Because of its recent delay, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 rumours are swirling around, with fans dissecting every screen, trailer, and interview.
Nintendo has been pretty coy about sharing information on the upcoming Zelda game, even refusing to reveal the title in case it gives away too much. Except the company can't necessarily control what some people working on the game say.
Now, before we dive into things, it's dangerous to encounter spoilers. So, if you want to go into Breath of the Wild 2 completely unspoiled, then hit that back button now! Anything beyond here could reveal potential details for the open-world sequel, and we wouldn't want to take that experience away from you.
Here's your chance to flee and save yourself from the spoilers down below.
Those of you still here, well, we don't have a sword to give you, but we can reward you with some small, potentially juicy details from Breath of the Wild 2. Remember, though, we're still a while away from the game's release, so these spoilers might not make it into the final game.
With that being said, let's jump into things. Emanuele from Lega Hyrule, an Italian Zelda fan community, recently had the chance to interview one of the Italian voice actors working on Breath of the Wild 2 — and it's a returning one, too.
Speaking to Pietro Ubaldi, the voice for Daruk in the original game, the actor reveals that he is voicing "Daruk's ancestor" in the follow-up, who sounds a bit more serious than his eventual successor. Emanuele confirms that this ancestor is not Darunia — the Goron from Ocarina of Time and The Wind Waker — but Ubaldi couldn't remember the name.
It's a little bit sad this is likely not a fun reference to the rest of the Zelda series, but Emanuele puts forward that this Goron ancestor could possibly be the Champion from 10,000 years ago, the original pilot of the Divine Beast Rudania.
In the brief interview, Ubaldi confirmed that he is also voicing Daruk in the sequel, too. But, if you remember, Daruk is in the afterlife during the events of Breath of the Wild. So, what's going on here? Will Link be visiting the afterlife? Flashbacks? Will there be time travel? Just some more of Daruk's Protection, ready to roll? What of the other Champions' ancestors?
Whatever this means, fans are wildly speculating as to what this could mean over on ResetEra, including timeline shenanigans. People have brought up A Link to the Past comparisons too. So, will Breath of the Wild 2 be to ALTTP as Breath of the Wild was to The Legend of Zelda? At the very least, we can gather that dubbing is underway in certain parts of the world.
If you were brave enough to watch the interview and get here — congrats! Be mindful of others, but let us know what you think of the theories, or this interview, in the comments!
A lot of lines recorded will be dummied out or re-recorded as the story can change still. 2023 after all.
BOTW2 seems to be borrowing more and more from Skyward Sword- the falling from the sky, the islands, the time travel back thousands of years, and some people think Fi is coming back based on the glowing blue light seen in the new cutscenes
Could be flashbacks.
Could be ghosts.
Could be a red herring.
Take everything with a grain of salt.
Whoa whoa whoa hold up there buddy doesn’t NDA’s still exist?!
Meanwhile, from Nintendo's legal department...
MARIO: Mamma mia!
I would really love it if the game took a turn back 10,000 years ago.
The Tom Holland of video games apparently good lord.
@Greatluigi Probably why he "couldn't remember" the name of the character he's playing - all we know is that it's apparently a Goron (not too surprising if the same voice actor who voiced a Goron in BoTW is returning) who is "Daruk's ancestor," so basically it could be any Goron from before the events of BoTW.
What if link is trying to bring the champions back to life
@StarPoint It’d be incredible to be able to travel back and forth between the past and present with a fully populated/pre ruined past version of the world from BotW. IIRC they said they haven’t revealed the name yet because it would reveal too much of the story…if time is involved heavily then that would fit. Maybe the Ocarina of Time is involved…who knows.
Not getting my hopes up that this will be the case or even expecting it at all but I can only imagine they’ve had enough time by now to build out an alternate version of the map with all the ruins restored. Would love to see it
I didn't read past the spoiler line. I'm happy to remain oblivious for now.
Dear...he doesn't even sound like he is aware of the level of info he is dropping XD
Ack...he believe the game may be not out yet, but he's not sure.
This man is a great dubber, but he's quite oblivious about the project he is involved with and the youtuber totally took advantage of that to get a juicy info out (not sure if a sleazy or clever move there).
Yeppp saw this yesterday me and my cousin have already gone to town theorizing
"Weird, Daruk sounds different in this game." 🤔
RIP to this man, I'm sure the Nintendo ninjas will have taken him already
James Ganondorfini makes an appearance, and tries to whack Link.
I'm kind of tired of people saying "Oh, BotW 2 could have Link time travel back to the first calamity 10,000 years ago!" or "Ganondorf was sealed back 10,000 years ago!", when that isn't true. The events depicted in the tapestry only depict the origin of Sheikah tech. There have been more than 2 Calamities in Hyrule's history, with the tech most likely being made to combat them in the first place. If there was a singular calamity before the tapestry one, that would make the Ganondorf Mummy at least 30,000 years old, so it would mean that he wasn't sealed only 10,000 years prior.
So, no. The Tapestry does not depict the first Calamity. It depicts one of many. It's unlikely Link would time travel back to the Calamity 10,000 years ago, given that if he did, it would result in the entire game being pointless, and the reuse of the same final boss of the first game.
