In a recent interview, Eiji Aonuma, the director of Zelda, revealed why The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has voice acting. Aonuma said that it is difficult to leave an impression on the player with just text, and that is primarily why he decided to include voice acting in Link’s latest adventure.
“It’s really difficult to leave an impression on players with just text,” said Aonuma. “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. If Link said something the user doesn’t agree with, that relationship between the user and Link would be lost. That’s why I chose not to go with that.”
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is scheduled for launch next March on the Wii U and Nintendo NX. We will keep you updated on any new details as they are revealed.