Felicia Day, popular star of the digital series The Guild, is boosting here online resume by starring in a new series based around the Dragon Age mythology. Dragon Age: Redemption is a six part web series that will premiere February 16th (that’s tomorrow) when Day guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
As Tallis, an elven assassin sent to capture an evil mage, Day once again gets to stretch the acting chops that made her so famous among the gaming community. Speaking about her role and her enthusiasm for the project, Day makes it quite clear that she isn’t merely an actor doing a job, but is getting to participate in a world she is interested in as a gamer.
“I’m a huge Dragon Age fan, and I have been looking for a follow up project to ‘The Guild’ for quite some time. I was thrilled when the opportunity to work with BioWare materialized. Dragon Age: Redemption allows me to tell a fantasy story in a new way, using a universe I really love. It has been a dream working together.”
With a storyline that had some input from Day, and key creative people like Lost’s cinematographer John Bartlett behind the project, Redemption looks to be something more than just a throwaway digital series meant to build anticipation for Dragon Age II.
It seems like nowadays, if a popular gaming property wants to make a huge splash then it must extend its experience beyond the retail title. Some choose to go the way of smaller game prequels, like Dead Rising, while others go the cinematic route, in bite sized form like Mortal Kombat, or in feature length form like Dead Space.
Unfortunately, it isn’t just about providing some additional content that gets gamers excited for a title anymore. There needs to be a certain quality demonstrated in order to convince the consumer that what they might end up spending a few dollars on is well worth it. It’s here that notable actors get involved in the process and hopefully bring a new dynamic to the universe of a property.
Keep your eye on Game Rant for more details regarding Dragon Age: Redemption after the series’ world premiere tomorrow night.
Will you be tuning in for the Redemption premiere? What do you think about games being made into live-action series? What other game would you like to see make the transition?