Well that was a milquetoast spoiler if I've ever seen one (for me at least, someone who likes Zelda a lot but doesn't care about timeline stuff). Honestly, given the story was arguably BotW's weakest aspect, BotW2's story is not the focus of my interest. That's coming from someone who considers himself a "story guy" of sorts. What I care about in BotW2 is how they're advancing the open world and that'll eventually be discussed in pre-release material anyway. And given how BotW1 was structured, I have to imagine it'd be hard to spoil 2's entire open world. Anyway, long way of saying BotW2 is an unspoilable game to me and really after all this waiting I want to know more (especially about gameplay) however I can get it.
Gorons do tend to be pretty oblivious and overshare a lot.
I hope this time we get a real story, not searching some random videos into the wild.
@Greatluigi They do... it doesnt prevent people from talking though. He's, also, probably gonna get a major slap on the wrist
I don't really get, what's being spoiled here?
@Kazman2007 Maybe they are flashbacks.
Maybe they are ghosts.
Maybe it's a red herring.
Or maybe it's Maybelline (✿◠‿◠)
Maybe the story of Age of calamity is indeed canon? Time travel? Where the in the new timeline they are still alive. I would love for the Hero of time to return. Travel back and forth erc
Also the champions are my favorite!
@BloodNinja That would be one hell of a product placement.
@Kazman2007 Haha, yep. Glad you got the joke!
so Link is gonna meet the peoples responsible for sealing Calamity Ganon 10.000 years ago?
@The-Chosen-one the history of Hyrule Warriors:Age of Calamity despict the second Great Calamity, not the first Great Calamity for 10.000 years ago.
@MichaelP Link is gonna meet the peoples responsible for sealing Calamity Ganon in the first Great Calamity 10.000 years ago.
@VoidofLight that false, Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild show 2 Great Calamities ocurred during the game, one 10.000 years ago and another 100 years before the game begin.
Says who? I mean, it could be anything or nothing.
Maybe I’ve forgotten too much about BotW but I couldn’t figure out what I just read
@MichaelP I'm with you on this, it's quite obvious that the game has something to do with ancient times since the first trailer revealed a literal mummy and the second trailer revealed objects moving in reverse as if following their path back to the start using time manipulation.
It doesn't really take a genius to assume that this game has something to do with time and that there may be another Goron character.
Sure, all of this was a bunch of 'maybes' and wasn't solidified properly before, but so is this interview. It's full of "maybe this, maybe that". Nobody would be upset to be spoiled by this. It's especially cute that NL decided to put a spoiler warning as well.
@Giancarlothomaz It shows 2 of the many. Trust me, I know the lore. I bought "Creating a Champion", and have been reading this series' lore ever since I was a young kid. It's mentioned that Calamity Ganon has appeared multiple times in Hyrule's history, and they would have just said "Has appeared twice" if it appeared only twice.
@Giancarlothomaz Also, no, Link will not be responsible for sealing Calamity Ganon 10,000 years prior, since it would just result in fighting the same exact final boss as the original game, and would end up resulting in absolutely nothing happening, given that the Mummy is the source of the calamity. Calamity Ganon will just continue to exist over and over again, plaguing Hyrule until it's inevitable destruction, unless Link actually kills or seals Ganondorf in a seal that works.
Guess what, I found some audio from inside The Legal Department, not just a transcript!
@Tyranexx honestly fair, i just dont have the willpower
@VoidofLight Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 will problaby feature time travel of some form, alowing us to go back 10.000 years back and defeat the source of the Great Calamity, or play as the hero of 10.000 year ago.
@MichaelP Daruk itallian voice actor mention Daruk ancestor, he problaby one of the pilot that helped the hero defeat Calamity Ganon during the first Great Calamity 10.000 years ago.
@VoidofLight really? i trough Hyrule suffered 2 Great Calamities, one 10.000 years ago and another 100 years before the game begin.
@Giancarlothomaz They make mention of 2 specific ones, but there's been more through Hyrule's History. Also, it's not likely Link will go back in time at all. Most of the gameplay we've seen takes place in modern Hyrule. It's more likely that we'll get glimpses into the past again via memories, but instead of Link's memories, we see the memories of a hero that wasn't yet recorded (Not the one in the tapestry, given that the hand on the mummy itself has pretty much been pinning Ganondorf down for more than just 10,000 years.).
Also, going back in time about 10,000 years won't stop the source of the calamity. It'd have the same effect that AoC had, where it pretty much just holds the calamity off for a bit longer, before it returns in the future to destroy Hyrule, learning from the strategies that the past generation used, in attempt to use that against them the next time. In order to stop the source, Link needs to kill the Mummy, which is still in present day Hyrule.
If they bring back memories, it's most likely going to be from the hand that sealed Ganondorf, and will focus on Ganondorf as a human, and an ancient hero that predates the events from 10,000 years before BotW.
No one cares about Gorons and even if they did thats the least interesting spoiler I've ever read.
"This guy might be the 1st to pilot Rudania but I can't remember their name"
It'd be funny if Nintendo got angry and replaced that VA for leaking info and fire that person entirely. I know it sounds mean but... I wouldn't be against that decision if Nintendo chooses that path, is up to them.
Wait... Daruk is dead?!?
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