Voice casts for video games have certainly changed over the years. Sure, there are some famous voice actors like Nolan North, but major Hollywood actors and actresses do not always lend their voices to a game. However, that has seemingly gone out the window of late, especially for Bethesda productions. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim features several Academy Award nominees like Christopher Plummer, Max Von Sydow, and Joan Allen, and now Dishonored can say the same. Bethesda revealed the voice cast for Arkane Studios' Dishonored today during QuakeCon, and the names on the list are extremely impressive. Academy Award winner and five-time nominee Susan Sarandon ("Thelma & Louise"), Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Brad Dourif ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy), Emmy Award nominees Carrie Fisher (original "Star Wars" saga) and John Slattery ("Mad Men"), Michael Madsen ("Resevoir Dogs"), Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones"), and more lend their talents to Dishonored.
Susan Saradon voices Granny Rags, an old blind woman who has gone crazy after living on the street. Brad Dourif takes on the role of the inventor Piero, who creates protagonist Corvo's iconic mask, and Carrie Fisher can be heard spreading propaganda over loudspeakers throughout Dunwall. John Slattery voices Admiral Havelock, a Loyalist who helps Corvo on his quest, and Michael Madsen assumes the role of the mysterious assassin Daud. Chloë Grace Moretz ("Kick-Ass") plays the role of Young Lady Emily, the daughter of the Empress who is kidnapped after her mother's death, while Lean Headey voices Calista, Emily's caretaker.
Music for Dishonored is being handled by composer Daniel Licht ("Dexter"), who should set a wonderful mood for the game. The voice cast and composer for Dishonored is certainly impressive, and we only have to wait until October 8th to hear everything come together and pull us into the game's virtual world.