WG Labs have been busily doing the rounds with Hollywood agents, acquiring a selection of voice talents from famous sci-fi series to appear in their remake of Master of Orion.
Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Alan Tudyk (Firefly), Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation), John de Lancie (also Star Trek: The Next Generation) and a whole lot more have been secured for the re-do of the classic 4X title.
Here’s the full cast (or, at least, the cast announced so far), and their roles:
· Troy Baker: Klackon Advisor, Psilon Emperor
· J.B. Blanc: Bulrathi Advisor, Meklar Advisor, Meklar Emperor
· Kat Cressida: Mrrshan Empress
· John de Lancie: Human Emperor
· Michael Dorn: Narrator
· Robert Englund: Terran Emperor
· Nika Futterman: Darlok Advisor, Mrrshan Advisor
· Jean Gilpin: Klackon Emperor
· Mark Hamill: Alkari Emperor
· John Kassir: Alkari Advisor
· Misty Lee:, Silicoid Advisor
· Sumalee Montano: Terran Advisor
· Nolan North: Darlok Emperor, Sakkra Emperor
· Dwight Schultz: GNN Anchor
· Roger Craig Smith: Sakkra Advisor
· Fred Tatasciore: Bulrathi Emperor, Silicoid Emperor
· Alan Tudyk: Psilon Advisor
· Kari Wahlgren: Human Advisor, GNN Anchor
You can see some of those people doing their roles, and talking about how exciting it all is, in the video below. As well as the voice acting news, Wargaming and WG Labs have stated today that a purchase of the €46.00 ‘Collector’s Edition’ of Master of Orion (from Steam or GOG etc) will also provide Early Access to the game.
The Collector’s version is available from 26 February, the same day listed on Steam for the start of the Early Access period. It’s not fully clear whether you’ll just be able to “buy-in” to Early Access the usual way too, but that seems likely.