The voice of Daruk in the original Breath of the Wild may have accidentally revealed some story details about the upcoming sequel.
Breath of the Wild 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to Nintendo’s open world action game Breath of the Wild. Although Breath of the Wild 2 has recently been delayed until early 2023, fans are still eagerly speculating about the game. Most of all, the game’s story seems to be a bit of a mystery, as the conclusion of Breath of the Wild saw Calamity Ganon defeated and some order restored to apocalyptic Hyrule. Now it seems that one of the voice actors for the upcoming title has inadvertently leaked knowledge about a character in the story of Breath of the Wild 2. Fans should be warned that potential spoilers can be found below.
Italian voice actor Pietro Ubaldi originally voiced the Goron champion Daruk in Breath of the Wild. Daruk appears as an old champion of Hyrule who failed to stop Calamity Ganon 100 years before the events of Breath of the Wild. Like the other fallen heroes Revali, Mipha and Urbosa, Daruk will lead Link on his quest to restore all the divine beasts to their former glory and save Hyrule.
However, in addition to giving Daruk his voice, Ubaldi has also stated that he will also give his voice to Daruk’s ancestor. Daruk ends up in the afterlife at the end of Breath of the Wild, though before that he is able to speak to Link at certain moments, which means that Daruk’s ancestor could play a similar role. It is not yet known how Daruk’s ancestor will appear in Breath of the Wild 2, but it is assumed that the character will not physically appear unless Link travels back in time in the game.
Some fans initially speculated that Daruk’s ancestor might be Darunia, the Goron patriarch who appears in Ocarina of Time. However, Ubaldi has clarified that the ancestor he voiced is not Darunia, meaning the character will be another member of the Goron race. Ubaldi also did not give a specific name for the ancestor, saying that he could not remember it, but he did say that this role is more serious than his previous role as Daruk.
Fans are currently speculating that Daruk’s ancestor could lead to a new storyline revolving around the Divine Beasts, and Ubaldi’s new character could be the original pilot of the Divine Beast Rudania from thousands of years ago. It’s likely that Daruk’s Ancestor will be just a small element of the extensive new map and storyline in Breath of the Wild 2, as series producer Eiji Aonuma has promised that the sequel to Breath of the Wild will feature gameplay on the ground and in the sky.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 will be released for Nintendo Switch in spring 2023.