BioWare has been peculiarly tight-lipped about the voice cast for the soon-to-arrive Dragon Age, until now. A decision which became more than a little silly at E3 when they played a scene with the voice of a famous actor, and then refused to agree that she was in it. As we reported at the time, Kate Mulgrew (famous for being the guinea pig-voiced captain Kathryn Janeway of the USS Voyager) was providing the voice of a witch known as Flemeth. Yesterday BioWare announced that Kate Mulgrew (famous for being the guinea pig-voiced captain Kathryn Janeway of the USS Voyager) is providing the voice of a witch known as Flemeth. However, there's many more famous names announced, and people: one of them's Tim Curry. Footage below.
However, the two bigguns are certainly Mulgrew and Curry. BioWare describes Mulgrew's Flemeth as "a powerful witch who maintains her immortality through the darkest of means, and who plays a pivotal role in the player’s survival." Certainly in the clips shown at E3, she put in a superb performance. Everyone's favourite Tim Curry, meanwhile, provides the snarling tones (we can only assume) of baddie Arl Rendon Howe. He, BioWare explains, "is the calculating villain, cultured and charming, with an insatiable lust for power who never hesitates to harm anyone who gets in his way."
The story of Dragon Age takes place in the city of Ferelden, telling of the Grey Wardens and their preparations to battle against the Blight, an invasion of an enemy known as the Darkspawn. There's a surprising amount of information on the FAQ of the official Dragon Age site, which is well worth ploughing through for extra info. The game is due in early November.
So, take a look at the actors at work:
Oh, and clearly: