Willem Dafoe seems too nice in Beyond: Two Souls

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Dafoe? Dafuq!

Willem Dafoe is both terrifying, and terribly endearing. You’ve seen him as Jesus in The Last Temptation of Christ, a mentor as Sergeant Elias in Platoon, as the Nosferatu’s Max Schreck and the megalomaniac scientist Norman Osborne in Spider-Man. Soon, we’ll be seeing him in Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls.

He’ll be lending his likeness and voice to the game – via the magic of full body motion capture. He’ll be giving us a digital performance as a government scientist, Nathan Dawkins, working to understand the strange interlinked supernatural powers at the heart of the game.

Given Dafoe’s penchant for portraying characters of an unhinged disposition, he’s probably not going to be nice to Ellen Page’s character Jodie for too long.

See it all in action here, with a behind the scenes look afterwards. The game will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 3 this October. I’m pretty excited. I don’t care that Quantic Dreams’ games are little more than very pretty QTE-lead interactive story; they’re amazing, gripping experiences.

Last Updated: March 4, 2013

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    Don’t forget him as the quirky/insane gay FBI agent in Boondock Saints. Epic role in epic movie

    • And as Klaus in The Life Aquatic!

      • The Lying Dutchman

        As a side note, why wasn’t there ever a Boondock Saints FPS? It could’ve been a co-op like Army of Two, or even a GTA style game…

        • Admiral Chief Erwin

          With drinking mini-games!

          • Trevor Davies

            and rope, because you never know when it might come in handy

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            And ridiculous masks to look effin scary!

        • “THERE WAS A FIRE-FIGHT!!”

    • They Lying Dutchman

      Yeah, I regard this to be a serious oversight. Why don’t you make like a tree and f-f-f-f…

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        You know what they say, people in glass houses sink ships!

  • Deon Steyn

    He comes in two types with a big difference known as Willem Dafoe and Willem Dafriend.

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      WAHAHAHAHHAHAHA epic lulz

  • Wow, this “game” looks like it’s going to have an interesting story, can’t wait – the graphics seem a bit dated though – not much of an improvement since Heavy Rain…

    • When it was first shown, it looked amazing – but the longer and longer we’ve had to wait, the less and less impressive it’s becoming.

  • Jonah Cash

    Cmon you guys, it is actually Walter Bishop of Fringe!! And she is obviously Olivia Dunham!!

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