Hot on the heels of the Breath of the Wild DLC news comes a monumental change for the open-world masterpiece: The 1.2.0 update for Breath of the Wild adds support for multiple languages.

While this may sound unappealing at first (after all, the Switch is region free, so all these languages were available already), the previous implementation had a controversial catch: Whatever language you chose would apply to both the text and voice acting simultaneously.

This rubbed a few fans the wrong way when the game launched, and now Nintendo has remedied the situation.

Update 1.2.0 separates the two settings, allowing you to pick whichever language audio that you please, though the in-game text will continue to match your system’s set language.

Now English players of the game can enjoy the beautiful Japanese voice acting in Breath of the Wild and still be able to read all their text in English.

There are nine languages supported overall:

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

The setting is available in the Options menu, accessible from the main menu of the game.

Breath of the Wild’s 1.2.0 update is available now on Switch and Wii U, though Wii U players will have to download a separate “Language Pack” from the eShop.

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