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New Update Allows You To Play Zelda: Breath Of The Wild In Japanese With English Subtitles

by Ben Reeves on May 02, 2017 at 12:26 PM

A new update for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild allows players to more easily change the game's language settings, so you can have Japanese voice-over and English subtitles.

When the game released, if players wanted to experience Zelda in Japanese, the had to set their home country to Japan on their Switch, which changed Breath of the Wild’s subtitles to Japanese as well.

The newest update, make it much easier to play the game with English subtitles even when characters are speaking one of nine different languages. After the game has been updated to version 1.2.0, players can access this setting from the options menu on the title screen.The update is available for both the Wii U and Switch versions of the game.

Here’s a list of the available languages:

  •     Japanese
  •     English
  •     French (France)
  •     French (Canada)
  •     German
  •     Spanish (Spain)
  •     Spanish (Latin America)
  •     Italian
  •     Russian

[Source: Nintendo]


Our Take
This is nice. I remember when the game first released, a lot of people wanted to be able to play in Japanese with English subtitles, so it's great that we finally have that option. For more about Breath of the Wild, be sure to check out the first details on this Summer's upcoming DLC pack.