Mass Effect is one of 2012’s most anticipated titles, and the team at BioWare just keep delivering reasons why. Today, it’s details on the game’s star-studded voice cast, which sees old favourites joined by new faces as Shepard takes on the galaxy once again.
Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series explains:
We are absolutely thrilled with the passion and emotion the entire cast brought to their performances in Mass Effect 3. In a story where Earth and the entire galaxy are at war, we needed to take the performances to a level of dramatic power and intensity that we’ve never previously attempted. This extremely talented cast delivered.
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…the “extremely talented” cast he’s referring to? Martin Sheen as the Illusive Man, Seth Green as Joker, Yvonne Strahovski as Miranda, Carrie-Anne Moss as Aria T’Loak, Tricia Helfer as the Normandy’s A.I., and – of course – Jennifer Hale as FemShep and Mark Meer as Male Shepard.
Mass Effect 3 will also introduce former teen heartthrob Freddie Prinze, Jr. as new marine James Vega, and the controversial decision to include G4 TV’s Jessica Chobot as a news reporter.
Prinze, Jr. – fresh from his 24 success – is a bit pleased with the casting:
I have always loved science fiction and I have always loved games and Mass Effect is really the first time both come together successfully. It is a completely immersive game where you really feel like you’re part of this journey inside this universe. It will make you think, you will care about the character you are playing, and you will care about the characters that you bring into battle with you.
The climax of an award-winning trilogy, Mass Effect 3 sees gamers thrown off the deep end – straight into an all-out galactic war against the ancient alien race known as the Reapers.
Taking on the role of Commander Shepard once again, you’ll get your first taste of the action when the Mass Effect 3 demo launches around the world on February 14th.