Red Dead Redemption voice actor joins iOS game

Rob Wiethoff joins cast of interactive radio drama Codename Cygnus from Reactive Studios; Kickstarter has 4 days left to reach $11,000 goal.

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Red Dead Redemption voice actor Rob Wiethoff, who is best known for portraying John Marston in Rockstar Games' 2010 Western, has joined the cast of upcoming iOS game Codename Cygnus, its developer has announced.

Wiethoff has not done any voicework for games since he recorded for Red Dead Redemption.

Codename Cygnus is currently in development at Boston, Mass.-based Reactive Studios. Its existence is not a sure-thing just yet, as the game's Kickstarter campaign needs to raise just over $2,000 in the next four days to reach its $11,000 target.

Wiethoff joins a voice cast that includes Logan Cunningham (Bastion), Sarah Elmaleh (Skulls of the Shogun), Chris Ciulla (Fallout: New Vegas), and Chris Rando (Dance Central 3).

He will play the character Lazarus in one of two sidequest episodes during the game's first mission, both of which are expected to release in September, Reactive Studios said.

Discussion

22 comments
tightwad34
tightwad34

I have always been curious who the hell was voicing Marston and what does he look like. And of course it's not even close to what I pictured in my head. It  never is.

Savior4Life
Savior4Life

Whooopadido! Most iOS gamers probably don't even know what Red Dead Redemption is.... My heart weeps for them.

blackothh
blackothh

Interesting concept for entertainment, if i were not disgusted by apple, i would have actually supported it.

I wish them luck.

aboki808
aboki808

it's all down hill for him now...

aloufika
aloufika

John Marston: Bill Bill Williamson 

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

Just make the game and sell it ... this kickstarted BS sucks.

Catz_03
Catz_03

Am I the only one that thinks he sounds like Bill Paxton in red dead?

SteXmaN
SteXmaN

RDR coming for PC this year.

You heard it here first.

JBStone1981
JBStone1981

Fact: John Marsden's middle name was LaShawn.

ZZoMBiE13
ZZoMBiE13

It's strange that this guy doesn't do more work. John Marston was one of the best vocal performances in any game I can remember. 

I guess the only down side is that the voice is so recognizable that it might be difficult to hear it coming out of a different character. But still, I hope the guy gets all the work he wants. RDR was, and remains, one of my favorite gaming experiences over the last 10 years. John Marston is right up there with Frank West in terms of great new characters of the 7th gen. 

snugglebear
snugglebear

Conversely, the farting cow has performed in over 15 commercials in the last year.

mattcake
mattcake

In other news, a cow farted.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Catz_03 I knew the voice sounded super familiar and couldn't quite put a name to it until a little while ago. But yeah, he sounds exactly like him.

el_swanno
el_swanno

Apart from some minor technical issues no game has topped Red Dead Redemption yet. Every time I play I wish more game developers had the vision of the RDR team.

KeenoControl
KeenoControl

@ZZoMBiE13 He's undoubtedly gotten numerous offers for other games , he's probably been turning them down? Who knows