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Nathan Drake is a villain in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Thursday, 22 May 2014 14:15 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will feature the voice talents of none other than Joel from The Last of Us and Uncharted’s Nathan Drake; otherwise known as Troy Baker and Nolan North, respectively.

Video game musical composer Garry Schyman will provide the original score, and other talents include Mass Effect’s Alastair Duncan, Grand Theft Auto 5′s Liam O’Brien, and Halo 4′s Laura Bailey.

It is also being written by Christian Cantamessa, who penned Red Dead Redemption, Manhunt and Manhunt 2.

Here’s the list:

  • Troy Baker – Talion (The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham Origins, BioShock Infinite, Batman: Arkham City)
  • Nolan North – Black Hand (Uncharted series, Batman: Arkham Origins)
  • Alastair Duncan – Wraith (Mass Effect series, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception)
  • Laura Bailey – Ioreth (Halo 4, Batman: Arkham Origins, The Last of Us)
  • Liam O’Brien – Gollum (Infamous: Second Son, Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us)

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor releases on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One worldwide on October 7.

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26 Comments

  1. Panthro

    Uncharted and LOTR are in completely different universes so I doubt it.

    Fact check VG247, fact check…

    You guys are slacking to believe something like this, Im leaving.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @Panthro Err…Steph didn’t literally mean Nathan Drake was in the game. Sure you realise that? The *voice* of Nathan Drake is in both games.

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Panthro

    New trailer looks a lot more like LOTR than the others, I like it!

    #3 11 months ago
  4. YoungZer0

    @Dave Cook

    Woosh! Come one, Dave. That one was obvious. ;)

    #4 11 months ago
  5. psxman

    Is it a spoiler to say that everyone in that list aside from Alastair was in The Last of Us.

    #5 11 months ago
  6. joshua nash

    @psxman Nolan North was in Last of US? that can’t be I played the hell out of it and never heard is voice

    #6 11 months ago
  7. Fin

    Good headline (from URL):
    Middle Earth Shadow of Mrdor stars Troy Baker and Nolan North

    Bad headline:
    Nathan Drake is a villain in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    Fuck it, this site’s gone too tabloid/lowbrow for me, I’m out till it returns to normal.

    #7 11 months ago
  8. Joe Musashi

    @6 He was. He played “David”. An unpleasant character that Ellie encounters quite late in the game.

    JM

    #8 11 months ago
  9. salarta

    … Not to be too critical, but the headline is misleading to the point that it makes me think there could be credence to the accusations that VG247 is moving into a cheap clickbait approach to articles on the site. It makes it sound like Nathan Drake, the actual character, would be included in some way into the game, when the title could’ve avoided that with a simple change to “Nathan Drake’s voice actor is a villain in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.”

    The argument that people “should know better” doesn’t fly because games do these things often, through DLC or extra side missions.

    #9 11 months ago
  10. Gheritt White

    OMG UNCHARTED vs LOTR CROSS-OVER!!! #iamexcite

    #10 11 months ago
  11. Obernox

    OMFG Liam O’Brien is in EVERYTHING! i’m so sick of his voice…. He voiced like, every NPC in Obsidian’s Dungeon Siege III.

    He was both an ally and the main fucking enemy in Valkyria Chronicles 2… I think he was a book once, and he’s even in Skullgirls…

    #11 11 months ago
  12. Stephany Nunneley

    @Fin Glad you pay attention to URLs. And apologies for trying to be ‘funny’ with the headline. No one has a sense of humor today. Must be because it’s close to the weekend.

    #12 11 months ago
  13. Obernox

    He was an awesome Kain in Dissidia though.

    #13 11 months ago
  14. joshua nash

    @Joe Musashi So Nolan voiced the pedo that Ellie shanks in the steak house. Man when Nolan plays a creepy mother****er he really does it well

    Also, Liam “I’m in just as many if not more games then Troy and Nolan” O’Brien I really don’t like that he is voicing Gollum at all, maybe I’ll grow to enjoy his version, though I will always be expecting him to utter the words “SAND COFFIN”

    #14 11 months ago
  15. salarta

    @Stephany Nunneley I think it’s more that many people feel VG247 is trying to change to be more about getting as many hits as possible regardless of how it’s done, and though you meant to be funny, articles like the one here look like attempts at clickbait to boost views beyond what they would be if the headline actually represented the article content.

    It’d be like having an article title that said “Lightning is a recruit in Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain,” then you click on the article and find out it’s just the person that voice acted Lightning playing the part of a new character, not another of the many many schemes Squeenix has pulled to try to force the character into popularity.

    #15 11 months ago
  16. YoungZer0

    @Stephany Nunneley

    Not that I didn’t think it was funny or anything, but you guys have to admit that you’re currently undergoing a change. A change that A LOT of internet sites have gone under. Very terrible website have it, like Kotaku and now you’re adapting it as well.

    You’re better than that.

    #16 11 months ago
  17. Joe Musashi

    @14 OMFG SPOILER!!

    JM

    #17 11 months ago
  18. Gheritt White

    @salarta How about you GET A JOB before criticising the VG24/7 staff, you fucking STUDENT?

    The site needs hits so the staff can get paid. The staff need to get paid so that they can live.

    Don’t like an article? Don’t fucking click on it. Simple.

    #18 11 months ago
  19. Gheritt White

    @salarta Also, you’ve been here for like 2 minutes. I hardly think you’ve any right to start bitching about changes to the site.

    #19 11 months ago
  20. AmiralPatate

    I wonder which is the most obvious: Nolan North in a video game, explosions in a Michael Bay production or Sean Bean dying in a movie?

    #20 11 months ago
  21. schnide

    @salarta

    +10

    #21 11 months ago
  22. Stephany Nunneley

    @AmiralPatate Seriously. +100 to charisma for that! :D :D

    #22 11 months ago
  23. joshua nash

    @Joe Musashi well I’m sorry that I spoiled the game for you

    #23 11 months ago
  24. YoungZer0

    I’m just gonna pretend that this is a new Soul Reaver game and have fun with it.

    #24 11 months ago
  25. Fin

    [I popped back to see how this comments thread was]

    @Stephany Nunneley

    Yeah it’s not about a sense of humour (though the title wasn’t really funny, in my opinion), it’s about the change in editorial direction (which I mentioned to Pat in another thread).

    VG247 was always about getting the news as quickly as possible with the occasional opinion piece.
    The new direction definitely feels like you’re going for the lowest common denominator – “You won’t believe how good this [INSERT GAME HERE] footage looks!”, the amount of times the word “you” has appeared in headlines the last 24 hours is ridiculous. I can’t quite describe the tone – maybe it’s more casual, less formal? It’s the like instead of just stating the story “PSN Store Updates with Discovery Section”, you’re tagging an action for the reader, “Here’s how it works”. Not sure exactly, but whatever it is, I don’t like it.

    I’m not criticising you or Dave, I assume Pat or Matt (or the management above them) has decided the way it’s going. And I’m not a fan.

    #25 11 months ago
  26. Selderane

    How long until a “Lord of the Rings” game has us chucking fireballs and chaining lightning attacks?

    Middle-earth is a low magic setting. It’s not frickin’ D&D. The ability to possess minds? Sauron himself couldn’t even do that!

    #26 11 months ago

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    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]