Due to its recent delay, rumors of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 are doing the rounds, with fans analyzing every screenshot, trailer, and interview.
Nintendo has been pretty coy about sharing information about the next Zelda game, even refusing to reveal the title in case it reveals too much. Except that the company can’t necessarily control what some people who work on the game say.
Now, before we dive into things, it’s dangerous to find spoilers. So if you want to get into Breath of the Wild 2 fully intact, hit the back button now! Anything beyond here could reveal potential details for the open world sequel, and we don’t want to take that experience away from you.
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Those of you who are still here, well, we don’t have a sword to give you, but we can reward you with some potentially juicy little details from Breath of the Wild 2. Remember though, we’re still some way from the game’s release, so that these spoilers may not make it to the final game.
Having said that, let’s jump into things. Emanuele from Lega Hyrule, an Italian community of Zelda fans, recently had the chance to interview one of the Italian voice actors working on Breath of the Wild 2, and he’s back as well.
Speaking with Pietro Ubaldi, the voice of Daruk in the original game, the actor reveals that he’s voicing “Daruk’s ancestor” in the follow-up, which 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 bit sad that it’s probably not a fun reference to the rest of the Zelda series, but Emanuele posits 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 will also play Daruk in the sequel. But, if you remember, Daruk is in the afterlife during the events of Breath of the Wild. So what is going on here? Will Link visit the afterlife? Memories? Will there be time travel? Just a little more Protection of Daruk, ready to roll? What about the ancestors of the other champions?
Whatever this means, fans are wildly speculating about what this could mean in ResetEra, including timeline shenanigans. People have also mentioned the A Link to the Past comparisons. So will Breath of the Wild 2 be to ALTTP like Breath of the Wild was to The Legend of Zelda? At the very least, we can deduce that dubbing is underway in certain parts of the world.
If you were brave enough to watch the interview and make it this far, congratulations! Keep others in mind, but let us know what you think of the theories, or this interview, in the comments.