Nintendo legends Koji Kondo and Eiji Aonuma remain unconvinced about the idea of voice acting in future Legend Of Zelda games.
Other than the odd yelp, Link has never had a voice in the Legend Of Zelda games and while composer Koji Kondo appeared to rule out the idea, producer Aonuma offered fans a morsel of hope when he said: "we'll see."
"The most important thing about the Zelda series is that the player becomes Link," Kondo told Game Informer. "One of the challenges with full voice is that if we're trying to convey the player's emotion through Link, but you hear Link talking in somebody else's voice, that creates a disconnect between you and the role that you're taking on."
Aonuma discussed the issues of giving Link a voice. "If you create a game where everybody else in the game speaks but Link doesn't, it emphasizes the fact that he is silent and draws even more attention to it," said the Zelda producer.
He added: "Of course, this was the first time we went with fully orchestrated songs in the game, and we've seen what that can do to help bring the world alive and make the game that much more fun. We're continually looking at ways that we can evolve the series. We're not confident that we can find the right balance with full voice, so we'll see.
He then raised a good point. "Everyone would be speaking Hylian, so even if you heard them speak, you wouldn't understand them."
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[ Source: Game Informer ]