The Elder Scrolls Online Has One Incredible Cast
I’ve made no secret about my utter disinterest with the Elder Scrolls first venture online, and that hasn’t really changed over the months where we’ve heard virtually nothing about the game. However, one new piece of information has my interest piqued.
Oddly, it’s the list of voice actors that will be lending their talent to the next Elder Scrolls title that has me pretty excited to see the final product. In amongst the smaller, less used voice is actress Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy and even John Cleese. Hell even Jennifer Hale is getting in on some of this action.
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The entire cast comprises of video game voice veterans and Hollywood stars alike, and it seems like Bethesda either really wants to make the voice acting as authentic and real as possible, or attract interest by slapping some big names next to characters. I really do think it is the former however. I mean, check out most of the cast in the Bethesda Blog post below.
John Cleese plays Cadwell, the cheerful and endearingly mad lost soul who is not afraid of anyone, even a Daedric Prince. Joining the cast as High King Emeric, Bill Nighy portrays a merchant prince whose luck and determination won him the throne. Kate Beckinsale takes on the role of Queen Ayrenn, the leader of the Aldmeri Dominion and Queen of the High Elves who is far more comfortable with a blade than her crown.
In addition, Alfred Molina takes on the role of Abnur Tharn, a wily old wizard and politician who is the head of the Empire’s Elder Council, and the de facto power behind the Ruby Throne. Lynda Carter plays Azura, the Daedric Princess of Dusk and Dawn from Skyrim who is a popular part of Elder Scrolls lore. Michael Gambon voices The Prophet, a mysterious blind man who guides the player through their journey to retrieve their soul; and Malcolm McDowell plays the key figure Molag Bal, an evil Daedric god from another plane who schemes to enslave the mortal souls of Tamriel.
The Elder Scrolls Online cast also includes:
- Peter Stormare (“Fargo”) plays Jorunn the Skald King, an unexpected monarch who led his people into an unlikely alliance.
- Jim Ward (“WALLE,” “Despicable Me 2″) 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 rounds out the cast as Sai Sahan a noble martial artist and master swordsman.
The Elder Scrolls Online launches on PC and Mac come April 4th. Xbox One and PS4 version will launch in June.