Earlier this month, it was revealed that Mass Effect 2 would debut on two game discs. BioWare has now disclosed the stunning celebrity cast that is set to voice the in-depth characters in Mass Effect 2.
The title will feature the likes of Martin Sheen who acted in The West Wing and Apocalypse Now as well as Shohreh Aghdashloo of House of Saddam fame. Others include Seth Green from Austin Powers, ‘Chuck’ actors namely Yvonne Strahovski and Adam Baldwin and Keith David from Crash. Also included are sci-fi favorites Michael Dorn, Tricia Helfer, Michael Hogan and Carrie-Anne Moss from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Battlestar Galactica and The Matrix respectively.
Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder, BioWare and Group General Manager of the RPG/MMO Group of EA explained, “Emotionally engaging narrative is a key design pillar for BioWare, and the top-notch voice talent in Mass Effect 2 helps drive this goal. Credible, powerful personalities are vital to delivering a compelling story experience in BioWare’s games, and we have assembled an amazing ensemble cast that surpasses the very high bar set in the original Mass Effect!”
The Illusive Man who commands Cerberus is played by Martin Sheen while Yvonne Strahovski takes on the role of deadly Cerberus operative Miranda Lawson. Actors Seth Green and Keith David reprise their roles as Joker and Admiral David respectively. Tricia Helfer, Carrie-Anne Moss and Shohreh Aghdashloo lend their vocal talents to the characters EDI, Aria T’Loak and Admiral Shala’Raan vas Tonbay respectively. Rounding up the talents, Michael Hogan, Adam Baldwin and Michael Dorn take on the role of Captain Bailey, Kal ‘Reegar and Gatatog Uvenk respectively.
Mass Effect 2 lets gamers play as Commander Shepard and features a rich futuristic storyline, emotionally engaging character interaction and vast space exploration elements. The title is set to hit the Xbox 360 and PC in North America on January 26, 2010 and Europe on January 29, 2010.