The Witness’ Voice Cast Revealed Including Ashley Johnson, Phil LaMarr, and More
Braid creator Jonathan Blow’s follow-up title The Witness has been highly-anticipated for quite some time, with the mind-bending puzzle finally to see release at the end of January, and now you can learn more about who will be providing their voice talents in a new update on the title.
In a blog post by Blow on the PlayStation Blog, the voice cast for The Witness was revealed with plenty of faces both new and old, including Ashley Johnson (The Last of Us, Tales from the Borderlands), Phil LaMarr (Pulp Fiction, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty), Matthew Waterson (The Order: 1886, Fallout 4), and Terra Deva (musician, Shakedown).
Blow detailed that each of the actors lending their voice talents to the game will contribute to the game’s numerous audio recordings that players will discover as they explore the game’s environments and solve puzzles, as Blow explained:
“The Witness deliberately riffs on several traditional elements of game design, and one of those elements is the classic audio log, where you are wandering along and you find a recording that was placed there by someone before.”
“The Witness has recordings like this, but let’s just say they are done in a highly non-traditional way. When you first encounter them you won’t find much in the way of answers, but, if you keep looking, you will eventually be able to piece together what’s going on.”
Blow also provided other details on what to expect from the game’s narrative, describing it as “fairly subtle and happens mostly implicitly,” describing further:
“You really have to explore and read between the lines to know what’s going on. So do not expect a traditional game story like The Last of Us or The Order! All that said, we are very happy to have these actors lending their talents to our game, and I look forward to release when you’ll see what we’ve been up to.”
The Witness will release for PS4 and PC on January 26th, 2016, followed by a release on iOS later in 2016.