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Meet John de Lancie - aka Professor Fitz Quadwrangle

Posted by: Nathaniel at 4/4/2012 1:41 PM
Today we have a video for you that features John de Lancie discussing what it's like to voice Professor Fitz Quadwrangle in the upcoming downloadable game, Quantum Conundrum.

Who is John de Lancie?  Well, he's been acting since the late 70's in films and television shows.  Gamers would most likely know him from Breaking Bad (pretty sure he played Jane's father, the air traffic controller), Young Justice (Mister Twister), and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Discord).  Bronies and gamers overlap, right?

To learn more, follow the jump.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES JOHN DE LANCIE WILL BRING VOICE TALENT TO QUANTUM CONUNDRUM

Renowned Actor Takes on Role as Quirky Professor Fitz Quadwrangle in First Person Environmental Puzzle Game From Kim Swift and Airtight Games

LOS ANGELES (April 4, 2012)Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today revealed that John de Lancie - best known for his recurring role as “Q” on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Breaking Bad - will lend his voice to the highly anticipated first person platform puzzle game, Quantum Conundrum™.  In the game, de Lancie takes the lead role as the wacky and endlessly inventive Professor Fitz Quadwrangle. Hopelessly lost in another dimension, Professor Quadwrangle is determined to guide his nephew through his extraordinary, yet extremely hazardous, manor home.

“The professor’s character is funny, a bit bizarre, and a great joy to perform,” said de Lancie.  “If players have half as much fun with the game as I did playing the character, then they’ll be having a great time.”

Developed by Airtight Games, Quantum Conundrum is the next game from PORTAL™ co-creator, Kim Swift, and is expected to be available for download this summer on Windows PC, the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

ABOUT QUANTUM CONUNDRUM

In Quantum Conundrum, players take on the role of a young kid dropped off on his uncle’s doorstep for the weekend; his uncle just so happens to be the brilliant, eccentric inventor, Professor Fitz Quadwrangle. Upon entering the Professor’s vast manor home retrofitted with crazy technology to test his latest hypotheses, players quickly realize their uncle has gone missing. Fortunately, players soon gain access to Professor Quadwrangle’s latest invention, the Inter-Dimensional Shift Device, which, at the press of a button, will shift the world around them to an entirely new dimension. In order to find him, players must use the newly found IDS Device to dynamically change the world to and from a variety of different dimensions to progress through the complicated Quadwrangle Manor. While on the journey, becoming adept at utilizing the various dimensions will help them trek from one bizarre and challenging room to the next. It might sound easy enough, but it is a tall order for a kid in a giant puzzle of a manor!

Quantum Conundrum is rated E for Everyone with Comic Mischief.  Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.

Related Links
Quantum Conundrum Official Homepage:        www.quantumconundrum.com
Quantum Conundrum Official Facebook® page: www.facebook.com/quantumconundrumgame 
Follow Quantum Conundrum on Twitter®:         @ProfQuadwrangle

About Airtight Games
Airtight Games was formed in 2004 by core team members from the award-winning Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge. Based in Redmond, Washington, Airtight develops AAA videogame titles with the best talent and publishing partners in the games business.

About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 59 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com.

QUANTUM CONUNDRUM ©2012 SQUARE ENIX, INC. All Rights Reserved. QUANTUM CONUNDRUM, the QUANTUM CONUNDRUM logo, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. PORTAL  is a trademark of Valve Corporation.  All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.