Arkane Studios hasn’t cut any corners when it comes to their newest endeavor Dishonored. It’s not enough that the graphics are beautiful, the gameplay is enticing, and there’s plenty to do, but when talking voice actors and storyline Arkane has blown this one out of the water.
Some highly-praised actors will be lending their voices to the game, and they’ll become easily recognizable. We’ll hear Roger Sterling from Mad Men, Louise from Thelma and Louise, and even Hit Girl from Kick Ass all in the game. This coupled talent alone is enough to be magnificent, but the list doesn’t stop there. Bethesda announced this news this morning in a press release. Part of it read:
“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. Chloë 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.”
All of this talent, all of this flair will be added to Dishonored to make it a blockbuster title worth nabbing. You don’t need to impress me anymore, Arkane, I’m already sold. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Hollywood stars in video games, and it won’t be the last. I’ll assure you, though, that Dishonored will easily become one of the greatest hits in no time.