DICE announced that their action shooter Star Wars Battlefront II will be receiving an update that rolls out new voiceovers for the game’s characters.
Starting in late October, voice actors from Star War: The Clone Wars will reprise their roles as their respective characters are implemented into Star Wars Battlefront II. New voiceover being added until February 2019, the first out the gate is Matthew Wood playing General Grievous on October 30, James Arnold Taylor as Obi-Wan Kenobi in November, Corey Burton as Count Dooku in January, and Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker in February.
The developer also released an interview with the voice actors and their thoughts on returning their roles:
“I always love revisiting characters from the Clone Wars era, because I feel like there are so many stories to be told! Now, we have the ability to actually set foot into General Grievous’ shoes and see how he operates in real-time. That’s really exciting to me, to be able to portray the character in such a way! I’m a gamer myself, so I can’t wait to see how all this pans out with what the team has created.”
“It is probably the greatest honor for me as an actor, to have gotten to play this character for so many years. And in so many iterations! The television show, video games, toys, a movie . . . It’s one of those ‘pinch me moments’ in my life because I still kind of wake up some days and go, ‘I . . . I get to be Obi-Wan Kenobi?’ It’s fantastic!”
“It’s always a joy to slip into the Sith cape! It’s been a delight from the very start. I love playing these sort of evil, wizardly mastermind kind of characters where their strength is a quiet, intense simmer, rather than throwing thunderbolts and hollering. It’s sort of very subtle, and it draws you in instead of blasting out the performance.”
“I’m a gamer! I played the first Star Wars Battlefront often. Not really lately. I’ve got a new baby at home and she’s nine months, so I haven’t had a whole lot of gaming time recently. But before that – Battlefront is my game! I grew up playing first-person shooters, and I love Star Wars. You know, I perform Star Wars, but I’m also a huge fan. A mix of the both is my perfect game. To be able to be a part of it is pretty incredible.”
Released in 2017, Star Wars Battlefront II adds a single player campaign mode to the series, which fans had been requesting since the release of its predessor. The game has several online and offline multiplayer modes where players can earn points to level up their characters. However, that’s been widely criticized from fans as scaling into the pay to enjoy territory, but I guess that just depends on what kind of gamer you are.
Star Wars Battlefront II is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
You can watch the game’s launch trailer below:
Author’s take: As a fan of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, I’m pretty for this addition to the game. I’d like to know how these characters look in the game and also how they’ll control. Personally, I know it’s not the popular opinion, but I think General Grievous is pretty rad.
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