The company announced Wheaton's role in the game exactly one week ahead of its North American release on March 13. "Wil Wheaton lends his talents to #CodeNameSTEAM for #3DS as the voice of the great Abe Lincoln," reads a statement from the company. The Tweet was also accompanied by the image below.
Nintendo revealed the turn-based strategy game/third-person shooter hybrid for Nintendo 3DS at E3 2014. Code Name: STEAM is being developed by Intelligent Systems, the company behind the Fire Emblem series. It tells story of the Strike Team Eliminating the Alien Menace (STEAM), which President Abraham Lincoln assembles to defend the earth from alien invaders.
Wheaton has screen acting credits from film and television roles over the past three decades, but has also worked as a voice actor in cartoons like Teen Titans and video games such as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Broken Age where he played the role of Curtis the Lumberjack.