This morning, Bethesda released details about the voice cast for their upcoming supernatural revenge title Dishonored, from Arkane Studios. Among the names joining the cast are a whole mess of Academy Awards and Golden Globes. So the game’s gonna sound good at least, right?
More details after the jump.
A curious note: among the cast announcements, there’s no one lending their pipes to the role of assassin and lead character Corvo. Does that mean Bethesda’s not announcing it yet or that the character is simply going to be voiceless throughout the campaign?
In any event, we’ve got Susan Sarandon onboard as Granny Rags, a deranged blind woman and former aristocrat and Carrie Fisher as an announcer spouting government propaganda throughout the game. Kill Bill star Michael Madsen plays another assassin here as Daud. This isn’t his first go-round with game VO after he voiced the English dub of Yakuza for SEGA. Kick-Ass’ Chloë Grace Moretz and Game of Thrones star Lena Headey play the kidnapped Young Lady Emily and her caretaker Calista respectively.
Finally, Child’s Play/One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest/Dune/Death Machine star Brad Dourif joins the cast as Piero, who invents Corvo’s mask and serves as the killer’s Q, supplying him with all sorts of gadgets. I hope it doesn’t sound like I’m trying to be ironic here: I love Dourif’s work and the guy has yet to put in a performance where he didn’t just throw himself into the role. Right now I’m conjuring up the sound of him roaring with rage in the last act of the first Child’s Play, that horrible killer’s voice coming out of a creepy, murderous little doll.
Dexter composer Daniel Licht is providing the music for the October release.
Dishonored will be available on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on October 9th.
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