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Deckard Cain Speaks

Posted 12 Sep 2008 by

Mtv’s MP Blog Deckard Cainwith Deckard Cain, an actor who has provided the voice for Deckard Cain in all 3 Diablo games, as well as Carmine in Gears of War, Osmund Saddler in Resident Evil 4, and others. He talks about the business, a bit about his more prominent voice roles, what voice actors get paid, and more. A quote:

On how the Sean Connery-esque voice of Diablo‘s Deckard Cain came about:

Gough: Deckard Cain has a little bit of that Sean Connery thing that he does. I don’t remember exactly how it came about but I believe that the creators, the guys from Blizzard, threw the Sean Connery name out there. He was supposed to sound older and wiser but have a little bit of a kick to him, a little bit ornery but in that kind of sarcastic Sean Connery way. He doesn’t take a lot of BS, if you will. He’s a very fun character. And sometimes he’s kind of dark and doom and gloom, with all the “evil that spreads over this land will never be abated” but then other times when he gets cranky, it’s funny. “No one ever listens!” And I don’t know if you’ve ever heard the Deckard Cain rap, but I just started letting it go, and I have to boast I did make up a good portion of the lyrics. [laughs]

On how much Deckard Cain is in Diablo III

Gough: Well, I did more than [what was shown at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Paris]. I hope there’s more, but I did a pretty fair amount. It was just one or two four-hour sessions but there was a lot. It was definitely more than what you’ve seen in the preview. I’m not sure when it’s release date is targeted for, but yeah it seems like there’s going to be a fair amount of Deckard Cain, which is always a good thing. [laughs]


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