Mistranslated Breath of the Wild 2 Interview Gives Us Fleeting Hope, Then Rips Our Hearts in Half

Mistranslated Breath of the Wild 2 Interview Gives Us Fleeting Hope, Then Rips Our Hearts in Half

The torture of hope.

In this hot, oppressive summer of 2020, we're all starved for two things: the touch of loved ones who must remain distant because of COVID-19, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 news. For a hopeful moment, a slip-up on a Spanish podcast seemed to indicate the game was near completion. Unfortunately, a thorough translation of the podcast reveals we still have no idea how far along Breath of the Wild 2 is in development.

The misunderstanding originated with a recent episode of Un Café Con Nintendo podcast. The team had Revali's Spanish voice actor, Marc Navarro, on the show, and it was mistakenly believed he revealed the dubbing work for Breath of the Wild 2 is done. Since dubbing is usually done towards the end of a game's development, starving Zelda fans took this as a sign Breath of the Wild 2 would be in our hands sooner than later.

Skeptical, GameXplain asked native Spanish-speakers to listen to the podcast for themselves and confirm or deny Navarro's claim that Breath of the Wild 2's dubbing is done. The Spanish fans obliged, and most of them say GameXplain was right to be doubtful; Navarro apparently doesn't say anything about Breath of the Wild 2's dub being finished. Navarro and additional guest Nerea Alfonso (Zelda's Spanish voice actor) actually joke around about the secrecy surrounding embargos and won't even confirm or deny if they're coming back for Breath of the Wild 2.

Seems we're back to square one with Breath of the Wild 2, i.e. "We'll get news when we get news." With COVID-19 seemingly to blame for Nintendo game delays, and with no sign of a Nintendo Direct presentation on the horizon, it's impossible to say when we'll learn more about this mysterious and highly anticipated follow-up to the legendary Breath of the Wild. Yes, we know the waiting game sucks. Go play some Hungry Hungry Hippos.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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