- Be taught extra concerning the evil vampire lord, Deadalus, revealed on this cinematic trailer.
- Unique Interview with Mark Meer about his inspirations, and classes discovered from TTRPGs.
- MythForce is obtainable to play now on Xbox Collection X|S and Xbox One.
The voice of MythForce’s latest villain, Deadalus, has been revealed as Mark Meer, greatest recognized for his voice efficiency as Commander Shepard from the Mass Impact trilogy. Meer has additionally lent his voice to a variety of iconic Baldur’s Gate characters, together with Cyric and Baeloth “the Entertainer” Barrityl, so we’d wager that he is aware of a factor or two about voicing villains.
On this unique interview for Xbox Wire, I had the prospect to talk to Meer about his inspirations, perception and reflections he’s bringing to the function of Deadalus, and we’re additionally in a position to shed some mild on the charming world of the visionary voice actor.
Aspyr Advertising and marketing Specialist Matthew Ray: Which nice villainous actors had been you most impressed by to your efficiency as Deadalus?
Mark Meer: Positively some Tim Curry in there — although whether or not it’s leaning extra towards Darkness from “Legend” or Frank N. Furter from “The Rocky Horror Image Present” I go away so that you can decide. Alan Rickman’s flip because the Sheriff of Nottingham is a probable affect, and who can probably play a vampiric uber-villain with out turning to Christopher Lee’s Dracula for inspiration?
Ray: What are a few of the joys of taking part in villains?
Meer: I’ve all the time been a fan of the dangerous guys: Physician Doom, Darth Vader, Skeletor. Their designs have all the time been extra interesting to Halloween-loving me. And once you’ve bought a villain who clearly enjoys his villainy like say, Loki (or Deadalus), you usually get to have a bit extra enjoyable within the function than the hero. You get to chew the surroundings slightly extra, actually relish it. “Wallow in your individual crapulence,” as one other basic villain would have it.
Ray: Which video video games have consumed probably the most hours of your life?
Meer: I performed Crimson Lifeless Redemption 2 virtually nonstop for the primary few months of the pandemic. However I’d should say that I’ve logged probably the most whole gaming hours within the Fallout universe, notably Fallout 4. I’ve most likely spent days and even weeks of actual time constructing bizarre settlements within the Commonwealth.”
Ray: As a recreation grasp, what classes do you deliver again to performing from working roleplaying video games?
Meer: There’s a lot similarity between tabletop RPGs and improvised theater—each are a type of collaborative storytelling. The truth is, I all the time credit score Dungeons & Dragons with being my first performing and improv expertise. Quite a lot of the identical tips apply—acceptance of presents, reincorporation of concepts, and making the opposite man look good. Whether or not onstage or across the desk, if everyone seems to be supporting and actively making their fellow gamers look good, everybody advantages—as does the present/recreation as a complete. Issues form of got here full circle with my very first voice performing gig on the unique Baldur’s Gate II recreation, and years later my return to the Forgotten Realms with Beamdog within the Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Editions.”
Ray: As an avid comics fan, what are a few of your favourite Saturday-morning cartoons? What makes the nice ones stand out from the remaining?
Meer: In all probability my attachment to no matter license they had been based mostly on. Within the ’80s, cartoons had been all about promoting toys. Among the best DC Comics toy strains of all time remains to be the Tremendous Powers Assortment, based mostly on the revamped Tremendous Associates present, “Tremendous Powers Workforce: Galactic Guardians.” The outdated “Dungeons & Dragons” Saturday-morning cartoon additionally stands out for me. Talking of toys, they lastly made motion figures of the primary characters of that present (Venger, Dungeon Grasp, and the children), and I instantly snapped them up. Nostalgia is a robust factor. I used to be additionally a daily viewer of “The Actual Ghostbusters,” “Spider-Man,” “Masters of the Universe,” and though it was a a lot older present, reruns of “Rocket Robin Hood” will all the time have a spot in my Canadian coronary heart.”
Ray: What’s a job you’re dying to play?
Meer: I not too long ago crossed an merchandise off my nerd bucket listing once I bought to play a basic DC Comics villain, Starro the Conqueror, in Gotham Knights. Since I’ve all the time been a fan of each DC and Marvel, I determine I ultimately have to play a Marvel Universe villain too. I discussed Physician Doom earlier—he’s all the time been my favourite supervillain, so he ‘s on the high of the listing. In a means, I did get to play him already, or not less than a really thinly veiled homage to him, with my character Physician Von Chaos in Tiny Plastic Males.
Ray: Which MythForce hero is your favourite? As Deadalus, how would you most prefer to defeat them?
Meer: I’ve been buddies with Nikki Rae Hallow (Hulowski) for years, so I believe I’d greatest decide Victoria. Then once more, I are inclined to favor spellcasters in tabletop RPGs, so perhaps Maggie? I believe I’d like Deadalus to have some form of Mortal Kombat-style “End Him!” fatality transfer, with loads of spine-ripping motion and gore. Are you able to guys match that in? Although now that I consider it, that may be slightly too Nineteen Nineties for this 80s-influenced recreation.
Collect your pals and hop into the ever-changing world of Eldryth! MythForce is now obtainable for buy on the Xbox Retailer for Xbox One and Xbox Collection X|S.
Impressed by beloved Saturday morning cartoons, MythForce unites swords & sorcery with gripping 1st-person fight in a brand new roguelike journey.
Courageous the dungeon alone or be a part of forces with buddies to tackle an ever-changing Fortress of Evil!
Saturday Morning Cartoons are Again!
Turn out to be a cartoon hero in a Saturday morning cartoon fantasy world. Scratch that nostalgic itch with healthful enjoyable that is straightforward to select up and play (however powerful to grasp).
In true roguelike vogue, every time you’re defeated, you’ll have to begin over originally — however each playthrough makes you slightly stronger.
Degree up as you discover the dungeon, uncovering magical artifacts and upgrades to make you say “I HAVE THE POWER!”
Gripping First-Individual Swords & Sorcery
Wield legendary weapons and highly effective magic to smite hordes of enemies in an immersive fantasy dungeon-crawl by way of a colourful cartoon fortress.
Discover an Ever-changing Fortress of Evil
Recent adventures await with every new try to storm the preserve! Discover a replayable dungeon with treasure, traps, and terrors lurking round each nook.
Workforce as much as Struggle Evil
Courageous the dungeon alone or be a part of forces in co-op mode for as much as 4 gamers. Select your staff properly — every hero brings distinctive abilities to the struggle!
Meet the Heroes of MythForce: Victoria the valiant Knight joins forces with Rico the charming Rogue, Maggie the clever Mage, and Hawkins the lethal Hunter. Collectively, they type the legendary staff generally known as… MythForce!
These brave champions are all that stand between Eldryth and the tyranny of the vampire lord, Deadalus. Will our heroes prevail in opposition to the various malevolent minions, methods, and traps in his ever-changing dungeon?