Actor Charles Dance, known for playing Tywin Lannister on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” will star in CD Projekt RED’s upcoming action role-playing video game “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,” which will reach the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on May 19.
This is the first time the English actor, screenwriter and film director will lend his voice talents to a video game. Dance, 68, plays Emperor Emhyr var Emreis, the ruler of Nilfgaard.
You can watch Dance record his lines below:
The Polish video game developer has delayed the game’s release date twice.
“Open world, open 100 hours of gameplay on all three platforms, so that’s a big thing for us. It’s also very exciting from a next-gen perspective," CD Projekt RED CEO Marcin Iwinski told International Business Times earlier this month.
Iwinski also discussed the pressure of creating a video game that fans love more than its predecessor.
“This is always a tough moment. The bar is very high. We have hundreds of thousands of fans excited by preordering the game,” he said.
“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” will come with 16 free downloadable expansion packs.
“We are different. We think different. We think DLC should be for free,” Iwinski said to IBT. “The small bits and pieces of content we are giving away free to the gamers, to encourage them to keep playing the game, to buy the game, to not trade it back. Also, in a way to combat the piracy. We’ve decided the smaller things that do not cost that much money to make should be free.”
Launch day is less than a month away, and CD Projekt RED will do all it can to ensure a successful release. “We are reviewing and scoring everything ... various gamer focus groups, mock-up previews. We’re trying to get as much feedback as possible. We don’t think we’re the kind of know-it-all developer.”