The voice cast for The Elder Scrolls Online has been announced, and it’s amazing

TES-online-bannerSir Lancelot!  Dumbledore!  Wonder Woman!  Dr. Octopus!  Selene!  FemShep!  The dad from Shaun of the Dead!  The old guy who killed Kirk!  That really creepy dude from Fargo and a hundred other movies!  All of them, and more, will be lending their voices to The Elder Scrolls Online when it launches this spring.  Read on for all the details, and to take a look at Bethesda’s announcement video.

The announcement came by way of the reliably awesome Bethesda Blog, or “Bethblog” as we call it in the biz.  John Cleese, Michael Gambon, Lynda Carter, Alfred Molina, Malcolm McDowell, Kate Beckinsale and Bill Nighy all get top billing in the announcement.  They will be joined by Jennifer Hale (of course), Jim Ward, and Kevin Michael Richardson, who is probably best known to gamers as the voice of Tartarus in Halo 2.  Lynda Carter will be reprising her role of the Daedric princess Azura from Skyrim, while everyone else will be voicing new characters.  Here’s a quick rundown of whom is playing whom.

  • Kate Beckinsale: Queen Ayrenn, leader of the Aldmeri Dominion and Queen of the High Elves
  • Lynda Carter: Azura, Daedric princess of Dusk and Dawn
  • John Cleese: Cadwell, a fearless, cheerful and endearingly mad lost soul
  • Michael GambonThe Prophet, a mysterious blind man who guides the player through their journey
  • Jennifer Hale: Lyris Titanborn, a Nord half-giant who aids the player on their journey
  • Malcolm McDowell: Molag Bal, an evil Daedric god from another plane who schemes to enslave the mortal souls of Tamrie
  • Alfred Molina: Abnur Tharn, a wily old wizard and politician, head of the Empire’s Elder Council, and the de facto power behind the Ruby Throne
  • Bill Nighy: a merchant prince whose luck and determination won him the throne
  • Kevin Michael Richardson: Sai Sahan, a noble martial artist and master swordsman.
  • Peter Stormare: Jorunn the Skald King, an unexpected monarch who led his people into an unlikely alliance.
  • Jim Ward: Mannimarco, a renegade High Elf wizard exiled from the realm for raising the dead and the world’s most powerful necromancer.

Bethesda put together a video to go along with the announcement.  At over 17 minutes, it’s a bit on the long side, but is worth a watch.  So get comfy, and check it out below.

The Elder Scrolls Online will be released April 4th on PC and Mac, with PS4 and Xbox One versions following in June.

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Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.

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