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Elijah Wood is voicing Shay in Broken Age

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Elijah Wood – recruited through twitter.

Double Fine’s Tim Schafer showed up at VGX to be snarked at by Joel McHale (I guess,) and also to say that Elijah Wood will be voicing the character of Shay in Broken Age. Shay is one of the two protagonists in the game, and seems to be trapped on board a life-vessel after escaping his collapsing homeworld.

It’s not a terrible kind of trapped, it’s just that the ship’s computer (Jennifer Hale … well, her voice anyway) seems to do everything for him. Now he’s growing up and starting to feel like this is all a bit weird. Plus, it seems like the computer is keeping secrets from him. That’s definitely weird.

In the VGX video below you can see Elijah Wood getting up to voice acting shenanigans and then more of Shay’s story. The first part of Broken Age is due in January. Predictably, it looks delightful and splendid.

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  • hatred

    so… thats where all the kickstater money went, so that main char could be voiced by frodo, hmm

    • Rushster

      Maybe he did it for free 😉 Schafer did look awkward when he was jokingly asked how much he paid for him though.

      • hatred

        it is a possibility since he seems to be an actual fan of the game
        tho i dont think thats the case with Jack Black and “probably-the-most-expensive-and-overused” game voice actress ever
        it rly seems theyve got some unnecessary expenditures afterall

        that doesnt change the fact we got frodo in the game now lal