With the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops only two months away, new information about the game seems to be coming out rather rapidly. In the past few weeks we have seen the limited editions of the game, a multiplayer teaser trailer, and just last week the wager system and new game modes were revealed. Now, the latest information to come out of Activision and Treyarch is concerning some big name Hollywood talent that will be lending their services to the game.
Earlier today Treyarch announced that Ed Harris (National Treasure 2) and Gary Oldman (Book of Eli) will be lending their voice talents to the game. Harris will voice one of the game’s main characters, CIA operative Jason Hudson, while Oldman will reprise his role of Viktor Reznov from Call of Duty: World at War. In addition to those two talented actors, Davis S. Goyer is providing script consultation and story development support to Treyarch. Goyer is probably best known for his work on The Dark Knight and Batman Begins.
While the last few Call of Duty games were not primarily known for their single-player campaigns, it is nice to see some serious focus on something that is not on the multiplayer side of the game. Mark Lamia, Studio Head of Treyarch, is excited for what these three individuals are bringing to the campaign portion of the game:
“Oldman, Harris and Goyer are considered some of Hollywood’s finest talents and they perfectly complement Call of Duty: Black Ops’ ambitious and immersive single player experience. Their contributions have helped us to push the boundaries of our story telling and character development far beyond anything we have ever attempted before in the franchise.”
As a big fan of the work that Harris and Oldman have done, I am very excited to hear this. It doesn’t matter what film these guys are in, they always seem to bring something extra to their roles. I hope they are able to do the same with just their voices. But, it probably doesn’t matter what I think as I would be happy if they just took Ed Harris’ dialog from The Rock and pasted it into this game.
So Ranters, is anyone else’s excitement raised with this announcement?