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Mass Effect 3: Martin Sheen, Seth Green and other celebs star in new “Voice Cast” trailer

You don't get to be a Hollywood star without knowing how to cut a promo or three, so when you get a bunch of known names together to talk about the job they've just done, you can be sure the effusive adjectives will flow like champagne at a premiere. When that job's a star-studded videogame, it's always fun working out who's put in some controller-time (Freddie Prinze Jr, Jessica Chobot)... and who's learning the ropes as they go.

 
Above: Martin Sheen and Keith David, for starters, probably have a pretty rubbish Gamerscore

Mass Effect 3's just over a month away, but the game's demo will be available for download on Valentine's Day (because BioWare loves you). If this trailer has you interested in the standing-in-booths-talking-to-black-circles side of things, peep our interview with Jennifer Hale, the game's female lead, from last September.

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18 comments

  • MyCoolWhiteLies - February 1, 2012 9:16 a.m.

    So is Miranda/Yvonne Strahovski just not really in this game? I haven't seen anything about the character, and she seems conspicuously absent from this.
  • samsneeze - February 1, 2012 9:48 a.m.

    I would have assumed that she would be in it since my Paragon Shepard has to clear up his love triangle. Hopefully it won't be a passing statement or something.
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - February 1, 2012 11:40 a.m.

    Yeah, I'm in pretty much the same situation. I'm almost positive she's in it, but it feels like she won't really play a major role. It's too bad, because I found her, and all of Cerberus really, to be very interesting characters in the last game. I like characters that are morally grey.
  • ScrEAMaPiLLar - February 1, 2012 5:02 a.m.

    Happy time begins in over half a year! Oh Keith David looking classy as ever.
  • Errrrbo - January 31, 2012 6:14 p.m.

    Jessica Chobot being in this game is nothing more than pandering. There's probably thousands of voice actresses who could play that character better than Chobot, but she gets the role because she's... ummm... a girl who plays videogames.
  • samsneeze - January 31, 2012 10:36 p.m.

    I honestly don't recognize her from anywhere, so I can't really join in on the hate/dislike going around. Is she really that bad?
  • BladedFalcon - February 1, 2012 8:49 a.m.

    I know her mainly from IGN. *shrugs* I'm pretty neutral about her. Wouldn't think she's a great actress, but i really don't mind if she has a role in a videogame, specially if she's just a minor character. Besides, honestly? pretty sure she can do a better job than a good chunk of people that do VG voice acting. like SCV (And let's face it, any FF game with voice acting...)recently has demonstrated, and a lot of games beforehand, there is a LOT of crappy actors when it comes to VG voice acting
  • samsneeze - February 1, 2012 9:58 a.m.

    Oh. Lol, IGN. I didn't recognize her and I honestly don't care either way. I was mainly holding out for the part where they introduced Keith David. Hopefully he'll have a bigger role in this game than the last. Dude's awesome, just like most all the voice actors in Mass Effect. Though he would be at the tippy-top of my list.
  • BladedFalcon - February 1, 2012 10:57 a.m.

    I agree, I love Keith David, and i also hope Anderson plays a bigger role in this game than ME2, to be certain, he's definitely one of the few voices I actually singled out in this franchise. As for Chobot, yeah, I mean, honestly? people making a big fuss about both Chobot and Freddie Prince Junior are just hating for probably no good reason. I don't hate nor love either of them, but again, you can find way worse people than them to put voice in a videogame.
  • Spartan11794 - January 31, 2012 6 p.m.

    Anyone else notice that Captain Bailey is back? A great side character is returning, yesh
  • idlemindkiller - January 31, 2012 3:12 p.m.

    I almost thought this got delayed till September at the end there.
  • samsneeze - January 31, 2012 2:41 p.m.

    Keith David is my homie!
  • gilgamesh310 - January 31, 2012 2:02 p.m.

    Freddie Prinze JR hasn't a clue what he's talking about.
  • Redeater - January 31, 2012 2:10 p.m.

    How dare you besmirch one of the greatest actors of this generation. Are you trying to tell me that I shouldn't be offended that the star of such hits as Summer Catch and Wing Commander is telling why I should care about a game he has probably never heard of???
  • babyhenchy1 - January 31, 2012 3:09 p.m.

    Actually from an interview that I saw with him, he seems quite well-versed in both video games and the Mass Effect series. I'm not a big fan of his but if anyone can get a good performance out of someone, it's BioWare.
  • Redeater - January 31, 2012 2 p.m.

    That Shitbird Jessica Chobot is in this???
  • Redeater - January 31, 2012 2:08 p.m.

    God damn. Her character even looks the same! Please give me the option of punching her and Freddy Prinze Jr. right in the face.
  • UberNoob - January 31, 2012 10:12 p.m.

    Reminds me of that reporter you can punch in ME2...that was fun...

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