The famous voices of videogame characters

The famous voices of video game characters

Photo: Flickr/Gage Skidmore
Words: Tom Guise

From Lego Dimensions to Resident Evil 5: These are the voice actors behind your gaming heroes
The Battle Arena Announcer
in „Lego ­Dimensions“

The starter pack and its expansions feature a cast of thousands including, recently, Fantastic Beasts’ Eddie Redmayne and The Hoff in Knight Rider. But the biggest voice, literally, is Brian Blessed.

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Ghost 
in ­Destiny

Peter Dinklage is known for his eloquent delivery as Tyrion Lannister in Game Of Thrones, but his voiceover in 2014’s Destiny was famously wooden, spawning a meme based on just one line: “That wizard came from the moon!”

© Youtube // Kotaku

Solid Snake 
in Metal Gear Solid V

The stealthy hero was, until recently, voiced by X-Men screenwriter David Hayter, although Kurt Russell (whose character Snake Plissken in the 1981 film Escape From New York was the inspiration) was allegedly up for the job. However, in 2015, Kiefer Sutherland took over the fabled role.

© Youtube // GameSpot

Marcus Fenix 
in Gears of War 3

This character is voiced by none other than John Di Maggio, the American actor known for voicing the robot Bender in the animated TV series Futurama.

© Youtube // Jordan Jernigan

Sheva Alomar 
in Resident Evil V

Karen Dyer’s day job is as a motion capture actress. However, whens she is not busy wearing sensors on her body to shoot films, she lends her voice to various characters including Sheva Alomar and Elena in the Street Fighter games.

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03 2017 The Red Bulletin

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