Introducing Hugh Laurie as the voice of Newton!
That’s right! The mischievous Newton is being voiced by none other than Stephen Fry’s long-time comedic partner… Hugh Laurie!
We have naturally always been big fans of Stephen Fry, so when it came to deciding upon a voice to act as his dastardly counterpart, we couldn’t help but think that bringing Hugh Laurie on as the voice of Newton would be just the perfect double act for LittleBigPlanet 3. We couldn’t be happier to have him on-board!
That’s not all, though! Our brand new Adventure is filled with all kinds of wonderful characters, new Creator Curators, and more NPCs than ever before in a LittleBigPlanet game. So we needed a wonderful array of voices to help bring all these characters to life.
We don’t want to get all spoiler-y before you even have a chance to discover Sackboy’s newest story for yourself, but we wanted to let you know that you will have the opportunity to listen out for the likes of top names Peter Serafinowicz (Shaun of the Dead), and Simon Greenall (Alan Partridge, Wimbledon), along with video game stalwarts such as Nolan North (UNCHARTED series, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor) and Tara Strong (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, The Fairly OddParents).
Last but by no means least, we have one final tease for you.
We have some additional voices returning from a previous LittleBigPlanet adventure that will be making a very welcome return when they reunite with Sackboy in his latest escapade.
Mum’s the word for now though. We’re already saying too much!
Maybe, just maybe, one of your favorite characters will be making a return though.
You can meet up with these returning voices; along with Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, and the rest of our amazing cast when LittleBigPlanet 3 launches on November 18th, 2014.
We’re so excited to bring you Sackboy’s biggest adventure yet later this year, and we can’t wait to hear what you think of everybody that he and his new friends meet.
There's a moment in LittleBigPlanet 3 where Hugh Laurie's villainous Newton, an effete British lightbulb with an egg timer built into his bowler hat, faces down his conscience, berating him with his greatest fear: that nothing he creates will ever be good enough, has never been good enough. It's a fear that LittleBigPlanet players will be familiar with, given the creative possibilities presented by the series. The feeling is more pronounced this time around, and the overwhelming diabolical genius at work in LittleBigPlanet 3 is almost a cause for alarm.
The first and second games in the series felt like a toy box, with developer Media Molecule providing about 3 or 4 hours of examples of how it could be utilized. In contrast, LittleBigPlanet 3, now helmed by Sumo Digital, is the first to feel like the pre-formed game at its core is meant to be a showstopper, an abundant showcase of greatness, a dare to the player to push the envelope even further. Lucky for us, for those who decide to rise to the challenge, they have never made creation easier or more satisfying than it is now.