To create the perfect tone and
timbre for its award-winning role playing videogame, The Elder Scrolls IV:
Oblivion, Bethesda Game Studios announced today an all-star voice cast of
British stage and screen legends. Developed for both the Xbox 360
videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC platforms, Oblivion
is one of the year's most highly-anticipated games and sequel to the
best-selling role playing game of 2002, Morrowind.
Leading the lineup is Patrick Stewart, playing the role of the Emperor.
Stewart is best known among genre fans as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star
Trek: The Next Generation and as Professor Charles Xavier from the X-Men
Providing the voice for the emperor's lost son and heir to the throne is
Sean Bean. Bean skyrocketed to the public's attention as Lord Boromir in the
Academy Award-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy. While Oblivion will be his
first video game role, Bean is well known for starring in a variety of films,
including memorable roles in National Treasure, Goldeneye, and Patriot Games.
"Oblivion is something unique, an entertainment experience unlike anything
I had seen before," said Bean. "I decided this was a project I really wanted
to work on creatively, and I hope fans of the game enjoy the results."
Terence Stamp will lend his talents to the game's heavy plot, a sinister
force bent on the destruction of Tamriel, the game's geographical setting.
Stamp starred in Star Wars: Phantom Menace as Supreme Chancellor Valorum and
as General Zod in the legendary Superman films. Oblivion is Stamp's first
foray into voice work for a video game.
"Having never done voice work for a video game before, I really had no
notion of what to expect," said Stamp. "Bethesda did a great job in providing
the theme for the character and it was fun to give life to the villain in the
story who is a very thoughtful man from a line of kings who seeks to realize
his own vision for the empire."
Bethesda previously announced that Lynda Carter would also lend her voice
talents to the game. Best known for her starring role as the crime-fighting
superhero, "Wonder Woman," in the hit television series, Carter has appeared
in more than 50 television shows and films, including this summer's hits, Sky
High and Dukes of Hazzard.
"We wanted to work with voice talent that really captured the emotion and
drama of the game's story," said Todd Howard, executive producer for The Elder
Scrolls IV: Oblivion. "Quite honestly, we wrote the parts with these
individual actors in mind. It's an honor to have them lend their talents to
As the next chapter in the highly acclaimed and best-selling Elder Scrolls
series, Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel's capital
province, Cyrodiil. Gamers are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a
throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown
assassin. With no true emperor, the gates to Oblivion (the equivalent of hell
in the world of Tamriel) open, and demons begin to invade the capital and
attack its people and towns. The player must find the lost heir and unravel
the sinister plot that threatens to destroy all of Tamriel.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has not yet been rated by the ESRB. For
more information on the title visit the official web site at