Earlier today Bethesda Software put out a press release announcing the "star-studded" lineup that will be lending their voices to Fallout: New Vegas. Names such as Wayne Newton, Ron Perlman, Danny Trejo, and Kris Kristofferson are just a few of the voices you will be hearing on October 19th, when New Vegas is scheduled for release.
Bethesda appears to be continuing their tradition of hiring big name actors to provide voices for their games. Liam Neeson (A-Team) and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) both voiced characters in Fallout 3, while Elder Scholls IV: Oblivion featured the vocal talents of Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Terrence Stamp (Get Smart).
Below is a full list of the voice actors and their characters from the press release put out by Bethesda:
- Ron Perlman (Hellboy) returns as the narrator.
- Matthew Perry (Friends) plays Benny, a smooth-talking, two faced gangster.
- Wayne Newton takes on the role as “Mr. New Vegas,” the radio DJ of the Mojave Wasteland.
- Danny Trejo (Machete) is Raul the Ghoul, a mechanic and former gunslinger.
- Zach Levi (Chuck) is Arcade, a member of the Followers of the Apocalypse who hides a mysterious past.
- Felicia Day (The Guild) is Veronica, a sarcastic Brotherhood of Steel scribe.
- Kris Kristofferson (Blade) as Chief Hanlon, a grizzled soldier at the end of his career.
- Rene Auberjonois (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) as the enigmatic and reclusive Mr. House.
- Michael Dorn (Star Trek:The Next Generation) reprises his role as Marcus, an intelligent super mutant, who was last seen in 1998’s Fallout 2.
- John Doman (Mystic River) is Caesar, the charismatic and powerful dictator at the head of Caesar’s Legion.
- William Sadler (Shawshank Redemption) plays Victor, a friendly robot with the personality of an old fashioned cowboy.
Pete Hines, Vice President of PR and Marketing for Bethesda Softworks, is confident that these voice actors will further the story and experience that Obsidian Entertainment, the developers of New Vegas, are trying to achieve:
“The Fallout franchise has taken narratives in interactive entertainment to the next level, and we could not be more excited about the all-new celebrity lineup for Fallout: New Vegas. The voice acting provided by these actors helps drive the compelling and immersive story of Fallout and further adds to the overall gameplay experience.”
As one of the few games scheduled for release this holiday that hasn't been delayed to 2011, Fallout: New Vegas is one of my most anticipated games this year. I don't really care who is voicing the characters or what else they have starred in -- I just care that the game is the best quality it can be. Let's hope the money spent on voice talent was not pulled from the same fund that the quality assurance guys use, as Obsidian's last release, Alpha Protocol, was not well received.
So, are any Ranters going to pick up Fallout: New Vegas? What do you think of the voice cast?
Fallout: New Vegas is scheduled to release October 19, 2010, for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.