The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild was one of the greatest games ever made, and the perfect title to launch on the Nintendo Switch as it gave early users the perfect title to sink hours upon hours into while they waited for the next big title. We know via E3 2019 (RIP E3 2020) that Breath of the Wild 2 has been in development for some time. And they seem to be teasing the return of Ganondorf. But ever since that small teaser trailer…we’ve heard nothing.
However, according to a podcast found by GameReactor, two of the Spanish voice actors for the game, Marc Navarro and Nerea Alfonso, are saying that their work is “done” for Breath of the Wild 2. They were careful not to violate an NDA as you’ll hear if you listen to the podcast, but they made it sound as though their work in the game (one of whom voices Zelda) is done.
So does that mean that Breath of the Wild 2 is basically done? Not so much. While it’s true that usually voice work is reserved for the back half of game development, we must remember that Breath of the Wild was a game of massive scope beyond voice acting. It took many, MANY years to refine and fill up the world with content, and it was revealed it took over 300 people to make the game.
Breath of the Wild 2 no doubt is aiming to top the original, so just because the voice work is done doesn’t mean everything else is. Plus, don’t forget about the lockdown. It’s not as easy to develop a major game like Breath of the Wild 2 as it would’ve been without the lockdown.
However, if we’re lucky, it could mean that the game could release in 2021. Or at the latest 2022. We’ll just have to see what Nintendo has to say about it.