More and more A-list celebrities can be found lending their recognizable pipes to video games this generation, and Bioware’s space-opera RPG franchise Mass Effect is no stranger to the talent. the company recently released the cast list for the upcoming Mass Effect 2; including such voices as Martin Sheen (The West Wing) as the antagonist known as the Illusive Man and Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica) as fellow human Captain Bailey. Rounding out the notable character list is Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix Trilogy,) Yvonne Strahovski and Adam Baldwin (Chuck,) Michael Dorn (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,) Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica,) Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sadam,) and both Keith David and Seth Green returning to their respective roles as Commander Shepard and Joker.
“Emotionally engaging narrative is a key design pillar for BioWare, and the top-notch voice talent in Mass Effect 2 helps drive this goal,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder, BioWare and Group General Manager of the RPG/MMO Group of EA. “Credible, powerful personalities are vital to delivering a compelling story experience in BioWare’s games, and we have assembled an amazing ensemble cast that surpasses the very high bar set in the original Mass Effect!”