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War of the Chosen intro
« on: June 19, 2024, 07:42:36 AM »
Favorite XCOM trivia bit: Sean Bean voiced a scientist in the intro cinematic for War of the Chosen. And yes, he dies.

(He was in the booth recording VO for Civ 6, we asked him for the favor and he did it. Stand up guy.)

Starting around 1.10 min in.
XCOM 2 War of the Chosen Intro - Opening Cinematic

“We asked him for the favor and he did it. Stand up guy”: Sean Bean Succumbs to Death (Again!) with Surprise Cameo You Won’t Know About in Beloved Gaming Franchise
Did you know this secret cameo?
Sean Bean, the well-known actor for his work in Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings has starred in many other projects across entertainment. From Robot Chicken to Hitman 2, he’s more than Ned Stark or Boromir. Recently, a former Firaxis Games developer recalled his favorite piece of trivia.

Bean voiced a character in XCOM 2 as a favor while recording for Civ 6. The dev calls him a “stand-up guy” for voicing the character who ends up dying in the same cutscene. The actor just can’t get away from death in these roles.

Jake Solomon revealed this bit of trivia on his time at Firaxis Games. While working on the expansion for XCOM 2, War of the Chosen, the team asked Bean to voice a character for the intro cinematic.

Because Bean was already in the booth for Civilization VI to voice the narrator, he voiced some lines for the XCOM expansion too. The role was very small, not even officially credited. Bean played one of the scientists who was confronted and taken away by ADVENT soldiers. His death is not explicitly shown but Solomon confirms “yes, he dies.”

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