[UPDATE] Legendary Las Vegas entertainer joins Ron Perlman, Danny Trejo, Kris Kristofferson, Felicia Day, and Matthew Perry in post-nuclear RPG; Michael Dorn returning as Fallout 2's Marcus.
Some developers prefer to use veteran voice actors, such as Nolan North and John DiMaggio, who can customize their vocal delivery for almost any character. However, there has been a trend recently to use more famous voices in games, such as Martin Sheen and Seth Green's appearances in Mass Effect 2. Bethesda Softworks is going down the latter route, today announcing a host of well-known voices for the forthcoming post-nuclear role-playing game Fallout: New Vegas.
The main radio station DJ will be voiced by Wayne Newton, whose 30,000 live shows in the Nevada desert over the years have earned him the nickname Mr. Las Vegas. Singer and actor Kris Kristofferson (Blade), will lend his gravelly baritone--last heard in game form in Neversoft's Western shooter Gun--to the grizzled soldier Chief Hanlon.
Also joining the cast of the post-nuclear role-playing game is, of all people, former Friends star Matthew Perry, who will play a double-dealing gangster in his first game role. Brawny action star Danny Trejo (Heat, the forthcoming Machete), will voice the playable companion Raul the Ghoul, an ex-gunslinger and mechanic. The Guild star Felicia Day will play a bookish Brotherhood of Steel companion, and Zach Levi, the lead on NBC's Chuck, will voice another companion from the Followers of the Apocalypse.
Fans of the Fallout series will excited to hear Star Trek: The Next Generation star Michael Dorn will return to the series as Marcus, the super intelligent super mutant from Fallout 2. Dorn also co-starred on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine with Rene Auberjonois, who will appear in the game as a mysterious recluse called Mr. House.
Some veteran character actors have also been enlisted Fallout: New Vegas' minor roles. John Doman, best-known for his portrayal of the scheming and bullying police commander on HBO's The Wire, will play the powerful dictator of the Caesar's Legion faction. William Sadler (The Pacific, Die Hard 2) will play an amicable robot with a cowboy personality.
Last but certainly not least, Ron Perlman, who will soon be returning to TV screens in Sons of Anarchy, will reprise his role as the game's narrator. Bethesda also promised "even more celebrity cameos" in the game.
A standalone sequel developed by Obsidian Entertainment, Fallout: New Vegas is due out on October 19 in the US and October 22 in the UK. It is rated M by the ESRB and 18 by PEGI. For more on the game, check out the gameplay movie below or either of GameSpot's recent previews.
i first started playing fallout with the 3rd game, awesome by the way, and i dont know who marcus is, could somebody explain? Also, you know what they need to do? give you some transportation. Futuristic motorcycle anyone?
@LpcWarrior I don't care if you hate the avatar( It is an old pic). The game looks just like Fallout 3 (and I am a huge Fallout 3 fan). Why 10 people on Gamespot have problems with that, I don't know.
Seems like a well done cast, the voice acting in these games always tends to be really good. P.S. All the Fallouts are worth at least trying(I enjoyed all 3 considerably).I mean the main Fallout games, forget the Brotherhood of Steel side ones.
@mca820: Fallout 2 was the best fallout ever made IMO. sure its turn-based and isometric and you have to read 90% of the game, but it has the best dark humour of any game i have ever played and they are so many things that you can do! A you have a Car (that gets stolen and you have to get it back!) B. there are so many titles you can earn, from gravedigger to pimp! C. you have to have a good strategic mind in most battles, fighting some super mutants isnet as easy as in FO3. when you see a super mutant you sh!t your pants! D. there are soo many side quests to keep you busy! E) i could go on forever man. buy the game and play it. if you enjoyed the story of FO3 you will like FO2
@mca820 I played it, but i couldnt get into it. it was ok. but its an old game and it shows. its a turn base game like u can take like nine steps then the enemy takes their steps (when in battle).. the steps depend on how much action points you have.. and how much action points you have are determined by how high your agility is. and the max is 10 so your AP is maxed out at 10 i think, or maybe its 15 i cant remember, oh and it takes AP to fire your weapon and heal yourself.. i downloaded all the previous fallouts.. i liked fallout tactics the best. but it got too repetitive.. and these old fallouts are tough. and fallout 1 and 2 have a time limit i think.. like you only have 3 months in game time to save your vault. or w/e.. and those days kinda go fast. because the travel system just shows u map that is divided into a bunch of squares and each square takes like a day or two to travel through. so you cant f*ck around. this game is serious lol..
@ Arcxe yeah ofc thats what they will do blow all their budget on the big names so theres only 4 voices.................OR have you considered that they know how to work a budget out to get normal actors AND bigs names? ofc that would be far to normal for a person to think........
Matthew Perry for crying out loud.... :P oh well it's better than nothing. I wish they'd could replace the voice actors of the regular people it just really irritates me to hear the same boring voices of morrowind, oblivion and FO3 the whole time or maybe they could at least narrow them down a bit.
I find it both hilarious and infuriating that people still think this is an expansion pack, seriously guys. From what I've seen I can almost garauntee you this will be 100x better then fallout 3. While F3 was a good game, it just didn't feel like Fallout to me. They just didn't seem to focus on the important stuff, when I first bought F3 I was expecting to just wander the wastes picking up random missions on my way to other random missions. Im happy to see Obsidian is actually working on the combat mechanics too, iron sights ftw. I mean, read or watch anything and everything you can about New Vegas and TRY telling me F3 even compares to it.
I was looking into this game since it's been announced and I read and heard from Fallout 3 fans that alot think it should be called fallout 3.5 but I just read this cool article and honestly because of all the great voice actors in it I'm getting it. Good voice actors add alotof depth to characters and story so definately a 'must buy' for me, Kris Kristofferson and William Sadler are the names i recognize the most and they are just two of the many actors in this game.
Bethesda has realized that casting six voice actors (Oblivion) took some flak. The result is the odd casting choices made here, for Fallout New Vegas. It's not a bad cast, mind you, just an odd one. Still, voice acting is a talent separate from normal acting and the great ones can fool you. Normal actors as voice actors rarely mask their voice and, to me, that ruins immersion. It was cool that Liam Neeson was your dad in 3, but every time I talked to him it was always "Liam Neeson" and never "Dad". I know that chick following me around will be promptly named "Felicia Day". I don't think real voice actors get enough credit where credit is due.
Seems to me that Bethesda has money to burn...... since it is focusing this hard on the game voice. I admit it, any game that doesnt have good voice acting doesnt get you deep into a game as a game that does have good voice acting. also, if a game doesnt have good voices in it, chances are it will end up becoming cheesy. but this is still going overboard....
The voice cast of New Vegas is awesome lets see there is Wayne Newton,Rene Auberjonois, Danny Trejo,Zach Levi,Micheal Dorm as Marcus, Mathew Perry and other. Could there me any more of a better voice casting ensemble ?
It's nice to see Marcus the mutant returning. The Broken Hills storyline was pretty interesting. I'm glad to see them following up/building upon on Fallout 1 and 2 lore.
Thanks Tor for taking over or re-writing some of this coverage. Alex's comment in the original article "the biggest name yet is Matthew Perry" about made me vomit the first time I read it earlier today. Kris Kristofferson and Wayne Newton may be a little ahead of young Alex's time but they are certainly larger names in show business than Matthew Perry.
waiting for this title is killing me. I need some excellent first person rpg action before my chest caves in from anticipation!
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