The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in Different Voices

Since the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild last 3rd of March of this year it has been lauded as one of the greatest video games of all time. It may have broken all conventions and expectations about the game it has not stopped reviewers and critics to recognize it as a masterpiece, making The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild the top video game to hold the most number of perfect reviews based on Metacritic.

One of the major difference of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to the series is the inclusion of voice acting. According to producer Eiji Aonuma in an interview with Polygon last year, “It’s really difficult to leave an impression on players with just text.” He added, “It’s not that I made everything voiced. But I have these moments where I want to leave impressions on users. I add voice there.”

Also according to Aonuma in that interview, upon hearing the characters with human voice “touched (his) heart” and “was really striking emotions.”

And because of this major change, fans of course became critical of the voice over acting and script.

So the latest game update was a relief for the critical fans. Nintendo dropped a multi-language voice track that allows the players to listen to the game in any of the 9 different languages in the pack – English, Japanese, French, Canadian French, German, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Italian, and Russian.


The pressure of having to voice Zelda for the first time can be unnerving even for a professional voice over talent like Patricia Summersett. In various interviews with Summersett mentioned that she did “feel some pressure, but it was also a pressure that was filled with a deep excitement for what was to come”. But she is handling the experience well saying, “It has required growing a thicker skin and a more open heart all at the same time.

Here’s a sample of Princess Zelda crying in various languages… Better yet, go play the game and let us know what you think of the voice over acting in various languages.

Rana King

Rana King has presented marketing, sales, and writing seminars around the globe. She is also experienced in business-to-business copywriting and technical writing. She is also an accomplished voice actor with regular clients from around the globe.