Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will feature the vocal talents of Troy Baker and Nolan North, as well as a soundtrack from award-winning composer Garry Schyman, publisher Warner Bros. announced today.
Baker — whose recent credits include Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite, The Joker in Batman: Arkham City, Snow Villiers in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 and Joel in The Last of Us — will voice protagonist Talion. Voicing the Wraith that grants Talion is will-domineering powers is Alastair Duncan, who has provided dozens of voices across numerous cartoons and the Mass Effect series, as well as in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and Final Fantasy 14.
North, perhaps known best as Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series and Assassin's Creed's Desmond Miles, has lent his vocal talents to dozens of games, including various Batman games, Dota 2, Saints Row 4 and Titanfall. He will voice Talion's nemesis, the Black Hand, one of Sauron's chief minions.
Joining Baker and North is Laura Bailey, who starred alongside Baker's in Catherine, Final Fantasy 13 and Infamous: Second Son as Fetch. Liam O'Brien — Asura in Asura's Wrath, Caius Ballad in the Final Fantasy 13 games and whose voice is featured in The Elder Scrolls Online, Grand Theft Auto 5 and others — will voice Gollum, the Ring-obsessed creature and major player in The Lord of the Rings storyline.
Garry Schyman will compose the soundtrack for Shadow of Mordor. Schyman won the 2014 British Academy of Film and Television award for Best Original Music and the 2014 DICE award for Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition for his work on BioShock Infinite. His credits include scores for BioShock, BioShock 2, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified and Destroy All Humans.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will launch on Oct. 7 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. For more details on gameplay check out our recent hands-on preview and interview with the developers.