It’s been a long time coming, but The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has finally released into the world.


Just like its predecessor Breath of the Wild, Tears of the Kingdom features a strong cast of veteran voice actors behind the characters. Before you ask, no, Link still doesn’t talk.

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If you're wondering who voices Link, Zelda, RauruGanondorf, and Tarin, and whether the voice actors have appeared in other games, films and TV, fortunately has compiled a cast list.

So, before you head off into Hyrule to explore the myriad of new Shrines and Skyview Towers, adventure on below for everything you need to know.

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Be warned, you may see some spoilers ahead for new and returning characters!

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom cast – voice actors confirmed

Here are the voice actors for the main cast of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

  • Matthew Mercer plays Ganondorf
  • Rob Riddell plays Tarin
  • Patricia Summersett plays Princess Zelda
  • Kengo Takanashi plays Link

Additional voices for new and returning characters such as Rauru, Prince Sidon and Riju were provided by:

  • Chris Hackney plays Rauru
  • Cristina Vee Valenzuela plays Tulin
  • James D. Mortellaro plays Prince Sidon
  • Cheramiu Leigh
  • Maya Aoki Tuttle
  • Amelia Gotham
  • Andi Gibson
  • Heather Gonzalez
  • Elizabeth Maxwell
  • Lauren Mayfield
  • Catherine Higgins
  • Joe Hernandez
  • Sean Chiplock
  • Daniel Riordan

We will update this page with the full confirmed cast list when it becomes available. For now, at least, we do know that the four voice actors listed above are indeed in the game and are performing as those characters.

How do you know the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom cast?

There are some recognisable voices in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom cast. You may well recognise them from appearances across video games, film, and TV.

Kengo Takanashi has provided the grunts and screams of Link for a number of years, including in Breath of the Wild, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.

You might also recognise the Japanese voice actor from appearing in Digimon Survive, as Kaval in the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, and other performances in the likes of Scarlet Nexus, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, Final Fantasy XIV, and more.

Patricia Summersett plays Princess Zelda

Patricia Summersett arrives to Alienware and Dell Gaming E3 kick off party on June 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California
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Patricia Summersett reprises her role as Princess Zelda, following on from Breath of the Wild and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. You may recognise her from voice roles in various Ubisoft games including Assassin’s Creed Rogue (Hope Jensen) and Syndicate (Galina Voronina), Rainbow Six: Siege (Ash), and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint (Paula Madera).

While not performing in games, Summersett has appeared as Angela Blake in TV series Three Pines and in Transplant as Sandra Parker.

Matthew Mercer plays Ganondorf

Matthew Mercer speaks onstage at the Prime Video Presents: The Legend of Vox Machina during New York Comic Con 2022
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With over 430 acting credits to his name, Matthew Mercer is something of a voice-acting legend. Not only has he appeared in games including Fire Emblem: Engage (Chrom), Overwatch 2 (Cassidy), and Return to Monkey Island as Cobb (to name but a few), but Mercer has appeared in a ton of TV shows over the years.

Perhaps most well-known for being the Dungeon Master in Critical Role in over 340 episodes, Matthew Mercer has also appeared in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure as Jotaro Kujo/Jotaro/Brats across 70 episodes, as Levi in Attack on Titan (54 episodes) and much, much more.

Chris Hackney plays Rauru

Voice actor Chris Hackney confirmed on Twitter that he was the voice of the intriguing Rauru on TotK.

Rauru, a member of the mysterious Zonai, plays a very important role in Tears of the Kingdom

"The Legend of Zelda has meant so much to me for my entire life, so it's a surreal honor to announce I provide the English voice for this amazing character in #TearsOfTheKingdom," he tweeted, going on to thank game bosses for allowing him to "be a part of something so meaningful and special."

Hackney is best known for voicing Dimitri in Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Yuito Sumeragi in Scarlet Nexus, among other credits.

Rob Riddell plays Tarin

Finally we have Rob Riddell, who you might recognise from appearances in The Dukes of Hazzard as Steve in one episode, When Sharks Attack (in one episode as Martin Haynes), and more recently in VH1’s My True Crime Story, Dirty Roomies, and podcast series Tattered Tales: Audio Drama (as Judge Adam).

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