Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company, revealed in a recent press release the star-studded cast for their newest title, Dishonored, a first-person action game from Arkane Studios in which players take the role of Corvo, a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. The ensemble who will lend their voice to the game include a host of award winners.
According to the press release, 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 (“Reservoir Dogs”) 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, according to the press release.
“Having such talented actors voice Dishonored’s compelling cast of characters adds a rich, powerful element to the game,” said Raphaël Colantonio, president of Arkane Studios, in the press release. “We want to draw people into this virtual world and make it feel real. This celebrated cast adds wonderful depth and credibility to the overall Dishonored gameplay experience.”
Players will be able to use a multitude of weapons as well as Corvo’s supernatural powers as they play through Dishonored. The choices that the player makes through each mission will control the game’s ultimate conclusion.
Dishonored is set for release in North America on October 9, 2012 and throughout Europe on October 12. The game will be available on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Games for Windows and will be rated “M” for Mature.
Check out more information at www.dishonored.com.