clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Master of Orion voice cast adds Star Wars, Firefly actors

... and Nolan North and Troy Baker, because obviously.

Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

The reboot of the Master of Orion franchise has announced its cast of voice actors will include Mark Hamill, Alan Tudyk and Michael Dorn. The star-studded group was revealed today in a press release, and accompanied by the video above.

Mark Hamill, well known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga as well as voiceover work as the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series, will provide the voice for the bird-like Alkari race. Alan Tudyk, who played Hoban "Wash" Washburne in Fox's Firefly and provided performance capture in the 2004 film I, Robot, will provide the voice for the Psilon race. Michael Dorn, best known as Worf on Star Trek: The Next Generation, will be the game's narrator.

Other members of the cast include the prolific video game voiceover artists Nolan North (Uncharted) and Troy Baker (The Last of Us).

The Master of Orion franchise was purchased in 2013 by World of Tanks publisher Wargaming during an Atari bankruptcy auction. In June of last year the reboot, titled simply Master of Orion, was announced as in development by Argentinian-based NGD Studios with Wargaming listed as the publisher. Since that time, the development team has been folded into WG Labs, an internal unit at Wargaming. The group is said to include members of the original Master of Orion franchise team.

Master of Orion is scheduled for a Feb. 26 release on Steam's Early Access platform.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for Patch Notes

A weekly roundup of the best things from Polygon