Copenhagen-based new game developers “Ultra Ultra” announced on Thursday that the voice of the protagonist of Echo’s “En” is indeed the actress Rose Leslie.
Copenhagen-based game developer ‘Ultra Ultra’ has announced that the voice of their female protagonist “En” in Echo is indeed the actress Rose Leslie. Rose Is known for her parts in Game of Thrones, Luther, and The Good Fight. Ultra Ultra have also given their reasoning for picking Ms. Leslie as their choice for the lead protagonist of Echo:
“Ever since our very first trailer people have been calling us out on this, which has been great – we wanted Rose for the part precisely because of her distinct voice”.
Alongside Rose Leslie, playing the part of the AI of an ancient sentient ship called “London”, is Nick Boulton. Nick is most recognizable for his recent role in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice as Druth. Nick’s most recent exploits include Mass Effect (as Reyes Vidal), Final Fantasy XIV (Raubahn Aldynn) and Warhammer 40k: Daw of War III (Eldar and Space Marines).
This, combined with an impressive history of working on video games make him the perfect man for the job! Given that he is from Gibraltar originally, I am left stunned by the way he can produce authentic-sounding Spanish and British accents.
After a century in stasis, the girl En arrives at her destination: A Palace out of legend, a marvel of the old civilization eons gone, still awaiting its first human occupants. Out here, using forgotten technologies, she hopes to bring back a life that shouldn’t have been lost.
The Palace is your main “enemy” in this game. It produces “Echos” which are basically copies of you. They move like you move, act like you act and fight like you fight. The game learns from you and your actions. Throughout the game, you will see glassy mannequins appear. These mannequins mark a point at which “The Palace” has marked a learning point. Make enough mannequins and you will experience a “Blackout”. Blackouts are points in the game where the Palace powers-down to update the bots that you’re attempting to pass. Shoot one echo and all of them will have guns after the next blackout. Smash one over the head and they will use that against you to one-shot-kill you. Sneak through a specific area and the echos will start sneaking. This is going to be one hell of a game to complete and not one for the faint-hearted!
Echo is set to release on Steam and PlayStation 4 on the 19th September, with no prices being available on either platform at time of writing.
For more information on Echo, head on over to the official site for details.