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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 Chalk
Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.