How Iconic Voice Actor Mark Meer Brings Mythforce Villain Deadalus To Life


  • Be taught extra concerning the evil vampire lord, Deadalus, revealed on this cinematic trailer.
  • Unique Interview with Mark Meer about his inspirations, and classes discovered from TTRPGs.
  • MythForce is accessible to play now on Xbox Sequence X|S and Xbox One.

The voice of MythForce’s latest villain, Deadalus, has been revealed as Mark Meer, greatest identified for his voice efficiency as Commander Shepard from the Mass Impact trilogy. Meer has additionally lent his voice to quite a lot of iconic Baldur’s Gate characters, together with Cyric and Baeloth “the Entertainer” Barrityl, so we’d wager that he is aware of a factor or two about voicing villains.

On this unique interview for Xbox Wire, I had the prospect to talk to Meer about his inspirations, perception and reflections he’s bringing to the function of Deadalus, and we’re additionally in a position to shed some mild on the fascinating world of the visionary voice actor.

Aspyr Advertising and marketing Specialist Matthew Ray: Which nice villainous actors have been you most impressed by in your efficiency as Deadalus?

Mark Meer: Positively some Tim Curry in there — although whether or not it’s leaning extra towards Darkness from “Legend” or Frank N. Furter from “The Rocky Horror Image Present” I go away so that you can decide. Alan Rickman’s flip because the Sheriff of Nottingham is a possible affect, and who can presumably play a vampiric uber-villain with out turning to Christopher Lee’s Dracula for inspiration?

Ray: What are among the joys of taking part in villains?

Meer: I’ve all the time been a fan of the dangerous guys: Physician Doom, Darth Vader, Skeletor. Their designs have all the time been extra interesting to Halloween-loving me. And if you’ve obtained a villain who clearly enjoys his villainy like say, Loki (or Deadalus), you typically get to have a bit extra enjoyable within the function than the hero. You get to chew the surroundings somewhat extra, actually relish it. “Wallow in your individual crapulence,” as one other basic villain would have it.

Ray: Which video video games have consumed essentially the most hours of your life?

Meer: I performed Purple Useless Redemption 2 nearly nonstop for the primary few months of the pandemic. However I’d must say that I’ve logged essentially the most complete gaming hours within the Fallout universe, notably Fallout 4. I’ve most likely spent days and even weeks of actual time constructing bizarre settlements within the Commonwealth.”

Ray: As a sport grasp, what classes do you carry again to appearing from operating roleplaying video games?

Meer: There may be a lot similarity between tabletop RPGs and improvised theater—each are a type of collaborative storytelling. Actually, I all the time credit score Dungeons & Dragons with being my first appearing and improv expertise. Quite a lot of the identical tips apply—acceptance of provides, reincorporation of concepts, and making the opposite man look good. Whether or not onstage or across the desk, if everyone seems to be supporting and actively making their fellow gamers look good, everybody advantages—as does the present/sport as a complete. Issues form of got here full circle with my very first voice appearing gig on the unique Baldur’s Gate II sport, and years later my return to the Forgotten Realms with Beamdog within the Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Editions.”

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Ray: As an avid comics fan, what are a few of your favourite Saturday-morning cartoons? What makes the good ones stand out from the remainder?

Meer: In all probability my attachment to no matter license they have been based mostly on. Within the ’80s, cartoons have been all about promoting toys. Among the finest DC Comics toy strains of all time remains to be the Tremendous Powers Assortment, based mostly on the revamped Tremendous Pals present, “Tremendous Powers Crew: Galactic Guardians.” The outdated “Dungeons & Dragons” Saturday-morning cartoon additionally stands out for me. Talking of toys, they lastly made motion figures of the primary characters of that present (Venger, Dungeon Grasp, and the youngsters), and I instantly snapped them up. Nostalgia is a robust factor. I used to be additionally an everyday viewer of “The Actual Ghostbusters,” “Spider-Man,” “Masters of the Universe,” and despite the fact that it was a a lot older present, reruns of “Rocket Robin Hood” will all the time have a spot in my Canadian coronary heart.”

Ray: What’s a task you’re dying to play?

Meer: I not too long ago crossed an merchandise off my nerd bucket listing once I obtained to play a basic DC Comics villain, Starro the Conqueror, in Gotham Knights. Since I’ve all the time been a fan of each DC and Marvel, I determine I ultimately have to play a Marvel Universe villain too. I discussed Physician Doom earlier—he’s all the time been my favourite supervillain, so he ‘s on the high of the listing. In a means, I did get to play him already, or not less than a really thinly veiled homage to him, with my character Physician Von Chaos in Tiny Plastic Males.

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Ray: Which MythForce hero is your favourite? As Deadalus, how would you most wish to defeat them?

Meer: I’ve been buddies with Nikki Rae Hallow (Hulowski) for years, so I feel I’d greatest choose Victoria. Then once more, I are likely to favor spellcasters in tabletop RPGs, so perhaps Maggie? I feel I’d like Deadalus to have some type of Mortal Kombat-style “End Him!” fatality transfer, with loads of spine-ripping motion and gore. Are you able to guys match that in? Although now that I consider it, that could be somewhat too Nineties for this 80s-influenced sport.

Collect your pals and hop into the ever-changing world of Eldryth! MythForce is now accessible for buy on the Xbox Retailer for Xbox One and Xbox Sequence X|S.

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Impressed by beloved Saturday morning cartoons, MythForce unites swords & sorcery with gripping 1st-person fight in a brand new roguelike journey.

Courageous the dungeon alone or be part of forces with buddies to tackle an ever-changing Fortress of Evil!

Saturday Morning Cartoons are Again!
Change into a cartoon hero in a Saturday morning cartoon fantasy world. Scratch that nostalgic itch with healthful enjoyable that is simple to select up and play (however robust to grasp).

In true roguelike style, every time you’re defeated, you’ll have to start out over originally — however each playthrough makes you somewhat stronger.

Degree up as you discover the dungeon, uncovering magical artifacts and upgrades to make you say “I HAVE THE POWER!”

Gripping First-Particular person Swords & Sorcery
Wield legendary weapons and highly effective magic to smite hordes of enemies in an immersive fantasy dungeon-crawl via a colourful cartoon fortress.

Discover an Ever-changing Fortress of Evil
Contemporary adventures await with every new try and storm the preserve! Discover a replayable dungeon with treasure, traps, and terrors lurking round each nook.

Crew as much as Combat Evil
Courageous the dungeon alone or be part of forces in co-op mode for as much as 4 gamers. Select your staff correctly — every hero brings distinctive abilities to the battle!

Meet the Heroes of MythForce: Victoria the valiant Knight joins forces with Rico the charming Rogue, Maggie the sensible Mage, and Hawkins the lethal Hunter. Collectively, they type the legendary staff often called… MythForce!

These brave champions are all that stand between Eldryth and the tyranny of the vampire lord, Deadalus. Will our heroes prevail towards the various malevolent minions, methods, and traps in his ever-changing dungeon?

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