At PAX Prime, the latest trailer was released for 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment’s upcoming isometric shooter: Bombshell.
This trailer opens up with some dialogue between the titular character of Bombshell and the leader of the GDF, General Holloway; a short preview of some of the work I have done for this game, which should offer an amazing shoot ’em up experience with a bit more story than the genre might have historically been known for.
You can learn more about General Holloway in the World of Bombshell, including some extra lines that you might hear in the game!
I’ve been playing a bit of Planetside 2 (a bit may be an understatement at times), and by far one of the changes that have added the most fun to the game for me has been the addition of the Harasser, an armored buggy capable of equipping a battle-tank secondary weapon and carrying another soldier in the back for extra pain dishing. But what I like the most about this glorious machine is not it’s armaments (impressive as they may be), but rather its uncanny ability to get you into the most absurd of situations due to its mobility. Mobility that is multiplied by the unlockable NFI-2000 turbo, giving you a quick boost of acceleration to get you up to speed, up to a fleeing enemy, or…hell, even up walls if you time it right.
Just such a situation happened the other day, where me and my gunner were perched atop a rock archway lobbing missiles at passing enemy armor below. Well, the enemy armor found their way out of our sights. Sure would take a long time to drive down, so I decided that a more direct approach was needed here. What happened next is a story that just begged to be told, so check it out as I narrate the crazy course of events that so often transpire when behind the wheel of the Harasser.
So, we’re well into the new year and I have not yet made an update to chronicle everything that has come to pass in my world of voice acting. I’ll just claim that I’ve been busy, let’s go with that. There’s a lot of content I’m about to throw at you, so strap in and get ready to feast your eyes and ears on what follows!
Firstly, if you’ve been following Marauder Shields then you are probably already aware that Koobismo.com has launched as the home of all things related to Koobismo and the team of storytellers that join him, to bring you the conclusion to the Marauder Shields webcomic and many more productions in the future. As part of the launch you can check out the following video I narrated detailing the background of the webcomic that launched this little endeavor:
Speaking of narrating, I’ve added a new compilation video to the Voice Acting section of my site, featuring a few examples of narration I have done recently. You also watch that video here:
Wrapping up the list of updates, there have been a number of releases in the past two months that feature my voice in some capacity. Here are some of the more prominent features:
Marauder Shields: Episode 27, where I am introduced as the voice of Thane
Marauder Shields: Episode 31, where I narrate a codex entry on the infrastructure dilemma of Earth after the technological surge from the discovery of the Mass Relays
I was asked to try my hand at Thane Krios to fulfill the role for Episode 27 of Koobismo’s Marauder Shields comic. To practice with Thane, I read the following letter that was written in his personal journal, as seen in his dossier in the Lair of the Shadowbroker DLC (Mass Effect 2) or in Mass Effect 3 (if Thane was the player’s love interest).
I write this with a heavy hand, knowing you will read this letter when I am no longer able to share my thoughts. I am dying, Siha. Perhaps because of the differences between our species, I can hope that time will treat you with kindness and dim the hurt of my passing to faded recollections that a drell would forever remember with perfect clarity.
Selfishly, however, I could not leave this world without leaving a piece of me behind that would never fade.
I once accepted my fate. Nothing remained but a shell destined to die. I only had to choose the when and how of my passing. I had refused to be confined to a bed, gasping horribly as my life beeped away to machinery I had no use for. I thought of my Irikah, broken, bloodied, and betrayed by my absence. Of Kolyat, small and afraid, bravely pushing at his eyes to stem the flow of tears I had entrusted to him to cry… for both our sakes.
The expectation to move swiftly to my end vanished upon meeting with your cause. You awoke me, Shepard. My heart quickened its sluggish beat if only to remain at your side and protect you with everything that I am. I was simply content to watch, take the time left given and praise all I know for allowing me to walk my final days with hope and certainty that I am worthy of more than my cold isolation, solely because you believed.
I love you. If all else whispers back into the tide, know this for fact. By grace given me by the Goddess Arashu, I bid her divine protection to you, my warrior-angel, my Siha, to succeed in your destiny. To light your path through the coming darkness. To give you hope, when all seems lost.