Castlevania: Mirror of Fate's Vocal Talent Has a Scottish Ring To It
Posted by Damien McFerran
Meet the actors behind the Belmont clan
As well as releasing a swanky new trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, Konami has given a few more details on the basic story, as well as revealing the actors who will be lending their vocal talents to the game.
Mirror of Fate focuses on Simon and Trevor Belmont, who - in the alternative universe created for the Lords of Shadow series - are both descendants of Gabriel Belmont. Gabriel will be a playable character early in the game, prior to his transformation into Dracula. Also appearing is Dracula's other son Alucard, although at this stage it's not known how he fits into the alternative timeline (with difficulty, we're guessing).
Esteemed Scottish actor Robert Carlyle returns to voice Gabriel/Dracula, and is joined by fellow countrymen Alec Newman and Richard Madden.
Carlyle rose to fame following his portrayal of the slightly mad Begbie in Danny Boyle's seminal movie Trainspotting, and has since starred in numerous critically acclaimed films and TV shows, including The Full Monty and Stargate Universe.
Simon Belmont is voiced by Alec Newman, who is possibly best known in the US for his role in the TV adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune. In the UK he's currently appearing in the drama Waterloo Road, and has done voice over work for other video games, including Star Wars: The Old Republic and Dragon Age 2.
Richard Madden utters the words of Trevor Belmont, and will be instantly recognisable to fans of the fantasy TV series Game of Thrones, in which he plays the role of Robb Stark.
So there you have it - Castlevania's cast is packed to bursting point with Scots, so don't be surprised if Dracula is seen wearing a kilt, eating haggis and playing the bagpipes during the game's 20 hour duration.