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Master of Orion trailer reveals a cast of sci-fi stars

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Master of Orion, the reboot of the epic 4X sci-fi strategy game that was originally published by Microprose way back in 1993, will arrive as an early access release in just over a week, with an impressive cast of voice actors in tow: Luke Skywalker, Mr. Worf, Freddy Krueger, Wash, Q, Howling Mad Murdock, and a wack of others.

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The trailer is the fun way to see who's taking part, and it also reveals a brand new playable race, but if you just want to get to it (and also if you want the full list of voice actors, rather than a highlight reel), just cast your eyes ever so slightly downward. (I'd recommend watching the trailer anyway, though.)

  • Troy Baker (The Last of Us) - Klackon Advisor and Psilon Emperor
  • JB Blanc (Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy TV Series) - Bulrathi Advisor, Meklar Advisor, and additional voices
  • Sara Cravens (Halo 5: Guardians) - Additional voices
  • Kat Cressida (Fallout 4) - Mrrshan Empress
  • John de Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation) - Human Emperor
  • Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation)- Narrator
  • Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street) - Terran Emperor
  • Nika Futterman (Star Craft II: Legacy of the Void) - Darlok Advisor and Mrrshan Advisor
  • Jean Gilpin (Halo 5: Guardians) - Klackon Empress
  • Mark Hamill (Star Wars saga) - Alkari Emperor
  • John Kassir (Tales from the Crypt) - Alkari Advisor and additional voices
  • Misty Lee (Star Wars: Battlefront) - Silicoid Advisor
  • Sumalee Montano (Fallout 4) - Terran Advisor
  • Nolan North (Uncharted Series) - Darlok Emperor and Sakkra Emperor
  • Dwight Shultz (Star Trek: The Next Generation) - GNN Anchor
  • Roger Craig Smith (Regular Show) - Sakkra Advisor
  • Fred Tatasciore (Family Guy) - Bulrathi Emperor and Silicoid Emperor
  • Alan Tudyk (Firefly) - Psilon Advisor
  • Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty) - Human Advisor and GNN Anchor

Publisher WG Labs also announced that the Collector's Edition of Master of Orion, which includes the original MOO trilogy, “retro art Pixel Ships,” a digital artbook, soundtrack, and the new Terran Khanate race, will be available on Steam Early Access and GOG's Games In Development on February 26, and will cost $50/€46. The standard edition will be available when the game goes into full release.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.