Ever have that feeling that you recognize the voice behind a character in a video game but can’t quite put your finger on who it is? That was a very common feeling for me during the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 single-player campaign. After doing some research, it turns out that many of them sounded familiar for good reasons. Read on to get the details of who voiced whom.
Iden Version – Janina Gavankar
Iden Versio, the main protagonist, is voiced by, and clearly modeled after, Janina Gavankar. Janina is no stranger to voice acting and TV shows. She’s starred in shows such as True Blood, The L Word, and has lent her voice to roles in Far Cry 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn.
Del Meeko – T.J. Ramini
Del Meeko, Iden’s constant companion during the campaign, is voiced by another veteran of voice and TV. T.J.Ramini has appeared in TV series like Castle, 24, Designated Survivor, and NCIS, among many others. His voice can also be heard in games such as Uncharted 4 and the recently released Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
Gideon Hask – Paul Blackthorne
Gideon Hask’s voice, and in fact the way his mouth is animated in the game, was the one voice that nagged my mind the most. Once I saw the image of Paul Blackthorne, it all made sense. You may know him from various TV shows, including Arrow.
Garrick Versio – Anthony Skordi
Anthony Skordi does a great job portraying Iden’s rather heartless father in the game. That’s no surprise, seeing as he has many years of voice acting experience in the video game genre. His credits include classics such as Skyrim, Diablo 3, and Mass Effect 3.
Shriv – Dan Donohue
The somewhat snarky Shriv is voiced by Dan Donohue, whose credits in video game voice acting include Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Skyrim, and Halo 5. He’s also made appearances across many TV series.
Luke Skywalker – Matthew Mercer
I was surprised when I immediately noticed that Luke wasn’t voiced by Mark Hamill. I’m not sure why I thought that if any of the original actors would voice a character, it would be him. However, Matthew Mercer does a reasonable job, which is no surprise, given his experience on other games, including Destiny 2 and Middle-Earth: Shadow of War.
Princess Leia Organa – Misty Lee
Misty Lee does an admirable job filling in the big shoes required to voice Princess Leia in a Star Wars game. It is certainly a step up from her previous experiences as various additional voices in Mass Effect: Andromeda, Halo Wars 2, and Resident Evil: Vendetta, to name a few.
Han Solo – John Armstrong
I’m so disappointed that even with Disney’s pull, EA wasn’t able to cast Harrison Ford to voice Han Solo. Disappointed may be an understatement. Not to take anything away from John Armstrong, who’s provided his voice to many a video game, but it’s just not the same.
Maz Kanata – Grey DeLisle
Grey DeLisle is no stranger to geeky TV series or video games. Just look at her list of credits on IMDB and you’ll see what looks like the resume of a full-blown nerd. She does a great job voicing Maz and certainly brings across her attitude towards Han Solo from the movies.
Lando Calrissian – Billy Dee Williams
Finally! An original actor voicing his own character in the campaign. Perhaps this is why it’s the most heart-breaking to me that I enjoyed Billy Dee Williams’ performance the least throughout the story. But at least there was no doubt about who was behind the character on screen.
Kylo Ren – Matthew Mercer
No, I didn’t make a mistake copying & pasting here. Matthew Mercer does in fact voice Kylo Ren in addition to his role as Luke Skywalker. For what it’s worth, I thought the portrayal of Kylo Ren was far superior to that of Luke, and for a while I thought that maybe Adam Driver himself did the voice.
So there you have it, folks! The main voice actors behind the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 campaign revealed. Let us know in the comments whose performance you enjoyed the most.