Hyrule Warriors is making several departures from the rest of Zelda series, from multiple playable characters to DLC. One thing that will stay the same, however, is the series’ lack of traditional voice acting for its characters, if a tweet from the official Japanese Hyrule Warriors account is to be understood.
A translation of the tweet provided by Nintendo Everything reads: “Each character’s voice is modeled after the Zelda universe. It will have that ‘Hey! Listen!’ kind of feeling.”
“Each character’s voice is modeled after the Zelda universe. It will have that ‘Hey! Listen!’ kind of feeling.”
In the past, the Zelda series has featured minimal voice acting, hardly more than a “hiya!” from Link or a laugh from an NPC. This tweet suggests that Hyrule Warriors will keep it that way, which should leave Zelda purists relieved, but might disappoint fans that are hoping to see the series make a leap into realism.
How do you feel about the lack of voice acting in Zelda games? Should the first HD Zelda game have realistic voice overs, or does that have no place in the land of Hyrule?