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Baldur's Gate 3 gets another celebrity voice actor

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Baldur's Gate 3 gets another celebrity voice actor

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Fri 9 June 2023, 00:00:00

Tags: Baldur's Gate 3; Larian Studios

Today was the opening night of Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest, which has now conclusively replaced E3 as the gaming event of the summer. The show was as useless as ever this year, other than the brief appearance of Baldur's Gate 3. In the new trailer, Larian reveal that they've hired British actor Jason Isaacs to voice the game's second main antagonist, Lord Enver Gortash. He's a treacherous politician with an army of clockwork automatons that the party will have to tangle with once they arrive in the city of Baldur's Gate. It sounds like Jason enjoyed playing the role and even collaborated with Larian to develop the character further. The latest press release has a few more details:

DUBLIN, June 8, 2023 - Today’s Summer Game Fest showcase will see the reveal of a second antagonist for Larian Studios’ highly anticipated upcoming RPG, Baldur’s Gate 3.

After the recent disappearance of Duke Ravengard, the city of Baldur’s Gate has turned to Lord Enver Gortash, the up-and-coming designer of the Steel Watchers – magical clockwork warriors created to defend the city. As the newly-minted protector of Baldur’s Gate, Gortash stands as one of the most powerful figures within its walls.

Lord Enver Gortash is played by award-winning actor Jason Isaacs, best known for roles such as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter series and Captain Hook in 2003’s Peter Pan.

As players arrive to the titular city of Baldur’s Gate, they find themselves in the middle of a perilous power struggle, with many factions & powers vying for political control of this complex organism of a city. Isaacs’ acting chops help bring an additional layer of depth to the characters players will meet in Baldur’s Gate – a place where it is already difficult to distinguish friend from foe – as a major antagonist to be contended with as you venture into the morally gray alleys and docklands of the game’s sprawling city.

Isaacs brought decades of experience in acting the villain to the recording booth with him, tweaking lines between takes and adding additional depth and flavor to the character of Gortash.

Larian teased the reveal on Monday with this clip of J.K. Simmons’ General Ketheric Thorm addressing Gortash.

Keep an eye out for more Baldur’s Gate 3 news at the PC Gaming Show on June 11th.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is set to release on PC & PS5 on August 31, 2023.​

It's not much, but as mentioned we'll be seeing more of Baldur's Gate 3 very soon during the PC Gaming Show on June 11th. Now I'm wondering what celebrity they got to voice the game's third main antagonist.

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