Pietro Ubaldi, the Italian voice actor of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Goron champion Daruk, recently shared in a recorded interview that he will be playing a new role in the upcoming sequel.
The reporter speaks to Ubaldi and confirms that the voice actor plays the role of an ancestor of Daruk’s, whose exact name he cannot remember. All he can recall is that the character is a “bit more serious” than Daruk. The reporter asks if the character is Darunia, a Goron from Ocarina of Time, but Ubaldi denies this, saying he doesn’t remember the names very well.
This is the first hint of a new character in Breath of the Wild’s sequel, which is due to release in spring next year. If the character is an ancestor of Daruk, the champion from the first game, then it is possible that this ancestor is the Goron champion who piloted the Divine Beast 10,000 years ago.
Although this information is not a definitive confirmation or official announcement, it is not unbelievable because Pietro Ubaldi is a renowned voice actor; Not only did he have voice characters in the original Breath of the Wild, he is also known for his Italian voices of Patrick Star from Spongebob Squarepants, Doraemon from Doraemon, and Reinhardt from Overwatch.
Until Nintendo decides to share more information about the sequel to Breath of the Wild through their official channels, this bite-sized detail is the most recent news we have regarding the game since its delay in late March. Hopefully, more substantial news is waiting for us around the corner.
You can watch the brief interview with Pietro Ubaldi (along with the reporter’s own speculation about what the voice actor shared) below.