Who’s Who in New Vegas
In a pair of articles over at USA Today Gamehunters, Mike Snider revealed today the names of some of the primo voice acting talent that we can expect to hear in Fallout: New Vegas. Topping the list is Wayne frikking Newton. Yep, Mr. Las Vegas himself will be providing the voice for a centuries old computer DJ. From the sound of it, Mr. Newton may be replacing Fallout 3’s DJ Three Dog, and let me just say, good riddance.
Some of the other voice actors (and their characters) include:
Matthew Perry (Friends) lends his voice to the character Benny, the head of the Geckos crime family, and a bit of a weasel.
Zachary Levi (Chuck) will be voicing a playable character named Arcade. A member of the Followers of the Apocalypse (the crazy-ass cult that served an antagonistic role in Fallout), Arcade is a quite, cautious, ethical and analytical person.
Felicia Day’s (The Guild, Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, Legend of Neil) lovely voice will be used to give life to Veronica, another playable character. Veronica is a sarcastic scribe from the Brotherhood of Steel and if she doesn’t look anything like Felicia Day, I will be sorely disappointed (she so purdy)!
Danny Trejo (Dusk till Dawn, Spykids, Predators…he’s the awesome, big, scarry looking Mexican-American dude in every one of Robert Rodriguez’s movies) will be voicing a playable companion character, Raul the Ghoul, a mechanic and former gunslinger.
Kris Kristofferson (played Whistler in the Blade movies) voices Chief Hanlon, a grizzled (big surprise there) soldier.
Rene Auberjonois (Oto from Star Trek DS9) plays the mysterious Mr. House.
John Doman (The Wire) plays Caesar, the leader of the group of slavers known as Caesar’s Legion.
William Sadler (Roswell, The Shawshank Redemption) plays Victor, the friendly cowboy robot.
And of course, Ron Perlman (I will hit you if you don’t know who he is) will return as the Narrator for Fallout: New Vegas. Mr. Perlman’s narrated every Fallout game except Brotherhood of Steel, and I figure that at this point hiring him to narrate a Fallout game is the result of both his amazing voice, and superstition. Not having him onboard would be like naming a cruise ship Titanic or Mary Celeste.
Oh yeah and Michael Dorn (He was Worf in Star Trek dammit!) returns as Marcus, the intelligent Super Mutant sheriff from Fallout 2. Marcus’ reappearance in Fallout: New Vegas is a good sign as along with references to the cult The Followers of the Apocalypse, it signifies that Obsidian plans on incorporating the events and storylines of the previous games into New Vegas’ plot. Even going off of this vague information it would appear that with Fallout: New Vegas they are being far more conscious of the Fallout universe canon than Bethesda ever was with Fallout 3 (see my ranting on Fallout 3 in earlier posts).