We all love the silent protagonist act. The strong silent types and the quirky mute heroes always inspire joy and excitement. From an immersion standpoint, silent protagonists allow the player to get farther into character and feel like they are the ones saving the world.
You Just Can’t Beat a Great Cast of Voice Actors
Developer Sumo Digital decided to take Little Big Planet 3 in a whole new direction with regards to its voice acting. While the narrator, voiced by Stephen Fry , has always been a constant element in the LBP series, the third installment wants to add more voices to aid the Creator Curators.
Fry, known for his British comedy stylings and a fair amount of narrative work in video games, will be joined by a few more heavy-hitters this time around.
Hugh Laurie (of House M.D.) will be joining his old comedy partner to voice the game’s main villain. Laurie plays Newton, a mischievous and a mildly crazy person who wants to destroy Sack Boy and the world he inhabits. Newton is best described as a blacklight bulb who dons a villanous cloak and a bowler hat that appears to be made from an old egg timer.
Check out these images of Newton below, provided by the Little Big Planet Community Playstation Blog:
Laurie and Fry are not the only voices to star in Little Big Planet 3. According to the blog, there will be more characters and NPCs in this game, so the developers “needed a wonderful array of voices to help bring all these characters to life.”
Who else is in this wonderful array? Lots of big names.
- Peter Serafinowicz (Pete in Shaun of the Dead & Denarian Saal in Guardians of The Galaxy)
- Simon Greenall (British comedian credited with several voice parts in Tomb Raider II.)
- Nolan North (Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series, Deadpool in Deadpool, and the Black Hand in Shadow of Mordor)
- Tara Strong (Paz in Metal Gear Solid V, Rikku in Final Fantasy X)
With an impressive cast so far and teasers for more to come, we can be sure the world of Little Big Planet will definitely be a lot louder than it ever was before.
Little Big Planet 3 is scheduled to release November 18th on PS3 and PS4.