New Trailer For Mass Effect 3 Reveals Members of the Voice Cast

January 31, 2012 Written by Nick Michetti

Today, EA and BioWare have released a new trailer showing some of the new and returning voice cast for Mass Effect 3.

The trailer begins with footage of Commander Shepard and Liara T’Soni seeing a hologram of the Illusive Man. Martin Sheen is then shown recording some of his lines for the character and says that there won’t be any question about who the Illusive Man is, where he’s headed, or what he really stands for. Footage of James Vega is shown, followed by footage of his voice actor, Freddie Prinze Jr., talking about Vega. Prinze describes Vega as a very serious, honest, and straightforward soldier who puts emotions aside. Prinze is shown recording lines for Vega and various bits of footage from ME3 are shown, including an interaction between Vega and Shepard.

Next, a cutscene of Joker talking to Shepard about something related to the Reapers is shown. Seth Green talks about Joker and about how expansive the Mass Effect experience is. He’s then shown recording lines with Tricia Helfer, the voice of EDI. Helfer says that in ME3, EDI has to deal with questions that she wouldn’t ever have been faced with before. Footage of Shepard talking to Liara onboard the Normandy is shown and then her voice actress, Ali Hillis, is shown. She describes Liara as a darker character and more human in the way she emotes. Jessica Chobot is then shown and she plays character Diana Allers. No information is given on Allers, but Chobot says she’s been used to playing video games to see what she could do to get to the end goal. With Mass Effect, though, she’s playing because she wants to see what happens to Shepard.

Footage of Admiral Anderson talking to Shepard and Vega is shown, followed by footage of his voice actor, Keith David. The next member of the cast, Jennifer Hale — who returns to voice female Commander Shepard — is shown. She says that the writing in ME3 is some of her favorite stuff that she’s ever done and that players can’t even conceive of how big the war is in ME3. She then says that if players have never played ME, ME3 completely rewrites itself so that they’re brought up to speed. The actors and actresses are then shown talking about the ME experience and the trailer closes with Martin Sheen saying, “Stay tuned…I’m not done yet.”

To view the “Voice Cast” trailer, click on the video below:

Mass Effect 3 will release for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on March 6, 2012.

How do you feel about the new and returning voice cast members revealed thus far? Let us know in the comments below!