SEGA Show A Familiar Face As We Meet The Voice Actors Of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War III

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SEGA has released a new video for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War 3 and you might even recognize one of the actors involved.

We’ve already let you know that there’s a multiplayer BETA coming out on April 21 (which is six days before the scheduled release date, make of that what you will), and shown you some of the trailers and videos that they’ve been putting out this year (here, here, here, and here).

So, yes, it’s obvious that there’s a decent push behind this, but it’s nice (in the tradition of G4’s behind the scenes with Far Cry 3‘s Vaas – Michael Mando) that we see this. This is because despite seeing the man behind the curtain, it doesn’t cause you to disassociate with characters and stories. Quite the opposite, actually, I feel it enriches your trust in the actors and artistic staff that create all of this, enabling you to enjoy it more.

Oh, and you might be forgiven for shrugging at the recognition thing, but I think that it’s good, and that you’ll get it once you look closely enough. Here’s the fifth “Fog of War” video from the DOW team.

Yep, that’s The Broker, played by Christopher Fairbank in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, and I’d say (like any in that film) it was a nice turn.

//Christopher Fairbank as The Broker //c. Marvel Studios
//Christopher Fairbank as The Broker //c. Marvel Studios

We also get to see Elizabeth Andrewartha, Elliot Cowan (wrong spelling, Elliot!), Nathan Constance, Alec Newman, Simon Chadwick, and Alexis Traverse Healy.

They say of the work:

The voices that bring our characters to life have been an integral part of the Dawn of War experience since its original installment in 2004, and Dawn of War III is no different. Our latest episode of Fog of War takes you behind the scenes and into the minds of characters like the strong and poised Farseer Macha, and the battle-hungry Warboss Gorgutz ‘Ead’unter.

For Dawn of War III, the team went to the United Kingdom, birthplace of the Warhammer universe, to find the most authentic voices possible for each of the characters. The British talent on display is immense, including Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones), Christopher Fairbank (Guardians of the Galaxy), Alec Newman (Dune, Children of Dune), and Babou Ceesay (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Step into the audio booths of Side UK, and meet a few of the talented actors stepping into the shoes of iconic franchise characters, and the audio designers who help their voices shine in-game.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War 3 is released on PC from Relic Entertainment, Games Workshop, and SEGA on April 27, 2017.

(Last Updated April 13, 2017 7:06 pm )

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