In this article, we learn more about the evil vampire lord, Deadalus, featured in the cinematic trailer for the video game MythForce. The voice of Deadalus is none other than Mark Meer, known for his voice performance as Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect trilogy and various characters in Baldur’s Gate. In an exclusive interview, Meer shares his inspirations for the role and insights into playing villains.
Interview with Mark Meer
In an exclusive interview for Xbox Wire, Aspyr Marketing Specialist Matthew Ray sits down with Mark Meer, the voice behind Deadalus, to discuss his inspirations and experiences in voicing villains.
Inspiration for the Role
When asked about his inspirations for the role of Deadalus, Meer mentions the influence of Tim Curry, particularly his performances in “Legend” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” He also cites Alan Rickman’s portrayal of the Sheriff of Nottingham and Christopher Lee’s iconic Dracula as sources of inspiration.
The Joys of Playing Villains
Meer expresses his love for playing villains, noting that he has always been a fan of characters like Doctor Doom, Darth Vader, and Skeletor. He enjoys the design of villains and the opportunity to have fun with their roles.
When asked about the video games that have consumed the most hours of his life, Meer mentions Red Dead Redemption 2 and the Fallout series, particularly Fallout 4, where he spent countless hours building settlements in the game.
Lessons from Roleplaying Games
Having experience as a game master in tabletop RPGs, Meer shares that there are similarities between RPGs and acting. Both involve collaborative storytelling and the importance of supporting and making fellow players look good. He credits Dungeons & Dragons as his first acting and improv experience and reflects on his voice acting roles in the Baldur’s Gate games.
Favorite Saturday-Morning Cartoons
As a fan of comics, Meer recalls watching cartoons based on various licenses in the ’80s. He mentions the Super Friends show and its toy line, as well as the “Dungeons & Dragons” cartoon. He also shares his fondness for “The Real Ghostbusters,” “Spider-Man,” “Masters of the Universe,” and the Canadian show “Rocket Robin Hood.”
When asked about a role he’s eager to play, Meer reveals his desire to portray a Marvel Universe villain, specifically Doctor Doom. He mentions that he had a similar experience playing the character Doctor Von Chaos in a TV show called Tiny Plastic Men.
Favorite MythForce Hero
Meer mentions that his favorite MythForce hero is Victoria, played by his friend Nikki Rae Hallow. As Deadalus, he imagines a Mortal Kombat-style finisher move with intense action and gore while acknowledging that it might be too ’90s for the ’80s-influenced game.
Get Ready to Play MythForce
With its captivating world and unique gameplay, MythForce is now available for purchase on the Xbox Store. Join the heroic team of MythForce and embark on an adventure through the ever-changing Castle of Evil.
MythForce is a roguelike adventure that combines swords and sorcery with first-person combat. Inspired by Saturday morning cartoons, the game offers a nostalgic experience that’s easy to pick up and play. Each playthrough makes the player stronger, and they must level up, uncover magical artifacts, and face hordes of enemies in an immersive fantasy dungeon-crawl. The game features an ever-changing castle with treasure, traps, and terrors. Players can brave the dungeon alone or join forces in co-op mode with up to four players.
Meet the Heroes of MythForce
MythForce introduces a legendary team of heroes: Victoria the valiant Knight, Rico the charming Rogue, Maggie the wise Mage, and Hawkins the deadly Hunter. Together, they form the heroic MythForce team whose mission is to defeat the vampire lord, Deadalus, and save Eldryth from tyranny.