Meet the voice cast of Hades, including one of the dogs behind Cerberus

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Supergiant's games have always had excellent voice acting, going all the way back to Bastion, but never as much excellent voice acting as in Hades, with its full cast of gods and ghosts and monsters. Among those monsters is Cerberus, who is of course a very good boy, no disrespect intended. Apparently it took four dogs to portray his three heads, and one of those four, named Solo, features in the video highlighting Hades' impressive cast above.

One of the things that's impressive about them is how many actors provided the voices for such different-sounding characters. Both the seductive goddess of love, Aphrodite, and the squeaky maid named Dusa were played by Courtney Vineys, for instance, while Zagreus and Skellie were voiced by the game's composer, Darren Korb, who must have enjoyed having all those conversations with himself. Logan Cunningham, Supergiant's voice-actor-in-residence, was responsible for the Storyteller, as well as Poseidon, Asterius the minotaur, Hades himself, Achilles, and all of the grumbling Charon the shopkeeper does.

Hades has been a hit for Supergiant, selling over a million copies. Well-deserved too. Our excitable reviewer gave it a score of 90, after all.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.