The Legend Of Zelda Breath Of The Wild Can Now Be Played In Arabic Thanks To Modders
Breath of the Wild is now available in Arabic, four years after its launch. This mod has an impressive and extensive collection of features.
It’s almost impossible to think of all the tasks involved in making a game, unless you are a developer. There are so many details that we don’t think of. There are some huge tasks that we don’t think about, like localizing a video game in their own language.
Some people find it difficult to wait for a game in their first language. Most games are available immediately after launch in English or Japanese. However, it is not common for them to be translated into other languages. For example, the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been unavailable in Arabic since its launch four years ago.
These players don’t have to wait any longer, and they don’t need to be able speak or understand Breath of The Wild. This is not Nintendo’s fault, but Eternal Dream Arabization. This group translated every bit of text in the game into Arabic.
As you can imagine, this process was time-consuming. It took more than a year of hard work. The YouTube channel added a trailer showing that modders were working on translating Breath of the Wild in May 2020. This means that this process has taken 18 months, or even longer.
It’s not clear why Arabic-speaking players were overlooked, considering the fact that Breath of the Wild has been translated into many other languages by Nintendo. Kotaku claims that Nintendo even cited Saudi Arabia for some of its Switch sales spikes. Eternal Dream Arabization is currently translating or has translated a variety of other games, including Resident Evil Village and Super Mario World.