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Bethesda Softworks Hires Liam Neeson for Upcoming Game

Mike Musgrove

Rockville-based game developer Bethesda Softorks announced this morning that it will use the voice of actor Liam Neeson in its upcoming game Fallout 3. Neeson will appear as the voice of the player's father in the game, a prominent character in the upcoming post-apocalyptic adventure title, the company says.

The Fallout series has an avid following online, even though there hasn't been a new one since 1998. Bethesda didn't make the first two games, but acquired the rights to make the sequel a couple of years ago. The company has been tight-lipped about what to expect in the upcoming game, or when to expect it. Kinda looks like the upcoming game is set in Washington, DC.

This isn't the first time Bethesda has hired a big-name actor for its games. Last year's game Oblivion, a big hit for the company, featured Patrick Stewart -- though he only made a brief-ish appearance. Actress Lynda Carter, who is married to the chairman and CEO of Bethesda's parent company ZeniMax Media, has also appeared in the company's games.

By Mike Musgrove  |  May 8, 2007; 10:29 AM ET  | Category:  Mike Musgrove
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Never mind Liam, I'm just glad to see Fallout 3 is back in production.

As they say in the intros, "War, war never changes."

Posted by: Nate | May 8, 2007 1:32 PM

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