Check out Risen's voice cast

by: Sean Colleli -
The castlist for Deep Silver's Risen has been announced and it has some pretty big names in it.  Among the cast are Andy Serkis and John Rhys Davies, in a Lord of the Rings reunion of sorts.  It's really too bad that this game has been effectively banned in Australia--the only way for it to get released there is for some editing to take place, and it always sucks for artists to have to censor their own work.  Australia is really hurting for a game rating revision, notably the addition of a rating higher than 15+, but some local conservative politicians aren't having any of it.  Hopefully the game will be made "appropriate" and our friends down under will get to experience the quality voice acting.
Press Release
Risen Voice Talent Cast Revealed

Andy Serkis and John Rhys Davies head notable cast

Hermosa Beach, Calif. - August 12, 2009 - Deep Silver Inc., a
publisher of interactive entertainment software and a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Koch Media, today confirms the A-list voice talent
featuring in forthcoming RPG Risen.

One of the busiest actors today, Andy Serkis takes the role of The
Inquisitor. Serkis, who has had a long and varied acting career, is
best known for his CG character representations Gollum in the Lord of
the Rings trilogy and King Kong in the movie of the same name.
Veteran British actor, John Rhys Davies, who has starred in countless
blockbuster movies such as Indiana Jones and the Lord of the Rings
trilogy, performs as Don Esteban. Movie actress Lena Headey, who
played Sarah Connor in Terminator TV spin-off Terminator: The Sarah
Connor Chronicles take the role of Patty.
"The quality of the voice casting reflects the quality of the game"
stated Paul Nicholls, Sales and Marketing Director, Koch Media UK
"with such an amazing lineup of talent from movies and TV, there is a
voice everyone will recognize; we will attract a new generation of RPG
players to the genre."

Serkis, Rhys-Davies and Headey are joined by a lineup of some of the
most recognizable British TV actors; Fincher is played by Torchwood
actor Burn Gorman, Larkrise to Candleford star Brendan Coyle takes the
role of Commandant Carlos, Damian O'Hare who starred in medical drama
The Royal plays Olf.  I'm Alan Partridge regular and Star Stories
narrator Simon Greenall plays Luis. Oscar is played by Grange Hill
actor Donald McCorkindale while fellow Grange Hill actor and Secret
Diaries of a Call Girl star Stuart Organ plays Brogar. The Archers
actresss, Louiza Patikas represents Sara and Timothy Watson who has
starred in countless TV dramas from Eastenders to Casualty takes the
role of Romanov.

All the actors were cast and recorded by award winning London agency
Side, with voice direction carried out by Andrew S. Walsh.

Developed by Piranha Bytes and releasing on the Xbox 360Òvideo game
and entertainment system from Microsoft® and Windows PC, this epic
role playing game is set in a medieval world on a volcanic
Mediterranean island. The "Risen" story unfolds over four chapters and
will offer multiple ways to develop the story depending on the
player's actions and decisions. An innovative and intuitive user
control interface will support both casual and hardcore gamers. With
full world streaming support, Risen offers a seamless experience while
playing in a fully simulated game world with authentic characters.

More information about Risen at  http://risen.deepsilver.com.
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