For a $29.99 Wii-exclusive game about fighting fires, Epicenter’s Real Heroes: Firefighter sure does have a pretty solid voice cast.
If you already read my preview from awhile back, you’ll recognize some of it. Like James Marsters, best known for his work from Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Spike. Or comedian Jamie Kennedy. Or John Di Maggio, Bender from Futurama and Marcus Fenix from some game people keep talking about called Gears of War.
Suspiciously missing from the announced voice-acting cast is the winner of the Real Heroes: Firefighter contest we held awhile back. Our very own Naia the Gamer, Kerry Cobuccio, will be providing the voice of… some random NPC trapped in a burning building. Written out, that doesn’t sound as exciting as “the veteran seen-it-all tough guy” or “tough-as-nails firefighter.” But trust us, it’s totally awesome.
The key cast members, along with the descriptions of their roles, can be found after the jump.
* James Marsters – known to many as “Spike” from the cult-classic TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Marsters will be playing Louis “Match” Morris, the veteran seen-it-all tough guy.
* Michael Jace – coming off his sixth season as Officer Julien Lowe from the hit TV series, “The Shield,” Jace will be voicing Lt. Dylan Scott, the second-in-command of the player’s fire dept.
* Jamie Kennedy – a popular comedian and actor, Kennedy will be the game’s comic relief as he voices Marc “Cam” Cameron, a younger firefighter who is more brawn than brain.
* Jenette Goldstein – best known for her role as Private Vasquez in the classic film “Aliens,” Goldstein will play Esmerelda “Ezzy” Vasquez, a tough-as-nails firefighter with a bit of a chip on her shoulder.
* Jack McGee – a staple of firefighting films and TV such as “Backdraft” and “Rescue Me,” McGee will voice Ed Martin, the veteran Engineer of the firefighting team.
* John Di Maggio – having provided voices for dozens of characters including Bender from “Futurama,” and Marcus Fenix in “Gears of War”, Di Maggio will take on the role of Captain Tomihiro Kotaka, the no-nonsense leader of the squad.