Well, that’s Freddy Krueger in the Jackie Earle Halley sense. Let’s not dredge up memories of the wanktacular A Nightmare on Elm Street remake.
Anywho, yes, our ol’ buddy Jackie is set to bring his vocal talents to The Evil Within. He’s cast as Ruvik, the game’s dodgy-ass antagonist. It looks like just the kind of crap-your-pants romp that needs an imposing, homicidal sort of villain, so let’s hope that works out. 2010‘s Freddy was quite the asshole, after all, so we’re probably good in that regard.
Elsewhere in the Voices of Evil clip, we meet Anson Mount, voicing Sebastian, the star of the show. Detective Kidman, the hero’s partner, will be played by Jennifer Carpenter, last seen in Dexter.
Whether it’s PR bullshittery or not, the game sure seems to be going all out with regards to production values. Digitalspy reports that Shinji Mikami, Mr Resident Evil, has stated,
“One of the most crucial elements to any successful survival horror game is the setting and sound, which includes the depth and authenticity of the voice acting. We brought together a great cast of experienced actors to help ensure that players really believe our characters’ emotions and the tension they feel in every scene.”
No-one busts their balls to get that right very often, that’s for sure. Take a look above.