When Assassin’s Creed III made its stunning debut a few months ago, Ubisoft proudly noted that they were using an actor with Native American heritage to bring new lead character Connor Kenway/Ratohnhaké:ton to life. In the game, Connor’s parents were of British and Mohawk descent and the casting of a performer who himself is half-Blackfoot felt like it made sense. Getting Noah Watts also adds much-needed diversity to the talent pool of people behind-the-scenes for video games, which is never a bad thing.
Then, the publisher announced Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation for the PlayStation Vita, featuring a heroine born of a white French father and black African mother. It seemed pretty reasonable to expect that the person voicing the character would follow the Noah Watts/Connor example.
Turns out that’s not the case.
According to IMDB (and as confirmed by a source close to the game), Aveline de Grandpré will be voiced by someone from a very different background than the 18th Century assassin. That someone is Sarah Natochenny, a white actress and model perhaps most recognizable as the voice of Ash Ketchum in Pokémon cartoons. (Ash is male; gender differences between voice-actors and the characters they play iscommon.) There’s clearly a disparity between the way that Aveline looks and Natochenny’s appearance. And the difference between actress and character begs the question: is it a problem when voice performers don’t match the characters they play?
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First off, hello and welcome!
And yes! The rumors are true! There will be an Assassin’s Creed movie and the latest news I’d heard was that Michael Fassbender has been cast in the film. His role hasn’t been specified yet but as soon as I hear more recent/updated news, I’ll post &/or reblog what I find out on here! For now, check out this link here for more info!
Creative Director Alex Hutchinson gives commentary for the official ACIII Boston Gameplay Demo at Comic-Con!
Answer here! Is it the game setting? Our newest featured Assassin, Connor/Ratohnhake:ton? The new weapons? The ability to climb trees? Seeing the historical figures tied into the game? The exploration of 18th century Boston? The release of ACIII: Liberation for PSVita? None of the above? All of the above???