Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have revealed their cast of voice actors for Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
If you’ve not heard of it, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is set between the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It’s an open world RPG that continues on with the story of the previous game within the franchise, Shadow of Mordor, but contains more places, more characters, more enemies and more Lord of the Rings.
The voice actor line up and a Comic-con panel were announced on the 7th of this month (July). Because of the game’s big name and peoples’ love of Troy Baker, I thought I’d make it very clear – Yes, Troy Baker is reprising his role as Talion.
Alongside Troy is Alastair Duncan, who you might have seen in Westworld, and who’s playing Celebrimbor again. There’s also Laura Bailey, playing the assassin Eltariel and Kumail Nanjini from “The Big Sick”, or, for Mass Effect fans, he voices Jarun Tann. Pollyanna McIntosh (known for “The Walking Dead” (the TV show, not the game) is also confirmed.
I just want to highlight how odd it is that most of these people are famous in visual roles. But up until 5 minutes ago, I had no idea what Troy Baker looked like. I can pick his voice out of literally anything, but no visual idea. If you’re wondering, he looks a bit like if Joel (Last of Us) and Pagan Min (Far Cry 4) had a baby – which went on to voice their characters.
If you’re in San-Diego or just really dedicated to following Comic-con, some of these big names will be doing a panel. Michael de Plater, the Vice President of Monolith, Troy Baker, Kumail Nanjiani, Pollyanna McIntosh and Laura Bailey will all be there. So for all our American friends who aren’t stuck in the desert country we call Australia, check it out!
Shadow of War will be available for Xbox One and Xbox One X if you need more X in your life. Also on Steam for PC as well as the Windows store, and the Playstation 4 and Playstation 4 Pro. It’s getting easier to just write “everything but the Switch” at this point.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War releases on the 10th of October this year.