We talked a little bit about Bethesda Softworks (The Elder Scrolls, Fallout) newest game, Dishonored, after the trailer launched, but there hasn’t been anything really noteworthy about the game until now. Dishonored is going to have an amazing voicecast, with Oscar and Emmy winners galore, possibly elevating the game from the Bethesda curse that is only using the same 10 actors over and over. Also included in this announcement are some additional details about the game, since new characters are also being announced.
The cast will include:
- Susan Sarandon as Granny Rags, a mysterious old blind woman driven mad by years on the street.
- Brad Dourif as Piero, an inventor who makes all of the main character’s, Corvo, gadgets.
- Carrie Fisher will be voicing all of the government propaganda that will be playing in public spaces through the game’s steampunk world.
- John Slattery (Mad Men, The Adjustment Bureau) as Admiral Havelock, who is a Loyalist that helps Corvo on his quest for revenge.
- Michael Madsen (Sin City, Kill Bill) plays another assassin named Daud (maybe he teaches Corvo his skills? Just a guess).
- Grace Moretz (Kick Ass) plays Lady Emily, the Emperess’ daughter, who is kidnapped after her mother’s death.
- Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister herself) will be coming down in the world a little bit, playing Callista, Emily’s Caretaker.
- Daniel Licht, a composer probably best known for his work on Dexter, will be composing the score.
I have not been shy in expressing my reservations about this game, because it looks like it’s not any different from any of the other games that Bethesda has released, and I’m not sure that their clunky, first person combat system is going to be more fun or better than the one in Assassin’s Creed. But this game was actually developed by Arkane Studios, who apparently have a better track record with playability and ingenuity, and I have to say, this cast list makes me want to buy the game. I love love LOVE John Slattery and Lena Headey. So congratulations Dishonored team, you’ve actually got my attention now.
Here’s a gameplay demo to get you even more excited!