Troy Baker Leads Shadow of Mordor Cast, Red Dead Writer Pens Script
Warner Bros. has delivered a new trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and with it comes some new information on the game’s voice cast and writer.
First up, it’s worth noting that the voice of scruffy video game protagonists (as well as Batman: Arkham Origins‘ Joker), Troy Baker, is taking on the lead role of Talion, the Ranger players will control throughout the game. Baker’s probably best known for playing Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite and Joel in The Last of Us, but the trailer suggests Shadow of Mordor will further show off his versatility.
Also on the list are Nolan North, the voice of Nathan Drake of Uncharted and tons of other game characters both hero and villain, as well as Alastair Duncan (who played Nihilus in Mass Effect and appeared in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception), Laura Bailey (Fetch in Infamous: Second Son and Serah in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII), and Liam Duncan (Solarii in Tomb Raider and Nico DaSilva in The Bureau: XCOM Declassified).
We also know the game is being written by Christian Cantamessa, the writer of Red Dead Redemption, Manhunt and Manhunt 2, and has a soundtrack by composer Gary Schyman, who did music for all three BioShock titles.
We’ll be seeing more of Shadow of Mordor at E3 2014, but at the very least, the game seems to be packing a solid lineup of talent in some key audio and story departments. The trailer also might suggest some story beats — for instance, is that the hilt of Narsil, the sword Isildur used to take the One Ring off Sauron’s hand, and which was reforged and wielded by Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings? It sure looks it, and maybe getting hold of those sword shards is what this whole game is about.
Then again, I’m a bit fuzzy on my extensive LOTR lore, so feel free to correct me with your own speculations in the comments.
Via Game Informer.