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Dishonored Voice Cast

Bethesda Softworks announces an all-star voice cast will be lending (or renting) their talents to Dishonored, Arkane's upcoming stealth/assassination game, touting the honors they've earned. Here's word:

Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today revealed the all-star cast lending their voices to DishonoredTM, a new first-person action game from Arkane Studios in which the player takes on the role of Corvo, a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. Dishonored will feature an award-winning ensemble including Academy Award® winner, Susan Sarandon (“Thelma & Louise,” “Dead Man Walking”), Golden Globe® winner, Brad Dourif (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest”), Emmy® Award nominees Carrie Fisher (original “Star Wars” trilogy) and John Slattery (“Mad Men”), Michael Madsen (“Thelma & Louise,” “Reservoir Dogs,” “Kill Bill”), and Lena Headey (“300,” “Game of Thrones”),

Susan Sarandon, an Academy Award winner and five-time nominee, will make her videogame debut as the former aristocrat, Granny Rags – an intriguing old blind woman now deranged after years of street life. Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe-winner Brad Dourif takes on the role of the inventor Piero, creator of the iconic mask worn by Corvo as well as a wealth of gadgets Corvo can use. Emmy winner and Hollywood-icon Carrie Fisher can be heard broadcasting government propaganda over loudspeakers throughout the city of Dunwall, where the game is set.

The all-star cast continues with John Slattery (“Mad Men,” “The Adjustment Bureau”) who takes on the role of Admiral Havelock, a Loyalist who helps Corvo on his quest, as well as Michael Madsen who brings his videogame voiceover experience to the role of Daud, a mysterious assassin. Chloë Grace Moretz (“Kick-Ass,” “Hugo”) portrays Young Lady Emily, the Empress’ daughter who is kidnapped after her mother’s death while Lena Headey joins the cast as Calista, Emily’s caretaker. In addition to the star-studded voice cast, Composer Daniel Licht (“Dexter”) lends his musical talents to create the game’s original score.

“Having such talented actors voice Dishonored's compelling cast of characters adds a rich, powerful element to the game,” said Raphaël Colantonio, president of Arkane Studios. “We want to draw people into this virtual world and make it feel real. This celebrated cast adds wonderful depth and credibility to the overall Dishonored gameplay experience."

Dishonored gives players the chance to eliminate enemies using a flexible combat system that combines supernatural abilities and numerous weapons. Pursue targets under the cover of darkness or boldly attack with weapons drawn. The choices you make will control each mission and the game's ultimate conclusion.

Dishonored is set for release in North American on October 9, 2012 and throughout Europe on October 12, 2012 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows.

For more information about Dishonored visit: www.dishonored.com.

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24. Re: Dishonored Voice Cast Aug 3, 2012, 22:55 Jerykk
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 14:36:
While I'm hopeful this will be a decent game I'm slightly concerned by the media put out recently. It doesn't look as free-form as it really needs to be. Also, it's going to be competing against games like Borderlands 2 and Far Cry 3 which both look like much, much better games.

Even if it turns out to be decent I'll probably wait for a sale.

What? I don't even see how you can compare them. Borderlands 2 is a co-op shooter. There's no stealth and no goal beyond killing everything that moves. Far Cry 3 is closer to Dishonored, but even then, it's primarily a shooter. You won't be able to sneak your way through the game and you will be forced to kill a lot of people. Dishonored is best compared to Deus Ex in that it lets you play the game the way you want to play it. Want to sneak past everyone? Go for it. Want to kill everyone? Go for it. You set the pacing and gameplay style you want.

My only concern is how overpowered the player will be. He can pause time, teleport, possess people and see through walls. I suspect that I'll have to refrain from using abilities as much as possible in order to make the game challenging.

As for celebrity voice actors, I don't really see the point. Does anyone really care if a famous actor is voicing a character in a game? I'm pretty sure nobody is going to buy a game based on the presence of celebrity voice actors and these actors aren't going to go on talk shows or other media events to promote the game. It just seems like a colossal waste of money by the publisher. Money that would be better spent extending development and allowing for more polish time.

This comment was edited on Aug 3, 2012, 23:01.
 
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