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Shiny! The Return of Washburne and Firefly Online Player Voice Actors Revealed

Two amazing things happened this week for Firefly Online. First, we learned that Courtney Taylor and  Wil Wheaton will be the voices to the player’s  avatars, courtesy of The Mary Sue. Second, Firefly Online released a YouTube video featuring the return of a certain character…

via imbd

Courtney Taylor‘s résumé has tons of voice acting in it. She had a variety of roles in Destiny and Star Wars: The Old Republic. Taylor also voiced the characters Juhani in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Jack from Mass Effect 2. On TV, she voices several characters on The Regular Show, including Starla and Audrey.

 

 

 

 

(via WilWheaton.net)
(via WilWheaton.net)

Wil Wheaton is most well-known for his role in Star Trek: Next Generation as Wesley Crusher and plays himself as Sheldon’s semi-nemesis on The Big Bang Theory. Wheaton’s blog made the announcement:

“Wil Wheaton has joined the FFO voiceover team and will be playing the part of you — that is, he will be giving voice to the male player character. We couldn’t be more excited that Wil is taking on this huge part. (There’s lots of Chinese cursing too!)”

 

 

Next part, up until this point, Alan Tudyk‘s role was unannounced in the game…and now we know why. Our beloved pilot, Hoban “Wash” Washburne, is back in action and taking to the skies! (spoilers in the video below)

This means that the entire game timeline will be taking place before the fateful events of Serenity. I’ve gotta say, it’s a relief.

If you’ve never watched the show before, you really, REALLY, should. Here’s something to wet your whistle…

Firefly Cast Then... (via IGN)
Firefly Cast Then… (via IGN)

Firefly, at its most basic level, is an American western in space, space written by Joss Wheedon, the mind who brought you Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Avengers.  The show aired on FOX for one season before they stupidly cancelled it. The cast returned for a full-length film, Serenity, a few years later, and then fans were once again plunged into a lifetime of depravity…until now.

 

 

Firefly Online is a soon-to-be-released massive multi-player online role-playing game, or MMORPG for short. The game will be playable on Windows, OSX, iOS, and Android devices. Oh and it’s Steam Powered. All that’s available for now is to explore their website or Steam to get the companion news and information app, the Cortex.

The game-play will feature some incredibly diverse customization features and a very interesting formula that allows the non-playable characters (NPC) for you to recruit or will leave you to join another crew that will hunt you down.

...And Now (via Big Damn Geeks)
…And Now (via Big Damn Geeks)

ALL of original main characters of the show are returning to help you navigate the ‘verse: Captain Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), Zoe Washburne (Gina Torres), River Tam (Summer Glau), Shepherd Book (Ron Glass), Kaylee Frye (Jewel Staite), Jayne Cobb (Adam Baldwin), and Simon Tam (Sean Maher).

 

Are you a fan of Firefly? What are your favorite moments or episodes? What are you looking forward to most in the Firefly Online Game? It’d be mighty shiny if ya dropped us a comment below. And while yer at it, reach out with Twitter and Facebook, savvy?

 

 

 

Amanda Fox Rosowski

Amanda cut her teeth on her dads old Tandy before graduating to SNES and beyond. An accomplished guild leader in multiple titles and sucker for console RPGs; Amanda spends most of her free time with a bit of tech in her hands. With a life philosophy derived from a Spock quote and more passport stamps then shoes; she is a well-traveled nerd with the urge to pontificate.