Submitted by Leord 2284d ago | news

Blizzard Shuns Original StarCraft Voice Actors

StarcraftWire and BlizzPlanet, two Blizzard and StarCraft fansites, have followed the development on which artists will be featuring in StarCraft II, and after much ado, it's now confirmed that neither Glynnis Talken or Robert Clotworthy will be voicing the famous Kerrigan, Queen of Blades and Jim Raynor. Many fans are upset, and when Blizzard were still auditioning, community members where trying to petition Blizzard into keeping the original actors. (Culture, Dev, Industry, PC, StarCraft, Starcraft II, Starcraft Online, Starcraft: Brood War)

Wuushu  +   2284d ago
meh, that sucks.
Leord  +   2284d ago
Tell me about it =(
Cogo  +   2284d ago
Yep, it's a short way of saying it :(
Tempist  +   2283d ago

Did they ask too much to do the rolls? There is absolutely no reason for this, but reason enough no to bother with a game that's taken nearly a decade (or is it more) to be released.

A shame and an upset Blizzard.
SCFreelancer  +   2283d ago
I am sorry to see them go. If this is going to be a good choice or not depends on what we get in return.
FarEastOrient  +   2283d ago
Yeah that's just like Snake not being voiced by David Hayter.
AndyA  +   2284d ago
No way! Some of the community will be up in arms.
Leord  +   2284d ago
Well, lots of people are discontented, but none are really up in arms, which is sad. The thing is, the previously mentioned petition could have had a lot better response over all, and it didn't, even if lots of members did join in the discussions JUST for that reason, it was apparently not enough.

IT needs to be something "fantastic" like the colour controversy on D3 to get people riled up, and even then you only get the twats!
Maticus  +   2284d ago
Yup, they are already. Blizzard fans are a bad lot to p*ss off :(
Cogo  +   2284d ago
I'm actually pretty convinced nothing will happen. People don't realize what they have or haven't done until it's too late. At this stage it's definitely too late to complain, as teh actors are set, and they are NOT the originals :(
Leord  +   2284d ago
@ Cogo

You are probably right, and it makes me sad =(
Maticus  +   2284d ago
That's actually very bad news. I can't imagine why Blizzard would do this, maybe the actors didn't want to return, but I can't see why.
Leord  +   2284d ago
Metzen talked about this. He wanted someone "better" even for SC1, but they did not have the cash,so they will get one now. However, I do think that coherence is better than the single creative vision years past. I mean it's more ingrained in the fans now than anything. There is no need to remove the voices we recognize!
Cogo  +   2284d ago
The article even said the actors wanted to return...
Fyzzu  +   2284d ago
Bah, shame. Oh well. From memory it's not like Arthas has remained consistent; I'm sure they'll find fitting voice actors.
Cogo  +   2284d ago
It has indeed been consistent since Warcraft 3. I suppose Metzen got his fav voice back then, as they had more cash, and since that time, they just found it good to hire him again. I think what they miss on is that people STILL play SC1. It's not like we forgot the voices, and they were so ingrained in our heads anyway from prolonged playing, so this whole thing is silly.
thetamer  +   2284d ago
Well, I don't blame Blizzard. If these actors are old and having cracking and croaky voices, it might not sit well with the game. And let's face it, who wants senile actors that can't remember lines? Not me, that's for sure.
Maticus  +   2284d ago
They're not old lol, the voices have become almost cult-like now. They should've kept them.
SCFreelancer  +   2283d ago
@Maticus: I agree that it would have been nice when looking at their cult status. But don't forget that we don't know anything about their replacements thusfar. They might actually be better ;)
FantasyStar  +   2284d ago
....oh wait. *sad*
Dorjan  +   2284d ago
Oh poo :(
player_72985  +   2284d ago
=( That's disappointing, Kerrigan and Raynor will never be the same again! Q.Q.
Recka  +   2284d ago
That is not cool >.< why would they do that :/
lothaer  +   2284d ago
unfortunately i never played SC1 so i cant really comment :(
ExXxilE  +   2283d ago
You felt the need to tell SC1 fans, that are already up in arms about the loss of Raynor and Kerrigan, that you never bothered to spend some of your time during a day to play SC. That was a big mistake my friend, that is almost as bad as going to a Killzone 2 discussion and saying that you think that the game is going to have severe shortcomings.

Now to my point , I am saddened by the loss of the Jim Raynor and Kerrigan voice actors. They did a great job in helping define the personalities of Raynor and Kerrigan. This is a loss for all Starcraft fans world-wide.
Hooby  +   2283d ago
At least they found out about this before sc2 was released. Nobody knew about the bastardization of the voices in wotlk until after it came out.
UIOP  +   2283d ago
I though about replaying SC1, as I had almost forgotten it... but now it seems like I shouldn't. It will probably be better to just forget the original acting =/

However, I don't see this as a huge setback and hope that the new acting will be good and fitting.

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