A recent trailer for Volume has revealed that author, actor, and Thomas Was Alone narrator Danny Wallace will lend his voice to the game’s companion AI. YouTuber Charlie McDonnell will play the role of Robin Hood. Yes, that Robin Hood.
The perfect conditions for voice acting have the actors face to face, feeding off each other's performance, establishing a degree of chemistry sorely lacking from many game performances. The latest episode of Bioware pulse goes inside Bioware's sound studios to explain why that simply isn't possible. With so many characters and so many voice actors in different locations, it's a logistical nightmare. The video above explains how the devs get around this using long distance calls and lots of organisation. Skip to the two minute mark to get straight to the interesting bit.
Bethesda have announced the voice cast behind The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The man who voices the big bad from Pixar's Up, Christopher Plummer will voice an elder Greybeard philosopher monk called Arngeir who lives "in silent isolation atop Skyrim's largest mountain." That's right. One of the lead voice star in Skyrim plays a man who lives lives in lonely silence several thousand feet above the ground. Hopefully we'll hear from him at some point. Read on for the rest of the impressive cast.