Willem Dafoe Joins the Cast of Beyond: Two Souls

Friday, March 1st, 2013

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Beyond: Two Souls - Willem Dafoe

Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced that Oscar nominated actor Willem Dafoe will be starring in Quantic Dream’s latest title, Beyond: Two Souls. He is starring alongside fellow nominee Ellen Page, whose involvement was revealed with the game’s announcement.

Dafoe will be playing Nathan Dawkins, a scientist who is working with Page’s character, Jodie, as they try to understand her powers. The relationship between the two is said to deliver “some of the most unique and powerful scenes yet seen in gaming.”

Take a look at the trailer that goes along with this announcement:

In addition, Sony has provided a behind the scenes look at the game through an interview with Willem Dafoe regarding his involvement with the game…

Along with a few screenshots of the motion-capture process.

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Beyond: Two Souls is set to be released on October 8th, exclusively on the PlayStation 3.

So, dear readers, what do you think about developers getting Hollywood talent involved in gaming? Is it a good idea, or should gaming remain separate from films? Sound off in the comments.


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  • So… I wonder how much of this will be playable.

  • Movies: The Video Game: The Movie!!

    Willem HAS been known to turn out great performances with lousy scripts… This will be the real test to see what kind of effort cage is willing to put into his writing.

  • jcl

    i love this guy but sometimes i kind of wish they got a little more creative with the character designs. this is a videogame, afterall.

  • Cue the endless Willem Dafoe jokes.

    David Cage announces a new 3D technology, only available on PS3: DafoeVision.

    “Only with the PlayStation 3’s behemoth Cell processor, could we achieve this landmark in technology. We were able to increase our rendering power so much, that we have allowed the player to control the camera and zoom in on Willem Dafoe’s face. Now everyone can enjoy the experience of quenching the curiosity of what every individual pore looks like on the famous actor’s face. Yes, every wrinkle, every crevice, every blackhead is now rendered in full 3D glory. And now, fans can spend hours scanning every detail!”

    Somewhere off in the distance, Jim Sterling’s scream erupts an earthquake that sinks Manhattan to the bottom of the ocean.