The Elder Scrolls brings out the acting big-guns for it's first venture into the world of MMO's.
A truly A-list cast was revealed for The Elder Scrolls Online on Thursday. With big names such as John Cleese, Bill Nighy, Kate Beckinsale, and Alfed Molina, among others to lend their voices to ZeniMax Online Studios’ addition to The Elder Scrolls series.
- John Cleese – Cadwell: The cheerful and endearingly mad lost soul who is not afraid of anyone, even a Daedric Prince.
- Bill Nighy – High King Emeric: A merchant prince whose luck and determination won him the throne.
- Kate Bekinsale – Queen Ayrenn: The leader of the Aldmeri Dominion and Queen of the High Elves who is far more comfortable with a blade than her crown.
- Alfred Molina – Abnur Tharn: A wily old wizard and politician who is the head of the Empire’s Elder Council, and the de facto power behind the Ruby Throne”.
- Lynda Carter – Azura: The Daedric Princess of Dusk and Dawn from Skyrim who is a popular part of Elder Scrolls lore”.
- Michael Gambon - The Prophet: A mysterious blind man who guides the player through their journey to retrieve their soul”.
- Malcolm McDowell - Molag Bal: An evil Daedric god from another plane who schemes to enslave the mortal souls of Tamriel”.
The cast also includes Peter Stormare (“Fargo”), Jim Ward (“WALL·E,” “Despicable Me 2″), Jennifer Hale, and Kevin Michael Richardson.
There is a video interview with the cast above, explaining their characters and revealing snippets of their lines. Be sure to watch for Bill Nighy talking about his crown, and Malcom McDowell revealing all about ‘Little Mo’.
If you’ve played any of The Elder Scrolls games you will know they’re renowned for their level of depth, story-telling, and control the player has over their character's fate. Add in a voice cast such as this and you’re certainly setting off on the right foot. But, with the market flooded by MMO’s these days, let’s hope The Elder Scrolls Online can set itself apart from the rest, and not end up on the digital scrap-heap like ‘hugely anticipated’ MMO’s of years gone by.
The Elder Scrolls Online is set for release on April 4 2014 for PC and Mac, and June 2014 for Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
If you can't wait you can sign up for the Beta here.
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