Though it was only a few months ago that EA's forthcoming reboot of Syndicate was revealed, the title is moving full steam ahead with a release date set for later this month. As part of that final promotional push for the game, EA has announced some of the Syndicate's voice cast, who will portray key characters the player will interact with in the game.
First up is Rosario Dawson, most recently seen in the Denzel Washington runaway train film Unstoppable, who will be playing the character of Lily Drawl. According to EA, Drawl is the "rising star of EuroCorp," but has some personal issues that need to be worked out. More important than Drawl's conflicting allegiances, though, is her connection with the chip that gives Syndicate's protagonist superhuman abilities.
Based on the character description, and the evil global corporation undertones that permeate Syndicate's story, it can be assumed that Lily Drawl will be the player's inside connection with the world of EuroCorp, perhaps also serving as a guide.
On the other side of the coin — the "he has got to be a bad guy" side — is Brian Cox as Jack Denham, the "ruthless power behind the boardroom throne" of EuroCorp. Brian Cox, having played villains in countless films (most notably in the Bourne Identity and X-Men 2), seems like the perfect fit for the face of a malicious corporation.
Based on their previous work in film and television, both actors feel like worthy additions to the Syndicate voice cast. Not much is known about key details regarding the game's story, so it's tough to tell how meaty each actor's role might be, but on the surface the potential is there.
Drawing a lot of inspiration from contemporary first person shooters, but still preserving key elements from its more strategic forefather, Syndicate has a lot of interesting qualities going for it, including four-player co-op. We can't wait to see how it all comes together, and to see if Brian Cox once again pulls off a memorable villain, later this month.
What do you think of the Brian Cox and Rosario Dawson joining the voice cast for Syndicate? Would you be surprised if Rosario Dawson turned out to be the villain and Cox played a good guy?
Syndicate releases February 21, 2012 for the PS3, PC, and Xbox 360.