Saturday, August 4, 2012

Dishonored voice cast reads like a big budget motion picture

John Slattery, Susan Sarandon, Chloe Grace Moretz, Lena Heady, Brad Dourif... yeah, they're all in the game in key roles surrounding the assassin (and main character) Corvo.

Seriously, Dishonored is looking more impressive every time I see or hear something about it. This is a game to watch for this Fall. I know it's not exactly getting no attention, but I just have a feeling that it's gonna be something of a surprise hit.

Susan Sarandon, an Academy Award winner and five-time nominee, will make her videogame debut as the former aristocrat, Granny Rags – an intriguing old blind woman now deranged after years of street life. Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe-winner Brad Dourif takes on the role of the inventor Piero, creator of the iconic mask worn by Corvo as well as a wealth of gadgets Corvo can use. Emmy winner and Hollywood-icon Carrie Fisher can be heard broadcasting government propaganda over loudspeakers throughout the city of Dunwall, where the game is set.

The all-star cast continues with John Slattery (“Mad Men,” “The Adjustment Bureau”) who takes on the role of Admiral Havelock, a Loyalist who helps Corvo on his quest, as well as Michael Madsen who brings his videogame voiceover experience to the role of Daud, a mysterious assassin. ChloĆ« Grace Moretz (“Kick-Ass,” “Hugo”) portrays Young Lady Emily, the Empress’ daughter who is kidnapped after her mother’s death while Lena Headey joins the cast as Calista, Emily’s caretaker. In addition to the star-studded voice cast, Composer Daniel Licht (“Dexter”) lends his musical talents to create the game’s original score. 
Having a big time cast isn't a lynchpin, true, but it certainly adds a serious punch to the game and is undeniably impressive.

Arkane Studios and Bethesda's Dishonored hits retail shelves on October in the US for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Games for Windows.

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