Dragon Quest IX Gets a Little Help from Seth Green
Posted by James Newton
Contains potentially fatal amounts of geek
Just when you thought your anticipation levels for Dragon Quest IX couldn't get any higher, along comes Nintendo with a new celebrity endorsement to kick your excitement up just another little notch. It may not be quite Beyoncé Knowles advertising Rhythm Paradise, but Seth Green's comical turn in this advert for the upcoming DS RPG may convince a few gamers to pick up Square Enix's epic title when it lands in North America on July 11th.
Leaf through the press release below and prepare yourself for the first advert, with the second one to follow in a due time.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Actor/producer Seth Green will appear in new ads for Nintendo’s forthcoming DRAGON QUEST IX®: Sentinels of the Starry Skies™ video game, lending his personality to two different ads highlighting the game. In the campaign, Green uses examples of the game’s deep customization options to help teens make decisions about which friend they should take to a concert, and what to wear on a date. The first of the humorous ads will premiere in U.S. movie theaters today prior to screenings of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and is currently airing on television.
Launching exclusively for the Nintendo DS™ family of hand-held game systems on July 11, DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies is the latest entry in the popular DRAGON QUEST adventure series. It includes rich customization options that allow players to create their own in-game characters using a vast selection of clothing, weapons, special items and abilities. Players can also connect wirelessly with friends and share their adventure at any time in a cooperative multiplayer mode. The game has already become a social phenomenon in Japan, selling 4.2 million units.
Seth Green is co-creator/executive producer/co-writer/co-director/main voice talent for the Emmy-winning Robot Chicken series, which airs on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Green won Annie Awards for directing and writing the Robot Chicken: Star Wars specials, which both debuted as the No. 1 TV DVD upon release. He’s an executive producer and voices the villain in Adult’s Swim’s Titan Maximum. He and his Stoopid Monkey Prods. partner, Matthew Senreich, are also consulting on Lucasfilm’s animated STAR WARS comedy series and are doing a pilot presentation for Fox.
Green has starred in films including all three Austin Powers films, The Italian Job, Party Monster, Without a Paddle, Can’t Hardly Wait, Old Dogs and dozens more. Next up, Green is the star of Disney’s upcoming feature, Mars Needs Moms.
This advert is now one of the better entries on Green's resume.