“Fallout: New Vegas” is not only one of the year’s most anticipated video games, it’s also one of the year’s most star-studded.
Bethesda Softworks has unveiled the voice cast for the post-apocalyptic role-playing game and it’s a who’s who of pop culture, geek and Vegas icons.
“Friends” star Matthew Perry, “Hellboy” Ron Perlman and Mr. Las Vegas Wayne Newton will lend their voices to the game. Joining them will be Michael Dorn, Felicia Day, Zach Levi and Kris Kristofferson.
William Sadler, Danny Trejo, John Doman and Rene Auberjonois will also voice characters in the game. Producers say there will be several other celebrity cameos when the game is released Oct. 19.
Perlman’s a familiar presence in “Fallout” titles, having narrated every major installment since the franchise started. Newton will act as radio DJ “Mr. New Vegas.”
“Fallout” has a history of using big-name talent to voice important roles. Liam Neeson lent his voice to the game’s last installment. It’s hardly alone, though. More and more vidgame publishers are relying on well known actors to add an emotional core to their titles.
Greg Gunberg and Nathan Fillion are among the cast of “Halo: Reach” and Adam Baldwin, Mark Hamill and Michelle Forbes will all voice characters in “DC Universe Online.”