Voice talent for ‘Turok’ announced

Today, Touchstone announced the voice actors for the first-person shooter “Turok,” for the 360 and PS3. Older gamers might remember that name from the N64 days, where you essentially got to run around and blast the living hell out of dinosaurs trying to kill you. Here are some names I recognized in the release.

- Powers Boothe (he’ll be the villain, Roland Kane)
- Timothy Olyphant (Seth Bullock from Deadwood and he’ll be Agent 47 in ‘Hitman’ — he plays someone named ‘Cowboy’ in the game)
- Ron Perlman (my personal favorite … he was Hellboy, Reinhart in ‘Blade II’ and Lord Hood in ‘Halo 3′)
- Donnie Wahlberg (from ‘Band of Brothers’, he’ll be playing Shepard in the game)

If you want to know a little more, check the release after the jump.


PREMIER HOLLYWOOD ACTORS TO STAR IN CINEMATIC STORY OF TUROK

Timothy Olyphant, Powers Boothe, Ron Perlman, William Fichtner and Donnie Wahlberg
Voice Characters in Dinosaur-Filled First Person Shooter Game

BURBANK, Calif. (October 2, 2007) Prominent actors will star as the major characters appearing throughout Turok, the upcoming story-driven, sci-fi first person shooter game from Touchstone. Timothy Olyphant, Powers Boothe, Ron Perlman, William Fichtner and Donnie Wahlberg are among the actors who recorded voices of characters in the game, which will be released on February 5, 2008, for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system.

Turok is an epic, story-driven first person shooter set on a dark, mysterious planet in the future. The player will take on the role of Joseph Turok, a former black ops commando, now part of an elite special forces squad, known as Whiskey Company, which is on a mission to take down Roland Kane and his army, the Mendel-Gruman Corporation. As Whiskey Companys ship approaches the planet inhabited by Mendel-Gruman, the ship is shot down. Turok is stranded on the planet and must locate other crash survivors while confronting Mendel-Gruman soldiers and a variety of dinosaurs and other ravenous creatures.

The realism of Turok and his teams terrifying circumstance is conveyed through the distinguished voice talent. Gregory Norman Cruz provides the voice of Joseph Turok and the other members of Whiskey Company are: Timothy Olyphant (as Cowboy), Ron Perlman (Slade), Donnie Wahlberg (Shepard), William Fichtner (Logan), Mark Rolston (Cole), Chris Judge (Jericho), Lombardo Boyar (Gonzales), Gideon Emery (Reese), Josh Gomez (Parker), Jon Curry (Foster), Jason Harris (Carter) and Steve Van Wormer (Henderson).

Powers Boothe is the voice of the villain, Roland Kane, an escaped war criminal and Turoks former mentor. Sean Donnellan voices Grimes, Kanes mysterious, elusive henchman and part of Mendel-Gruman.

The actors who lent their voices to Turok are a testament to both the magnitude of the project and the interest of top-notch talent, said Josh Holmes, vice president and general manager of Propaganda Games, the Vancouver, British Columbia-based developer. The characters in the story are paramount to the experience and we have assembled an outstanding cast to assure high quality performances across the board.

Turok is rated M for Mature by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

For more information about Turok, log on to www.turok.com.