Is Matt Mercer Voicing Ganondorf in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom? – Answered

He painted himself orange. Let him be Ganondorf.

Matt Mercer might have one of the most iconic voices out there right now, at least if you’re a huge nerd who loves video games, anime, and Critical Hit. And since you’re here, you likely fall into that category and are wondering if the rumors swirling around Twitter are true. Is Matt Mercer Voicing Ganondorf in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom? We have your answer below.

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Is Matt Mercer Voicing Ganondorf in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom? – Answered

Name your favorite video game, anime, or nerdy movie in recent history, and there’s a chance that Matt Mercer was voicing someone in it. He was Chrom in Fire Emblem: Engage, Jotaro in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Cassidy in Overwatch 2, and Leon in Resident Evil 6.

But… is he the voice of Ganondorf in the much-anticipated Legend of Zelda game, Tears of the Kingdom? Fans seem to think so.

He definitely wants to be

In a gameplay trailer released on April 13, 2023, rehydrated Ganondorf was revealed for the first time. And he made his comeback with a big, black-and-red splash. But what had fans perk their ears up with Ganondorf’s scream and villainously delivered line, “Do not look away. You witness a king’s revival… and the birth of his new world.”

UPDATE (APRIL 14):

A few hours after the trailer released, Matt Mercer himself confirmed the fantastic news. He is indeed playing Ganondorf.

RelatedAll New Weapons in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom (So Far)

In his announcement Tweet, Matt Mercer wrote: “I just got the go-ahead from Nintendo, so I can FINALLY announce my absolute pleasure to be voicing Ganondorf in the Legend of #Zelda : #TearsoftheKingdom. An immense honor that I have thrown myself into doing justice.”

Many believed that Ganondorf sounded like Matt Mercer in the trailer, and they were right! And while Matt Mercer tends to play more knightly and heroic characters, his passion for the character is clear.

For more reveals about Tears of the Kingdom, check out some of Link’s new abilities here: All New Abilities in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom (So Far).


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A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms