Freddie Prinze, Jr. will stand by Shepard's side as muscle-bound military man James Vega.
Mass Effect 3's voice cast already boasts some pretty impressive names (Tricia Helfer, Seth Green, Martin Sheen, Adam Baldwin, and Claudia Black just to name a few), but up until now, most have been carry-overs from the previous two games. Still, it was only a matter of time before Bioware started introducing players to the new blood, and it looks Sarah Michelle Gellar's husband, actor Freddie Prinze, Jr., is the first on its list.
As the Illusive Man once said, it's important that Commander Shepard be "surrounded with the brightest, the toughest, the deadliest allies" around, so who better than
Fred from the Scooby Doo movie Freddie Prinze, Jr. as James Vega! You might remember Mr. Vega, a soldier who knows nothing of intergalactic politics, from a reveal last year by Bioware's Casey Hudson in celebration of reaching 10,000 followers on Twitter.
Prinze, Jr. speaks a little about his role In the Bioware featurette below, mentioning that "sometimes you just want to be evil," and that "sometimes you want to punch somebody." Based on what we've seen of James "I Just Vacuumed All the Air Out of My T-Shirt" Vega, and Mr. Prinze, Jr.'s comments, it seems pretty clear that Shepard's new companion will be more interested in braining than brains when he joins your party come March 6th.