Bethesda Softworks has announced a stellar voice cast for its highly anticipated MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online. Set for release on April 4th, 2014, the game will boast the talent of esteemed actors like John Cleese, Bill Nighy, Kate Beckinsale, and Michael Gambon.
“This extraordinary group of actors helps bring the distinctive characters in The Elder Scrolls Online to life,” said Matt Firor, game director of The Elder Scrolls Online. “In The Elder Scrolls tradition, we sought world class talent to add a deep and enriching component to the immersive world the series offers players.”
As for who each of the voice actors will portray, the following paragraph explains exactly that and is taken from the official press release:
John Cleese plays Cadwell, the cheerful and endearingly mad lost soul who is not afraid of anyone, even a Daedric Prince. Joining the cast as High King Emeric, Bill Nighy portrays a merchant prince whose luck and determination won him the throne. Kate Beckinsale takes on the role ofQueen Ayrenn, the leader of the Aldmeri Dominion and Queen of the High Elves who is far more comfortable with a blade than her crown.
In addition, Alfred Molina takes on the role of Abnur Tharn, a wily old wizard and politician who is the head of the Empire’s Elder Council, and the de facto power behind the Ruby Throne. Lynda Carter plays Azura, the Daedric Princess of Dusk and Dawn from Skyrim who is a popular part of Elder Scrolls lore. Michael Gambon voicesThe Prophet, a mysterious blind man who guides the player through their journey to retrieve their soul; and Malcolm McDowell plays the key figure Molag Bal, an evil Daedric god from another plane who schemes to enslave the mortal souls of Tamriel.
So, there you have it. Once again Bethesda impresses with a talented voice cast. Of course, being that this is an Elder Scrolls game, we knew that the talent involved would be considerable. But still, this list of actors really is a nice surprise and has me very excited to check out the title once it releases.
Admittedly, I’m not the biggest MMO fan but I do enjoy this particular series, and with the addition of this fantastic voice over cast, I’m more than willing to give The Elder Scrolls Online a chance.