SAN DIEGO , Calif. – October 22, 2010– Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) announced today that four new actors have been added to an already impressive cast of voice talent for DC Universe TM Online ( DCUO ). The new cast additions include Arleen Sorkin ( Batman: The Animated Series ), Wil Wheaton ( Star Trek: The Next Generation ), Corey Burton ( Star Wars: The Clone Wars , Batman: The Brave and the Bold ) and Dwight Schultz ( The A-Team, Star Trek: The Next Generation ).
“The addition of these actors to our existing cast reaffirms our commitment to gamers to deliver the most fun and authentic DC Universe experience possible,” said Sony Online Entertainment executive producer John Blakely. “They’re all experienced and talented performers and we’re excited for players to hear their work when they encounter them in the game.”
In addition to her career achievements as an actress, television host, writer and producer, Arleen Sorkin will again reprise her role as the Joker’s off-kilter girlfriend/henchman Harley Quinn, considered by many to be the most popular villainess on Batman: The Animated Series .
Wil Wheaton lends his skills to DCUO voicing Robin, the Boy Wonder . As author, blogger and champion of geek culture, his successful acting career began in 1986 with acclaimed roles in Stand By Me and Toy Soldiers . Recently he’s appeared on Criminal Minds , NUMB3RS and Batman: The Brave and the Bold as the voice of Ted Kord, the Silver Age Blue Beetle.
Joining the cast as the voice of Brainiac, Corey Burton began his voice-acting career over 35 years ago, studying the craft of radio drama with the legendary Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear. As one of the last authentically old school“voice men” in America , the San Fernando Valley native has voiced sound alikes and original characters for hundreds of entertainment and educational productions.
With forty years of acting experience to his credit, Dwight Schultz voices The Flash in DCUO . Schultz is best known for his portrayals of‘Howlin’ Mad Murdock’ from Stephen J. Canell’s The A-Team and‘Reg Barclay’ from Star Trek: The Next Generation . His voice credits include many popular videogames, TV and film animation projects such as Vampire Hunter D, Princess Mononoke, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy , and most recently, chef‘Mung Daal’ from the hit cartoon series Chowder .
In DC Universe Online, players will be thrust headlong into an action-packed multiplayer online world based on the heroes, villains and landmarks of the DC Universe. In the game, players step into the role of the next legendary superhero or villain and are given the choice to save or conquer the universe online. Along the way, players will be fighting alongside or against iconic DC characters as well as other players for the fate of the DC Universe.
DC Universe Online is scheduled to ship early 2011 for both the PC and the PLAYSTATION ® 3 Computer Entertainment System at an anticipated retail price of $49.99 (PC) and $59.99 (console). DCUO is rated“T” (for Teen) by the ESRB, with Mild Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, and Violence. For more information, check out the product website at www.dcuniverseonline.com .
About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest ® , EverQuest ® II, Champions of Norrath ® , Untold Legends TM , PlanetSide ® , and Star Wars Galaxies, as well as the recent kids’ phenomenon Free Realms TM , SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego , CA , with additional development studios in Austin , TX , Seattle , WA, Denver , CO, and Tucson , AZ , SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development across various platforms and genres for audiences of all ages.
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