assets and potentially even building off of the same map a release this year could definitely happen (though my gut still says 2021). Guess we’ll find it whenever this next Direct drops!

Actually it’ll have been nearly 4 years!

Oh crap you’re right! Don’t know where my head is today! In that case a 2020 release really isn’t all that far fetched, unless COVID-19 has impacted its development. Sad

The wait for Skyward Sword was five years, though. Twilight Princess came out in 2006.

As much as I wished this was their big Holiday 2020 release, I feel they would have revealed it by now if that were the case

Mon Jul 06 20 08:35am
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I get you, but they do have a history of fully revealing their big holiday game at E3 and then releasing it at the end of the year, especially recently. Smash Ultimate for example wasn’t properly shown off until E3 2018 and then it launched just a few months later. Really, whatever major game they have to announce for the holidays would fit into the “we’d have heard about it by now” category if it’s worthy of being the tent pole game for the end of the year (I’m hoping the Mario ports aren’t their biggest releases, exciting as they are I’m really hoping for something brand new).

It feels like lately they’ve been committing to announcing games now that are at most a year out, disregarding 2017 when they announced Metroid Prime 4 and Bayo 3 which we haven’t seen yet. I might be wrong but pretty much every game they’ve announced since 2018 has been out within months/up to a year and half post announcement? ACNH is the only outlier I can think of but that was supposed to be a 2019 game which would have put it within a year of its announcement.

smasher89
Mon Jul 06 20 06:57am
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no games except botw 2, would be kinda like how the year when botw 1 came, so wouldnt doubt it too much actually.

I remember hearing this sort of news with Kingdom Hearts III (granted it was with the English VAs, but still)... it still took a year or two to release the game. I don't think this means the game's coming soon.

I have to believe that finalizing the story would come a lot later in the dev process in a Nintendo game than a Square-Enix one, especially with Kingdom Hearts.

Still taking this with a grain of salt.

Don't get your hopes up for this indicating a closer release than you thought. Voice acting is on average one of the very first things finished in a well organized video game development cycle. You need it to properly block out and animate cutscenes and if they're going to be doing lip syncing it's very likely that they just did all of the voice over at once to eliminate the need to do it late in development.

"Some really weird stuff", huh. And Revali is in it... I almost expect a sort of Terminator 2-ish setting with most characters getting turned around.

If the game is done / close to being done that is much faster than I was expecting! Hope we learn more about it soon!

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