Make no mistake; I have absolutely no interest in the Elder Scrolls Online whatsoever, and I think that the subscription model for games is an outdated, outmoded one. Just about every single subscription-based MMO released in the past decade has ended up going free-to-play in one micro-transaction-supported way or another, and I don’t see this one being any different, even with The Elder Scrolls name attached to it. That said, it does have just about the very best voice cast in any game ever made.
- John Cleese plays Cadwell an “endearingly mad” lost soul.
- Bill Nighy portrays a merchant prince, High King Emeric.
- Kate Beckinsale is Queen Ayrenn, the leader of the Aldmeri Dominion and Queen of the High Elves and absolutely not a vampire.
- Alfred Molina takes is a wily old wizard and politician Abnur Tharn, head of the Empire’s Elder Council.
- Lynda Carter plays Azura, the Daedric Princess of Dusk and Dawn from Skyrim.
- Michael Gambon lends his voice to The Prophet, a mysterious blind man who guides the player through their journey to retrieve their soul.
- Malcolm McDowell plays is the nasty Molag Bal, an evil Daedric god.
- Peter Stormare plays Jorunn the Skald King.
- Jim Ward voices Mannimarco, a renegade High Elf wizard exiled from the realm for raising the dead and the world’s most powerful necromancer.
- Jennifer Hale appears in the role of Lyris Titanborn, a Nord half-giant, who, along with the Prophet, aids the player on their journey..
- Kevin Michael Richardson is Sai Sahan a noble martial artist and master swordsman.
Just John Cleese and Bill Nighy has me sold, but the rest of the incredibly talented, primarily British cast makes it even more incredible. Possibly worth giving the game a play, for roughly 30 days until the included month’s subscription runs out.
The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One in June this year, with a PC and Mac release the month previous.[Thanks to RooibosRince for the tip]
Last Updated: January 24, 2014