Bethesda sends word that they have signed some major voice talent for
their upcoming RPG Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
. Joining Patrick
Stewart are Sean Bean, Terrance Stamp, and Lynda Carter. It's a
pretty impressive list of new talent to complement what is going to be
one of the "must have" games for the Xbox 360.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion to Feature Voice Performances
Patrick Stewart, Sean Bean, and Terence
September 30, 2005 (Rockville, MD) â€“ To create the perfect tone and timbre
for its upcoming epic role playing game, The Elder ScrollsÂ® IV:
Oblivionâ„¢, Bethesda Game Studios
announced today an all-star voice cast of British stage and screen legends.
Developed for both the Xbox 360â„¢ videogame and entertainment system from
Microsoft and PC platforms, Oblivion is one of the yearâ€™s most
highly-anticipated games and sequel to the best-selling role playing game of
Leading the lineup is Patrick Stewart,
playing the role of the Emperor.
Stewart is best known among genre fans as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation and as
Professor Charles Xavier from the X-Men feature films.
Providing the voice for the Emperorâ€™s lost
son and heir to the throne is Sean Bean.
Bean skyrocketed to the publicâ€™s attention as Lord Boromir in the Academy
Award-winning Lord of the Rings
trilogy. While Oblivion will be his first video game role, Bean is well
known for starring in a variety of films, including memorable roles in National Treasure, Goldeneye, and Patriot Games.
â€œOblivion is something unique, an
epic entertainment experience unlike anything I had seen before,â€ said Bean. â€œI
decided this was a project I really wanted to work on creatively and I hope fans
of the game enjoy the results.â€
Terence Stamp will lend his talents to the
gameâ€™s heavy plot, a sinister force bent on the destruction of Tamriel, the
gameâ€™s geographical setting. Stamp
starred in Star Wars: Phantom Menace
as Supreme Chancellor Valorum and as General Zod in the legendary Superman films. Oblivion is Stampâ€™s first foray into
voice work for a video game.
"Having never done
voice work for a video game before, I really had no notion of what to expect,"
said Stamp. "Bethesda did a great job in providing the tone
and theme for the character and it was fun to give life to the villain in the
story, who is a very thoughtful man from a different line of kings who seeks to
realize his own vision for the empire."
Bethesda had previously announced that Lynda
Carter would also be lending her voice talents to the game. Best known for her
starring role as the crime-fighting superhero, â€œWonder Woman,â€ in the hit television
series, Carter has appeared in more than 50 television shows and films,
including this summerâ€™s hits, Sky High and Dukes of Hazzard.
to work with voice talent that really captured the emotion and drama of the gameâ€™s story,â€ said
Todd Howard, executive producer for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
â€œQuite honestly, we wrote the parts with these individual actors in mind. Itâ€™s
an honor to have them lend their talents to the
As the next chapter in the highly acclaimed and
best-selling Elder Scrolls series, Oblivion is a single-player game that
takes place in Tamriel's capital province, Cyrodiil. Gamers are given the task
of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor
having been killed by an unknown assassin. With no true Emperor, the gates to
Oblivion (the equivalent of hell in the world of Tamriel) open, and demons begin
to invade Cyrodiil and attack its people and towns. It's up to the player to
find the lost heir and unravel the sinister plot that threatens to destroy all
The Elder Scrolls IV:
Oblivion has not yet been rated by the ESRB. For more information on
the title visit the official web site at www.elderscrolls.com.
About Bethesda SoftworksÂ®
Headquartered in Rockville, MD,
Bethesda Softworks LLC is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment
software and has produced numerous award-winning titles. Among Bethesdaâ€™s more popular
franchises are The Elder ScrollsÂ®
series, FalloutÂ®, and the IHRA Drag Racing series, as well as its
licensed property, Pirates of the
Caribbeanâ„¢. Its product line spans the sports, racing, RPG, strategy, and
action genres. Bethesda Softworks is a subsidiary of ZeniMax Media Inc. For more information on Bethesda
Softworksâ€™ products, visit www.bethsoft.com.
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