Larian Studios Divinity: Original Sin II was never meant to have voice acting considering that there are 1,200 characters to give voice to.
Yes, you read that right. That includes every single character, from the main cast to every other NPC along the way.
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But developer Larian Studios quietly changed its mind earlier this year and hired 80 actors, and recorded more than a million spoken words. To break that down, Divinity: Original Sin II‘s scripts will feature:
- One Million Words
- 74,000 Lines
- 1,200 Different Characters
All impressively done by the 80 VAs hired to make sure the final release wouldn’t have any of what the team calls “cheese vendoring”.
“We thought there would be no way, either time or budget-wise, to voice it all. So we started small, hoping to improve the soundscape by voicing some one-liners and voice barks.
But it just didn’t feel right. We wanted to hear our beloved characters talk. So we crunched some numbers, poured some coffee and decided: Oh heck, why not. Let’s fully voice Divinity: Original Sin 2!”
Divinity: Original Sin II‘s voice acting cast will feature:
- Harry Hadden-Paton (Divinity: Dragon Commander) as the Red Prince
- Alix Wilton Regan (Dragon Age: Inquisition) as Sebille
- Tamaryn Payne (Stalled, 2013 Comedy Horror) as Lohse
- Chris Finney (Mass Effect: Andromeda) as Ifan ben-Mezd
- Alec Newman (Assassin’s Creed Syndicate) as Beast
- Christopher Bonwell (Siffre, 2017 Drama Short) as the Undead
Understandably so, with many voices and so many origin stories, the team claims that you won’t be able to hear all of them in just one playthrough. Get ready to play through this game several times to get every piece of lore and story you can.
Divinity: Original Sin II is the sequel to Divinity: Original Sin and has raised over $2 million from 40,000 fans on Kickstarter. The game is now available on Steam’s Early Access and will launch fully for the platform this September 14.
If you missed out, you can check out the new gameplay footage from Gamescom 2017!