Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi, Michelle Rodriguez, and Stephen Lang have all signed on to do voice over work for James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game.
Avatar is the collaboration of James Cameron and Ubisoft. The game further fleshes out the conflict between aggressive human expansionists and their pursuit to conquer a “savage” race of aliens known as the Na’vi on a far off planet. Your path through the world is your own, and Cameron’s cinematic direction along Ubisoft Montreal’s craft should make it an impressive title. Add to that top voice talent, and we should be in for a great story.
July 24, 2009 – SAN FRANCISCO – Today Ubisoft announced that Hollywood actress Sigourney Weaver will voice the role of Dr. Grace Augustine for Ubisoft’s video game, James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game. Weaver’s character will be featured in the versions of the game released on Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system, Wii system from Nintendo and PC. Other actors from the film that will appear in the game include Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi and Stephen Lang.
Rodriguez’s character, Trudy Chacon, functions as the player’s chopper pilot throughout the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and PC versions of the game. Ribisi reprises his role as the arrogant Parker Selfridge, appearing exclusively in the Wii version of the game. The film’s antagonist, Col. Quaritch, played and voiced by Lang, will appear in the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and PC versions.
“We are very excited to have actors from the film provide voiceover work for the different versions of the video game,” said Patrick Naud, executive producer for James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game. “Having the characters from the film voiced by the actors that portrayed them appear in the game adds a level of authenticity you just can’t get any other way.”
James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game will be available this Holiday season 2009 for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, Wii, PC, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, and Nintendo DSi system. For more information, please visit http://www.avatarmoviegame.com .
About James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game
James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game is the official video game based on the highly anticipated film James Cameron’s Avatar. The video game will take you deep into the heart of Pandora, an alien planet that is beyond imagination. Gamers will encounter the Na’vi, Pandora’s indigenous people and discover other life forms the likes of which have never been seen in the world of video games before. When conflict erupts between the RDA Corporation, a space-faring consortium in search of valuable resources, and the Na’vi, gamers will find themselves thrust into a fight for the heart of a planet and the fate of a civilization.
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