Zelda fans in Taiwan and Hong Kong can now look forward to playing Breath of the Wild in Chinese in early 2018. It’s a huge step for Nintendo in further expanding across the Asian market, which was very difficult to crack thanks to a 14-year ban set in 2000 due to fears that it would have adverse effects on youth.
Wall Street Journal technology reporter Takashi Mochizuki tweeted the news and a trailer hosted by Eiji Aonuma, which was unveiled on the CHT Nintendo YouTube channel.
Nintendo: "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" with Chinese texts coming to Hong Kong & Taiwan early next year https://t.co/W8UY3vaz6C
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) September 27, 2017
Nintendo have previously attempted to attract the Chinese market through their partnership with the iQue, resulting in a very different alternative to its N64 counterpart which could play a handful of games, including Ocarina of Time.
This comes as welcome news for Zelda fans in Hong Kong and Taiwan, allowing them to enjoy the full experience the way it was meant to be for one of the biggest games Nintendo has ever produced.