Jennifer Hale Is Zhaitan! :PSeptember 5, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Posted in Guild Wars 2, mmorpg | 4 Comments
Tags: Guild Wars 2, MMO, mmorpg
Okay no, Jennifer Hale is not Zhaitan. For many of us though, we think the idea is intriguing. She is one of the pre-eminent voice actors of animation and video games. Perhaps the most popular voice actress alive.
She plays the female version of Shepard in Mass Effect. Bastila Shan in Knights of the Old Republic. Samus Aran, the badass bounty hunter in Metroid. She has been in literally countless video games. Or at least I’m not counting them.
She also does television work, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Justice League, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Powerpuff Girls, Totally Spies, and a half dozen other cartoons you’d probably love.
Anyway, if you hadn’t already recognized her voice from the original Guild Wars 2 teaser trailer, I was twittering about with some Guild Wars 2 writers (John J Ryan, Bobby Stein) and they mentioned being a bit aflutter over working with her. I would be too.
They also mentioned there would be more on voice overs closer to release, so I hope I’m not spoiling anyone’s fun. With a bunch of really well known voice actors already on board the voice talent seems really strong for the major characters.
So yeah. Jennifer Hale likely doesn’t play Zhaitan, the main villain of Guild Wars 2. Who does she play though? It could be Queen Jennah, or perhaps The Pale Tree, Ember Doomforge or Almorra Soulkeeper, Faolain, or some other character we don’t even know of yet.
One villain she does play, at least to Guild Wars 2 fans, is Satele Shan the Jedi Grand Master in Star Wars: The Old Republic.
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