Posted on January 25 2017 by Kristen G. Rosario
The Old Man is one of the key mysteries regarding the story in Breath of the Wild. We do know that he gives you sage advice regarding the land of Hyrule, but what we don’t know is his true identity. That may not come until the game’s March 3rd release, but what we do know now is where all of his dialogue comes from.
Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma recently sat down with French news site Le Monde to discuss Breath of the Wild. In the interview, Aonuma’s asked if he has left messages to his son in the newest Zelda title like he originally did with the King of Red Lions in The Wind Waker. While Aonuma verifies he didn’t do that for Breath of the Wild, Aonuma does confirm that the lines spoken by the Old Man are all from him.
*Note, this quote is based upon a Google Translate version of the original, so some words or phrasing may not be 100% accurate.
Fifteen years ago you wrote the dialogues of the “Wind Waker” ship, “Red Lion”, as messages to your newborn son . Do you continue to disseminate personal messages in “Breath of the Wild”?
Eiji Aonuma: No, I stopped! My son told me he was tired, he was tall now. On the other hand, the old man you meet at the beginning of the adventure, I insisted that it is me who writes his texts, because it is the very first person to whom you speak in the game, and I wanted be the first to take the floor vis-à-vis the player. Even though this time, it’s no longer meant for my son.
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Source: Le Monde