The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom fans think Matthew Mercer is the voice of Calamity Ganon

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
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We saw a new Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom trailer yesterday, but one of the biggest talking points is the game's potential cast members.

Shortly after the Nintendo Direct yesterday, fans began speculating that voice actor and Critical Role member, Matthew Mercer, had joined the Breath of the Wild sequel to voice Calamity Ganon. Those who are fans of Mercer's previous work were very quick to recognize the actor's voice, but neither Nintendo or Mercer themselves have confirmed whether or not fans are right. 

If you're not familiar with Mercer, you're sure to have at least heard their voice at one time or another - I mean, the actor has a whopping 436 credits to their name on IMDB. Most people know the actor from their role on Critical Role - the D&D show that features fellow well-known voice actors such as Ashley Johnson and Laura Bailey - but you may also recognize them from their roles in Dragon Age: Absolution, Attack on Titan, Overwatch 2, Jojo's Bizzare Adventure, Cyberpunk Edgerunners, and so many more. 

A search of Twitter has revealed so many Matthew Mercer fans excited at the possibility of the actor being a part of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, especially since this will technically be the second time the actor has played Ganon, albeit the first time whilst being hired by Nintendo. If you didn't know, Mercer starred as the Legend of Zelda villain back in 2009 in the Super Smash Bros. Brawl fan film There Will Be Brawl, so it kind of feels like we've come full circle. 

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Although the casting is clearly important to a lot of fans, there was also a lot of other things in the new Tears of the Kingdom trailer which have got us excited. First of all, we finally got confirmation on Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom's $70 pricing - as well as a look at the collector's edition of the game and new Link Amiibo - which Nintendo says will not set the precedent for all future Nintendo releases.

Want to get the best deal on your copy of the game? This is the cheapest Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom pre-order we've seen yet.

Hope Bellingham
News Writer

After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at university, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became a Trainee News Writer at GamesRadar+ before being promoted to a fully-fledged News Writer after a year and a half of training.  My expertise lies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, cozy indies, and The Last of Us, but especially in the Kingdom Hearts series. I'm also known to write about the odd Korean drama for the Entertainment team every now and then.