QuakeCon 2012: Dishonored voice cast & and composer announced

Hot off the press we’ve announced the star-studded voice cast for Dishonored — including Susan Sarandon, Brad Dourif, Carrie Fisher, John Slattery, Michael Madsen, Lena Headey, and Chloë Grace Moretz.

For a preview of the cast, watch a new clip up at MSNBC

Catch the press release details after the break.


August 3, 2012 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today revealed the all-star cast lending their voices to DishonoredTM, a new first-person action game from Arkane Studios in which the player takes on the role of Corvo, a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. Dishonored will feature an award-winning ensemble including Academy Award® winner, Susan Sarandon (“Thelma & Louise,” “Dead Man Walking”), Golden Globe® winner, Brad Dourif (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest”), Emmy® Award nominees Carrie Fisher (original “Star Wars” trilogy) and John Slattery (“Mad Men”), Michael Madsen (“Thelma & Louise,” “Reservoir Dogs,” “Kill Bill”), and Lena Headey (“300,” “Game of Thrones”),

Susan Sarandon, an Academy Award winner and five-time nominee, will make her videogame debut as the former aristocrat, Granny Rags – an intriguing old blind woman now deranged after years of street life. Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe-winner Brad Dourif takes on the role of the inventor Piero, creator of the iconic mask worn by Corvo as well as a wealth of gadgets Corvo can use. Emmy winner and Hollywood-icon Carrie Fisher can be heard broadcasting government propaganda over loudspeakers throughout the city of Dunwall, where the game is set.

The all-star cast continues with John Slattery (“Mad Men,” “The Adjustment Bureau”) who takes on the role of Admiral Havelock, a Loyalist who helps Corvo on his quest, as well as Michael Madsen who brings his videogame voiceover experience to the role of Daud, a mysterious assassin. Chloë Grace Moretz (“Kick-Ass,” “Hugo”) portrays Young Lady Emily, the Empress’ daughter who is kidnapped after her mother’s death while Lena Headey joins the cast as Calista, Emily’s caretaker. In addition to the star-studded voice cast, Composer Daniel Licht (“Dexter”) lends his musical talents to create the game’s original score.

“Having such talented actors voice Dishonored’s compelling cast of characters adds a rich, powerful element to the game,” said Raphaël Colantonio, president of Arkane Studios. “We want to draw people into this virtual world and make it feel real. This celebrated cast adds wonderful depth and credibility to the overall Dishonored gameplay experience.”

Reader Comments

  1. So, I take it the gameplay is utterly, 100% perfect, and therefore spending more money on actual game development would have had no effect, so it was OK to splash out on Hollywood™ voice actors?

    • How is this new or unusual to you? Blowing heaps of money (that could have been spent on several dozen more, perfectly viable non-celebrity voice actors) on A-list screen and stage actors is par for the course for Bethesda.

    • You don’t understand how game development works do you? It’s not like they would have hired more artists or designers or programmers instead. That’s more of a pre production thing. They had the budget in place before he game really existed for a voice cast. Come back when you have something real to complain about.

    • Im sorry but what type of question is that? They are actually one of the developers that show a lot of gameplay trailer. Just look it up and you will see.

      • I think you missed the point. The first commenter was insinuating that the game was not solid mechanically, but instead of making it better Bethesda put out for a great voice cast. Therefore, this poster was rhetorically asking about viewing game footage to discredit that claim.

  2. I too hope the money spent on these actors won’t be missing from actual game. At least they are good actors.
    I am curious about music, Dexter and Silent Hill Downpour had pretty great soundtracks.

  3. Susan Sarandon. Now there’s somebody I would’ve never expected. Cool. Cool cool cool.

    And you’ve got Michael Madsen, and for that you can have ALL OF MY MONEY.

  4. That’s cool news but as a french, I do hope there will be an audio menu where I can select english language with subtitles, I dont want to play with a crappy french dubbing.

  5. I hope Lena Headey, Susan Sarandon, and Chloë Moretz are all OK with the story revolving around another lead white male with no option to play as a badass woman.

  6. i might buy this game just for Brad Dourif. after watching Dune, the LotR trilogy, and Star Trek: Voyager over the last year, plus working towards his phenomenal X-Files episode, i’m ready for more!