Published on October 8th, 2014 | by admin0
Critically acclaimed actor Hugh Laurie announced as the voice of the villain in LittleBigPlanet™3
SYDNEY, 8th October 2014 – Sony Computer Entertainment Australia (SCE Aust) has revealed that critically acclaimed English actor, comedian, director, singer and author Hugh Laurie (House M.D.) will be the voice of LittleBigPlanet™3’s villain, Newton, when it is released on PlayStation®4 (PS4™) and PlayStation®3 (PS3™) this November.
This voice role marks Laurie’s introduction to PlayStation’s most imaginative franchise, LittleBigPlanet™, and will also see him reunited with long-time collaborator and fellow star of iconic shows including A Little Bit of Fry & Laurie and Blackadder… Stephen Fry (QI, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows). Fry once again reprises his role as the much-loved narrator as LittleBigPlanet™3, the biggest handcrafted adventure in the series yet, arrives on PS4 and PS3.
On lending his voice to a videogame for the first time, Hugh Laurie said: “It’s not nearly as different as I might have thought 10 years ago; storytelling is storytelling, whatever form it takes and I’m attracted to anything I can do for the first time. This seemed to me to be so completely charming, witty and lovingly done that I was very taken with it.”
Sean Millard, Creative Director at Sumo Digital commented: “We were keen to attract the best possible voice talent we could for LittleBigPlanet 3 and who better could we ask for than Hugh Laurie? Hugh brings both the kind of humour and sense of darkness we were going for; we knew he’d be perfect as Newton, plus it pairs him up once again with Stephen Fry!”
In LittleBigPlanet™3 Sackboy is back and this time he’s brought along new friends. Players will be introduced to three all-new hand-stitched heroes in Oddsock, Swoop and Toggle – all of whom join Sackboy to explore a world filled with creativity and imagination to defeat the evil schemes of Hugh Laurie’s nefarious Newton.
Fans can hear more from the newly announced member of the LittleBigPlanet™ family in an exclusive video interview here.
LittleBigPlanet™3 arrives on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 this November and is available to pre-order now.