Count Dooku is the subsequent prequel-era Star Wars icon coming to Battlefront II, in keeping with EA’s official web site. The curved-lightsaber-wielding villain can be voiced within the sport by Corey Burton, who beforehand performed the half within the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated sequence.- Advertisement -
The Count Dooku character was first performed within the films by the late, nice Christopher Lee, with the actor’s iconic flip as Dracula inspiring Dooku’s black-caped look and dastardly dialogue. Burton mentioned in a press launch that he watched Lee within the function to turn into the voice of evil Darth Tyranus.
“I’ve performed so many of those kinds of wizardly, Machiavellian, vainglorious characters since I used to be a teen. I’ve all the time kind of had an affinity for that,” Burton mentioned. “I’ve watched a few of Mr. Lee’s efficiency and simply kind of climbed into his explicit pores and skin. It’s a personality kind and a vocal placement that’s very pure to me, although it is not in the identical placement as my regular talking voice.”
Burton teased what we’ll get to see from his efficiency as Dooku within the sport, hinting at moments of energy for the Sith villain in addition to sections the place he would possibly towards the wall in battle.
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“There are scenes [in Star Wars Battlefront II] the place the character is in command and robust. But, there are definitely occasions when the character is underneath menace. And in fact, Dooku’s persona is to fully downplay any sense of weak point or worry. Well, to make it invisible, actually, as a result of he’s all highly effective.”
EA additionally introduced that Matt Lanter will reprise the function of Anakin Skywalker (which he performed in The Clone Wars animations) in Battlefront II, though this pre-Vader Anakin will not be added to the sport till the next month.
Battlefront developer DICE has beforehand happy followers of George Lucas’ questionable-but-arguably-loveable prequel trilogy by including characters like General Grievous and younger Obi-Wan Kenobi to Star Wars Battlefront II, which triggered the web’s premier meme-makers to mud off their trusty “Hello there!” gifs.
Dooku will arrive on Star Wars Battlefront II on Jan. 23, 2019. We’ll you should definitely deliver you trailers and pictures as they’re launched. For extra on Star Wars, here is every part it’s worthwhile to learn about Episode IX!