EA has announced that Starbreeze Studios’ Syndicate reboot will enlist some Hollywood talent to voice the game’s characters, including Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Men in Black II, Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity) and Michael Wincott (The Crow).
Dawson will be taking on the role of Lily Drawl, an agent under the employ of the EuroCorp syndicate–the same one that the protagonist is involved with, as it happens. Dawson’s character isn’t particularly happy with syndicate rule, however, and finds herself conflicted.
“I’m amazed how videogames have become so deep in story, delivering fantastic worlds and memorable characters rivaling big Hollywood films,” said Dawson. “I was excited when EA approached me to play Lily Drawl in Syndicate. She’s an interesting and strong female character. How cool is it to play the mastermind who designed the military chip inside the player’s head!”
Cox will be voicing Jack Denhem, a character that EA describes as being a “ruthless” corporate figure behind the EuroCorp syndicate. Wincott’s character, Jules Merit, is said to be a “highly regarded senior agent” with quite a few successful operations under his belt.
Syndicate is due out on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 21.