Upcoming Wii exclusive The Conduit will include the voice talent of Hollywood veterans Mark, A. Sheppard, Kevin Sorbo, and William Morgan Sheppard.
Popular series like Metal Gear Solid and Half Life have demonstrated that strong voice acting can substantially improve a game's presentation. On Tuesday, High Voltage Software announced a star-studded voice-over cast for their upcoming first-person shooter The Conduit.
The Conduit will feature the voice talent of a number of popular actors from television and film. The main character, Mr. Ford, will be voiced by Mark A. Sheppard. Sheppard is well-known for his portrayal of the blind attorney Romo Lampkin in Battlestar Galactica, and for playing the crime boss Badger in Joss Whedon's Firefly.
Another acclaimed actor who is lending his voice to the game is Kevin Sorbo, who portrays the terrorist Prometheus. Sorbo played the lead character in both Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Andromeda.
Rounding out the cast is William Morgan Sheppard, who will speak for the character John Adams. Past credits for William Morgan Sheppard include The Prestige, Babylon 5, Metal Gear Solid 2, and Escape from Monkey Island.
The Conduit will hit store shelves in the first quarter of 2009.
THE CONDUIT GOES HOLLYWOOD
High Voltage Software announces the voice-actors appearing in The Conduit
Hoffman Estates, IL – October 14, 2008 - High Voltage Software, Inc., one of the world's largest independent developers, today officially revealed the Hollywood voice-over cast of their exciting first-person action shooter, The Conduit.
Mark A. Sheppard stars as the voice of the main character, Mr. Ford. A British-born actor and musician, Sheppard's TV credits include Battlestar Galactica, 24, Medium, Firefly, Burn Notice, CSI and The Bionic Woman. His film credits include Unstoppable, Evil Eyes, and In the Name of the Father.
"I think the story in this [The Conduit] is fantastic," said Sheppard. "I think there's a lot there for the player to enjoy."
William Morgan Sheppard puts his incredible voice to the character of John Adams. William Morgan Sheppard spent 12 years as an Associate Artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company. His TV credits include Star Trek: The Next Generation, Babylon 5, and Kingdom Hospital. His film credits include Star Trek VI, The Prestige and Transformers. His video game credits include Medal of Honor, Metal Gear Solid 2, Escape from Monkey Island and Star Wars: Force Commander.
"It [The Conduit] has a resonance to it as a story;" said Morgan Sheppard. "It's really quite exciting… and very well written."
Last and definitely not least is Kevin Sorbo, who stars as the voice of the terrorist Prometheus. Sorbo is an American actor best known for the roles of Hercules in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Captain Dylan Hunt in Andromeda. His film credits include Kull the Conqueror, Avenging Angel, Prairie Fever, Meet the Spartans and An American Carol.
"It [The Conduit] looks like a riot," said Sorbo, "I'm looking forward to it."
The Conduit is tentatively scheduled for release in Q1 2009 exclusively for the Nintendo Wii.