BioWare is pulling out all the stops, dropping some big names for the cast of its sci-fi sequel, Mass Effect 2.
There are some big sci-fi veterans appearing in Mass Effect 2, like Micheal Dorn from TNG and Tricia Helfer, the waifish blonde cylon from Battlestar Galactica. And some names return from the first game like good old Seth Green and Keith David. But holy crap, Emmy award-winning Martin Sheen? That's like getting Orson Welles to be in the Transformers animated film from the 80s. Wait a second...
Anyway, here's the cast members announced for Mass Effect 2, with convenient IMDB links:
Martin Sheen ("Illusive Man")
Shohreh Aghdashloo ("Admiral Shala'Raan vas Tonbay")
Seth Green ("Joker")
Yvonne Strahovski ("Miranda Lawson")
Adam Baldwin ("Kal 'Reegar")
Keith David ("Admiral David Anderson")
Michael Dorn ("Gatatog Uvenk")
Tricia Helfer ("EDI")
Michael Hogan ("Captain Bailey")
Carrie-Anne Moss ("Aria T'Loak")
I'm especially excited that Michael Hogan, Colonel Saul Tigh from BSG is on the list. He was arguably my favorite character from the series, playing a racist drunk who finds out [SPOILER SNIPPED]. If Hogan ends up a fixture of videogame voice acting from here on out, I will die a happy man.
Also, Trinity! And the man called Jayne! This cast list is truly a sci-fi nerdgasm.
Mass Effect 2 comes out for both the 360 and PC platforms on January 26th in N.A. and the 29th in Europe.