InFamous 2's radically redesigned protagonist, Cole will be voiced and acted by Generation Kill actor, Eric Ladin, Sucker Punch has told CVG's man at E3.
Ladin, who also voiced Ellis in Left 4 Dead 2, was chosen because the sequel's set to require both voice and motion capture work, director Nate Fox said.
"We got a new actor primarily because we were capturing action and audio at the same time," he offered. "The old Cole was just a voice actor and since we're starting motion capture work we wanted to get someone who had the physicality and the voice, which we get simultaneously so we have more nuance in our performance."
On Ladin, the InFamous director said: "We auditioned a ton of people and he walked in and just felt like a superhero. It was kind of freaky actually because he kind of owned the room. He's a friendly, good guy... it seems important that your hero is someone you'd want to have a beer with."
The Sucker Punch man also revealed a startling secret to our man at the show: the only reason main character Cole had no barnet in the first game is because they didn't think they could pull off hair technically.
"Part of the reason Cole had a shaved head in the first game was because we didn't think we could do a good job of rendering hair very well on the main character," said Fox. "Now we have better technology and we can give him a sweet head of hair - and lord knows if I could grow out my hair I would do it."
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