Charles Dance to voice the Emperor of Nilfgaard in Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
CD Projekt RED, creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the highly anticipated fantasy role-playing game set in a gritty and morally ambiguous world, announced today that Charles Dance, the British actor and screenwriter best known for his roles in Alien 3, The Last Action Hero and Game of Thrones, will voice Emperor Emhyr var Emreis in The Witcher 3.
“Charles Dance is the perfect candidate to play the mighty Nilfgaardian emperor in our upcoming title. It’s a dream come true for the team here at RED to be able to work with such an accomplished actor and magnetic personality,” said Marcin Blacha, Lead Writer for the title.
After Nilfgaard’s invasion of the Northern Kingdoms at the end of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, the emperor’s forces ravaged these lands, sowing terror and despair. Killing Monsters, the epic cinematic trailer released earlier today, shows No Man’s Land, a part of the North, under Nilfgaardian rule. See it on YouTube or download it directly from here (ESRB) or here (PEGI).
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set for release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2014.
About CD Projekt RED
Development studio established in 2002 and based in Warsaw and Cracow, Poland. Creators of The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Both RPGs were praised by critics and fans, gathering over 200 awards and selling over 5 million copies to date. Originally a PC developer, CD Projekt RED has released The Witcher on Mac and The Witcher 2 both on the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Mac. The studio is now working on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the grand finale of the Geralt of Rivia saga. The game will be released in 2014 on PC, PlayStation 4 system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The developer is also working on Cyberpunk 2077 in collaboration with Mike Pondsmith, the original designer of the pen-and-paper Cyberpunk® futuristic RPG system in which the upcoming game is set. CD Projekt RED developers’ mission is to take the passion they have for games and harness it to make the best RPGs in the world. Along with GOG.COM, the prime destination for the retro gaming enthusiast, CD Projekt RED is owned by the Warsaw Stock Exchange listed (ISIN: PLOPTTC00011) CD Projekt Group.