Atari announced that Patrick Stewart, Captain Picard of Star Trek and Professor X of X-Men, and Michael Clarke Duncan (Daredevil, The Green Mile) have signed on for major voice roles in the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons-based video game Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone. Fantasy author R.A. Salvatore has also been tapped to write the storyline for the game, which will include the character of Drizzt Do’Urden from the author’s popular Dark Elf trilogy.
According to Atari, Stewart will play Khelban “Blackstaff” Aunsun, “a wizard of legendary power and wisdom,” while Duncan has been cast as he evil Slaad Lord Ygorl, the game’s main villain. Demon Stone will be developed by Stormfront Studios, creators of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. The game will allow players to control a fighter, a sorcerer and a rogue while fighting a wide range of fantasy creatures in the Forgotten Realms universe. It is due out for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox this fall.
This sounds like it’ll be pretty cool.