It remains to be seen how Xbox One and PS4 owners will respond to paying a monthly fee to play a console game. Yet with these next-gen systems able to run MMOs, the question was bound to arise sooner or later. One of the first chances we’ll get to answer it comes with The Elder Scrolls Online, which Bethesda Softworks currently plans to charge for on both the Xbox One and PS4. While that settles, take a look at the full Elder Scrolls Online voice actors list, which Bethesda confirmed a while back but some gamers may have missed.
The Elder Scrolls Online ships April 4 on PC and Mac and “in June” for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The Elder Scrolls Online ensemble includes Academy Award nominee John Cleese (“A Fish Called Wanda,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”), Golden Globe winner Bill Nighy (“Pirates of the Caribbean”), Kate Beckinsale (“The Aviator,” “Pearl Harbor”), Alfred Molina (“Spider-Man 2″) and Golden Globe nominees Michael Gambon (“Harry Potter”) and Malcolm McDowell (“A Clockwork Orange”).
In addition, Lynda Carter (“Wonder Woman”) returns to the Elder Scrolls series to reprise her role from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. No, she won’t be appearing in an invisible jet or with bullet-deflecting bracelets.
So, which specific roles will these major Elder Scrolls Online voice actors be voicing? Glad you asked. John Cleese plays Cadwell, the cheerful and endearingly mad lost soul who is not afraid of anyone, even a Daedric Prince. Joining the cast as High King Emeric, Bill Nighy portrays a merchant prince whose luck and determination won him the throne. Kate Beckinsale takes on the role of Queen Ayrenn, the leader of the Aldmeri Dominion and Queen of the High Elves who is far more comfortable with a blade than her crown.
Alfred Molina takes on the role of Abnur Tharn, a wily old wizard and politician who is the head of the Empire’s Elder Council, and the de facto power behind the Ruby Throne. Lynda Carter plays Azura, the Daedric Princess of Dusk and Dawn from Skyrim who is a popular part of Elder Scrolls lore. Michael Gambon voices The Prophet, a mysterious blind man who guides the player through their journey to retrieve their soul; and Malcolm McDowell plays the key figure Molag Bal, an evil Daedric god from another plane who schemes to enslave the mortal souls of Tamriel.
Additional Elder Scrolls Online voice actors include Peter Stormare (“Fargo”) as Jorunn the Skald King, an unexpected monarch who led his people into an unlikely alliance; Jim Ward (“WALL·E,” “Despicable Me 2″) as Mannimarco, a renegade High Elf wizard exiled from the realm for raising the dead and the world’s most powerful necromancer; Jennifer Hale as Lyris Titanborn, a Nord half-giant, who, along with the Prophet, aids the player on their journey; and Kevin Michael Richardson as Sai Sahan, a noble martial artist and master swordsman.