Elias Toufexis, the voice actor who portrayed razor wire-gargling trenchcoat enthusiast Adam Jensen in Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Mankind Divided, has revealed that he’s also voicing player character Takkar in Ubisoft’s newly announced Far Cry Primal.
Toufexis, notable for a) not being Troy Baker or Nolan North and b) summoning a level of graveliness for Adam Jensen’s voice that Nick Nolte himself couldn’t match, broke the news of his involvement via Twitter:
— Elias Toufexis (@EliasToufexis) October 6, 2015
Ubisoft’s casting decision is an obvious snub on Chuck Rock, who it is believed has been out of work since the mid-nineties. Toufexis, however, has an IMDB page brimming with videogame and TV work.
He voiced Jacques Roux in last year’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Andriy Kobin in Splinter Cell: Blacklist (nope, I don’t remember him either), and has lent his tones to indie titles I am Alive and The Long Dark.
The very fact that Takkar, a Stone Age hunter whose tribe faces daily threat from rival tribesmen and local wildlife, even has a voice actor tells us a lot about Far Cry Primal. Firstly, and most obviously, that there will be dialogue – that’s not a given in a game with a prehistoric setting.
Secondly, that the dialogue will almost certainly be in English. No words were spoken in Primal’s reveal trailer, but you’d imagine Ubi wouldn’t have splashed out on a prominent voice actor such as Toufexis if they didn’t have a serious amount of script in mind.
Meanwhile, Adam Jensen’s latest adventure, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is due out February 2016.