Voice actors are important. You might not notice them when they’re good, but when they’re bad they are so very, very bad. The Evil Within is sporting some excellent voice talent as shown off in a new video.
Don’t recognize all these voices? Here’s the press release to help you out:
In a press release today, we can reveal that the game’s main protagonist, Sebastian Castellanos, is voiced by Anson Mount, known for his popular role as Cullen Bohannon’s on AMC’s Hell on Wheels. Also on your side will be the voice of Jennifer Carpenter (Officer Morgan from the TV hit Dexter) — playing the role of Sebastian’s partner, Detective Juli Kidman. F.for the game’s most sinister role, Academy Award nominee Jackie Earle Haley has been cast in the role of the game’s top villain, Ruvik.
Finally, the anime crowd will be familiar with the voicework for Jospeh Oda. Playing his role is Yuri Lowenthal — otherwise known as Ben in Ben 10 and also the voice of Sasuke in Naruto.
It makes me happy to hear Jennifer Carpenter’s voice again, although after all the years as Deborah Morgan, I’m struggling to hear her speak without the flurry of expletives. All in all this sounds like an excellent cast. The Elder Scrolls Online taught us that a stellar cast can’t save a poorly designed game, but here’s hoping that the calibre of talent improves on the experience. Now if only these actors could also be used for the motion capture next time instead of just laughing at their Japanese equivalents.
Last Updated: August 27, 2014