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English Translation Of Breath Of The Wild Changes One Important Detail

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In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the story's a little obfuscated than usual. Players have to piece together the history of this new Hyrule themselves. This is different towards the end of the game, when players learn more about the game's major antagonist, Calamity Ganon.

Warning: Spoilers for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild follow.

As it turns out, the English translation of the game changes one major detail about Calamity Ganon: whether or not it will resurrect after being defeated.

Legends of Localization breaks down the difference between the English and Japanese versions of a line late in the game. In the English version of the game, Zelda says:

"He has given up on reincarnation and assumed his pure, enraged form."

However, the original Japanese script has her say:

"This form was born from his obsessive refusal to give up on revival…"

Japanese-to-English translations often have a lot of leeway in how they express certain lines, and Nintendo is famous for their well-realized localizations. However, this change alters the context under which you fight Calamity Ganon. In English, it's assumed that this is literally Ganon's final form, and that killing him would end the cycle of rebirth forever. In Japanese, however, this form is just one of many, and even if Link and Zelda finish this fight, he could still find a way to revive himself. This makes the game's finale a bit more bittersweet, since this fight won't end the cycle.

Interestingly, another pair of lines further confuses things. After Ganon is slain, Zelda says:

"Although Ganon is gone for now, there is still so much more for us to do."

In Japanese, she says "the threat of Calamity is gone," according the Legends of Localization. The English "for now" doesn't line up with the idea of Ganon giving up on being revived. This is a curious detail to alter, though it's likely more due to confusion than an intentional change.



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Legend Zelda: Breath Wild story's little obfuscated than usual. Players have piece together history this Hyrule themselves. This different towards game when players learn more about game's major antagonist Calamity Ganon. Warning: Spoilers follow. turns out English translation changes detail Ganon: whether will resurrect after being defeated. Legends Localization breaks down difference between Japanese versions line late game. version game Zelda says: "He given reincarnation assumed pure enraged form." However original script say: "This form born from obsessive refusal give revival…" Japanese-to-English translations often leeway they express certain lines Nintendo famous their well-realized localizations. However change alters context under which fight Ganon. English it's that literally Ganon's final form killing would cycle rebirth forever. Japanese however just many even Link finish fight could still find revive himself. makes finale bittersweet since won't cycle. Interestingly another pair further confuses things. After Ganon slain says: "Although gone now there much do." In Japanese says "the threat gone" according Legends Localization. "for now" doesn't with idea giving revived. curious alter though likely confusion intentional change.

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