The Bethesda published, Arkane developed first-person stealth game Dishonored is coming this fall, and so far, the crew working on the title have been very generous with footage. We have a wealth of information, and after the press release delivered by Bethesda today, we know even more. Outlining the vocal talent that will appear in the game, Bethesda has made sure that we’re even further compelled to pay attention to a title that’s been spending so much time in the spotlight.
Granny Rags was a former aristocrat in Dunwall, (the city where Dishonored is set), but has long since fallen from grace, and is now living a life on the street. Blind, deranged and, according to Bethesda, intriguing, this old woman will be brought to life through the vocal talent of the Academy Award winning star of films like “Thelma and Louise,” and “Dead Man Walking:” Susan Sarandon.
Piero, an inventor within the city, who is responsible for the creation of the strange mask that Corvo dons, as well as many of the gadgets the supernatural assassin will use, will be voiced by Brad Dourif whom you may remember as the reprehensible Grima Wormtongue from the Lord of the Rings movies, or, if you’re a fan of classic horror movies, as the voice of Chucky in the “Child’s Play” series.
As Corvo stalks the streets of Dunwall, loudspeakers set up throughout the city bleat government propaganda into the ears of the dejected citizenry. Well, that voice in everyone’s head will be none other than Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher.
There are other big names, as well. John Slattery, of “Mad Men” fame, will take the role of Admiral Havelock, a Loyalist who aids Corvo in his quest for revenge. Michael Madsen, from “Resevoir Dogs,” but also other video games like Grand Theft Auto III, True Crime: Streets of LA and Driv3r, voices Duad, another mysterious assassin. Chloë Grace Moret, out of “Hugo” and “Kick-Ass,” will be playing the daughter of the Empress, Young Lady Emily, who is kidnapped after her mother dies, while her caretaker Calista will be portrayed by Lena Headey, from “Game of Thrones,” and “Remains of the Day.”
With such a talented cast behind the voices within the game, it’s safe to assume that Dishonored‘s characters will be compelling and intriguing, and probably one of its best aspects. We’ll see whether the game in its entirety measures up to the talent within it when Dishonored releases on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 9th.