One of the hardest but most rewarding parts of developing games is not just bringing it to audiences of different speaking countries, but giving it the localisation it deserves. Discovering the right voice actor to represent the much-beloved characters of our games is taken very seriously. It's also very important for us to remain consistent throughout with our voice talent throughout the entire series so that you never lose the emotional connection you've developed with the characters.
In KINGDOM HEARTS 3D we're very pleased to confirm a number of fantastic voice actors who will be reprising your favourite characters.
Leonard Nimoy as Master Xehanort
Probably most renowned for his role as Spock on Star Trek (and Most recently as William Bell in Fringe), Leonard Nimoy is one of the industry's most distinctive voices.
Haley Joel Osment as Sora
It wouldn't be a Kingdom Hearts game with unforgettable voice of Sora, played by Haley Joel Osment. Haley is known for his early work as a sensational child actor in both the Sixth Sense and Steven Spielberg's A.I. In more recent times he's been involved with Wake the Dead a reimaging of the Frankenstein story.
David Gallagher as Riku
While in they remain separated, it wouldn't be KINGDOM HEARTS without Riku and Sora. Returning to play Riku is David Gallagher, most well known for his work in 7th Heaven and Super 8, but to us he will always been known as a boy and his struggle to become a Keyblade Master.
Hayden Panetierre as Xion
Lending her talents to play the 14th Member of Organization XIII, Hayden's most notorious role was playing the immortal cheerleader in the hit TV series Heroes.
Jesse McCartney as Roxas and Ventus
Joining Xion in KINGDOM HEARTS 3D will be best friend and former member of Organization XIII, Roxas. Jesse McCartney whose voice talents also appear in the TV animated series Young Justice also voices Ventus.
Quinton Flynn as Axel / Lea
His list of accomplishments are as long as your arm and you will have heard him in a bunch of games including Mass Effect 3, Sonic Generations, Final Fantasy XIII and Star Wars: The Old Republic to name a few. Quinton will be returning to reprise the role of Axel / Lea, another member of Organization XIII.
Obviously this is just the tip of the iceberg and there's a whole host of talented voices behind your favourite characters. Who are you looking forward to meeting and hearing from the most in KINGDOM HEARTS 3D?