Just after E3 last year BroGamer reported that Willem Dafoe would soon be announced as a co-star in Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls. Justifiably, the rumor got us a little bit excited, because once Dafoe is involved in a project there exists the possibility of a little Boondock Saints-style Riverdancing. It didn’t take long for David Cage to squash the rumor (and our dreams) at the San Diego Comic-Con when he stated that Dafoe was not in the game.
Fast forward to today, David Cage’s pants have just spontaneously burst into flames.
Sony Computer Entertainment America has confirmed that Willem Dafoe is in fact co-starring with Ellen Page in Beyond: Two Souls. We still have yet to hear of any possible Riverdancing, however, we do know that Willem Dafoe will play the character Nathan Dawkins, a government scientist who has worked with Jodie to analyse her powers ever since she was a little girl.
The announcement didn’t reveal any spoilers about the interplay between Nathan and Jodie, however, we do know from the accompanying production shots that Dafoe will at one point end up laying on top of Page. It’s a little creepy without any context.
At any rate, SCEA also announced today that Beyond: Two Souls will be released for the PlayStation 3 on October 8th, 2013. The PlayStation Blog post did not contain any mention of a possible PS4 release, so it looks like this one is current-gen only (for the time being).
Aside from the release date and Dafoe announcement, it was also revealed that anyone who pre-orders Beyond: Two Souls from GameStop will receive a free upgrade to the Special Edition of the game, which includes the following extras:
- Exclusive Steelbook Premium Packaging
- Extensive Behind The Scenes Video Features
- PS3 Dynamic Theme
- PSN Avatar Bundle
Check out the Beyond: Two Souls Willem Dafoe reveal trailer and screenshots/production photos below, and make sure to stand far away from David Cage and his smoldering pants.
Source: PlayStation Blog