Konoko Voice Actress Chosen
6:00 AM | Charles George | Comment on this story
After years of seemingly little or no progress, Bungie's long-awaited third-person action title Oni finally appears to be nearing the finish line. First Bungie revealed that the game has hit beta, and now Matt Soell has leaked the information that a voice actor has been chosen for the game's protagonist, Konoko, presumably for her cut-scene dialog. According to this comment by Matt on the Onicentral forums, they've even begun recording the audio:
Yes, although in the builds I've seen so far she's only had placeholder sounds, which at one point included a pitch-shifted Joseph Staten and (in a cutscene just before a battle) the "Let's Get Ready To Rumble" guy. Normally recording the voice acting signifies the end of a game's development cycle. Oni has recently hit Beta and was expected to ship in late October for Mac, PC and PlayStation 2, but a recent report from the ECTS expo in London suggests the game might be delayed until early 2001. When Oni does finally arrive, it will be published by Gathering of Developers.
No Oni Until 2001?
Her real voice will be provided by an actress named Amanda who has done a lot of anime voiceover work. There are some funny anecdotes I could tell about the recording sessions for Konoko's voice but this is a family page. At least I think it is.
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