Elder Scrolls V gets high-profile cast

Swedish actor Max von Sydow played chess against Death himself in “The Seventh Seal,” the 1957 Ingmar Bergman film dealing with questions about religious faith and the prospect of an afterlife.

Von Sydow is now scheduled to appear in a game itself. Bethesda Softworks announced today that he along with Academy Award-nominated actors Christopher Plummer and Joan Allen will all have roles in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Actress Lynda Carter, best known for her performance as television’s “Wonder Woman,” also appears in the cast.

The cast also includes Michael

(“Battlestar Galactica”), 

13th Warrior,” “Smoking Aces”),

(“Babylon 5″)
, Diane
Louise Salinger

(“Carnivale”), Renee Victor (“Weeds”), and
Saturday Night Live-alum George Coe.

Skyrim’s release date is scheduled for Nov. 11.

Launch dates for SOCOM 4, Elder Scrolls V and more …

You want launch dates? We got launch dates.*

  • SOCOM 4 (Zipper Interactive), April 19 for PS3.
  • Brink (Splash Damage and Bethesda Softworks), May 17 for PC, PS3 and XBox 360.
  • Hunted: The Demon’s Forge (inXile Entertainment, Bethesda Softworks), June 1 for PC, PS3 and XBox 360
  • Rage (id Software, Bethesda Softworks), Sept. 13 for PC, PS3 and XBox 360
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios), Nov. 11for PC, PS3 and XBox 360

*All launch dates are for North America. “The greatest hemisphere on earth – the Western Hemisphere, the dancin-est hemisphere of them all!”