In an interview with IGN Portugal, Aonuma confirmed that the option to change the voice acting language will not be implemented in Breath of the Wild for the Switch. Whilst it is still technically possible to change voices by Switching™ your consoles system language, there will no way to get English subtitles, not to mention the rest of your system will be in your language of choice.
“In the case of Nintendo Switch, if you change the language of the system, you can change the game to Japanese, but that will change everything to Japanese,” Aonuma said. “Unfortunately, it is not possible to play with English text, for example, and Japanese voices.”
This is a smack in the face of the many fans hoping to play the game with the original Japanese voices that were showcased in Nintendo’s Switch presentation last week.
Recently Youtuber GeekSplash put together a video comparing the trailer in every language. This fueled debate as to whether fans will be able to choose their language of choice, with many already committed to playing in Japanese.
It looks like that dream will be limited to those who actually speak the language. With Breath of the Wild only six weeks away, there may still time to learn.