Dishonored will feature a unique, highly stylized environment along with what could be an engrossing and detailed storyline.
And what is a necessary complement to that structure? Why, fantastic voice acting, of course. Today, Bethesda Softworks has announced a star-studded cast for the ambitious new project in development at Arkane Studios; they went after some serious Hollywood talent.
The game will boast the voices of 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 Cuckoo's Nest"), Emmy Award nominees Carrie Fisher ("Star Wars") and John Slattery ("Mad Men"), Michael Madsen ("Reservoir Dogs," "Kill Bill"), and Lena Headey ("300," "Game of Thrones").
Sarandon is making her video game debut and will lend her recognizable voice to Granny Rags, a former aristocrat and deranged blind old woman (bizarre role, but still…). Dourif will play the inventor Piero (he created the main character's signature mask), and Fisher will be heard broadcasting government propaganda throughout the city of Dunwall (go, Princess Leia!). Slattery will play Admiral Havelock, and Madsen is going to become a mysterious assassin named Daud.
But the list doesn't end there. More voice work will come from Chloë Grace Moretz ("Kick-Ass," "Hugo"), who will play Young Lady Emily, the Empress' daughter, and composer Daniel Licht ("Dexter") will create the original score. Said Arkane studios president Raphaël Colantonio:
"Having such talented actors voice Dishonored's compelling cast of characters adds a rich, powerful element to the game. 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 hits North America on October 9.
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