Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer Features Popular Voice Actors Troy Baker and Nolan North

Well known voice actors Troy Baker and Nolan North lend their talents to Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Monolith Productions new trailer offers gamers a chance to get to know actors playing the hero and villian of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Shadow of Mordor takes place in the Middle Earth, the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series. 

However, Shadow of Mordor doesn't follow the story of characters created by Tolkien. Instead, it takes gamers on a journey with an entirely new character: a ranger named Talion. In the game, Talion is voiced by Troy Baker, who has voiced well-known characters in several other games, such as Booker Dewitt in Bioshock Infinite and Joel in The Last of Us. 

"In a huge epic story, you have huge epic characters...all these characters have such a crucial thing to play. And one thing that I love specifically about [Talion] is what does it look like when a normal man, just an everyday man, is in this supernatural experience? And it starts with a great story."    

--Troy Baker

The villian to Baker's hero is the Black Hand of Sauron, played by another extremely popular voice actor in video games, Nolan North. North has voiced Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series, Desmond Miles in the Assassin's Creed series, and none other than Deadpool himself in the Deadpool video game. 

"It's so much fun for me to be able to play the darker character."

--Nolan North

The comments for the trailer already show fans' enthusiasm for the inclusion of these two actors, and for the game in general. If you haven't yet, you can check out the trailer above to get an inside look at Baker and North's experience working together on Shadow of Mordor.

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor releases September 30th for Playstation 4; Xbox One; and PC, and for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 18th.


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Published Sep. 14th 2014
  • DJ White
    Booker Does Mordor. Lovin' it.
  • Chai Chien Liang
    Troy Baker has been every game I've played in recently it seems, oh well he is really good

    Wonder if the wraith has his/her own voice in the game

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