Call of Duty: Black Ops’ voice cast has been expanded, Activision have revealed this morning – Gary Oldman and Ed Harris have joined the ranks.
Oldman – known for his work in The Professional, Dracula, Batman: The Dark Knight, and The Book of Eli – will reprise his role as Viktor Reznov from Call of Duty: World at War. Harris – who’s best known for his roles in films such as The Abyss, A History of Violence, Pollock, Apollo 13 and The Right Stuff – will play one of the game’s main characters, CIA operative Jason Hudson.
Meanwhile, David S. Goyer’s been brought in to work on the narrative. His writing credits include Batman: Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Blade, and the upcoming Superman: Man of Steel.
It’s great to see narrative and performance being taken so seriously in games. I can think of a few that could do to take a leaf out of Codblops’ book. Like, most of the games.