**Title: MythForce Unveils Legendary Voice Actor Mark Meer as the Sinister Vampire Lord, Deadalus, in their Cinematic Trailer**
*Experience the captivating performance of Mark Meer as he breathes life into the evil vampire lord, Deadalus, in the highly anticipated MythForce game.*
September 2023 – The voice behind some of gaming’s most iconic villains, Mark Meer, will lend his talents to the latest antagonist in **MythForce**, the action-packed fantasy game from Aspyr. Meer, renowned for his iconic portrayal of Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect trilogy and various characters in Baldur’s Gate, is set to deliver a spine-chilling performance as the malevolent vampire lord, Deadalus.
**MythForce** has released a captivating cinematic trailer that introduces players to the dark and twisted world of Eldryth. Within the trailer, gamers get a taste of the immersive gameplay dynamics and enrapturing story that await them in this roguelike adventure. The narrative-driven game takes inspiration from Saturday morning cartoons, blending swords and sorcery with gripping first-person combat.
In an exclusive interview with **Xbox Wire**, Mark Meer shared his inspirations and insights into the role of Deadalus. When asked about the actors who influenced his portrayal of the villain, Meer attributed his performance to the legendary Tim Curry, drawing inspiration from his roles as Darkness in “Legend” and Frank N. Furter in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” He also cited Alan Rickman’s portrayal of the Sheriff of Nottingham and Christopher Lee’s iconic Dracula as key influences.
Speaking about the joys of playing villains, Meer expressed his fondness for characters like Doctor Doom, Darth Vader, and Skeletor. He revealed that playing a villain allows actors to relish in their character’s wickedness and embrace the opportunity to chew the scenery. Their extravagant performances often make the portrayal of a villain more enjoyable than that of a hero.
As an accomplished voice actor with a successful career in gaming, Meer has dedicated countless hours to his craft. While Meer admitted to being engrossed in games like Red Dead Redemption 2 and the Fallout series, he mentioned that his most extensive gaming hours were spent in the Fallout universe, particularly in Fallout 4. Meer’s passion for gaming is deeply intertwined with his love for tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs), where he first honed his acting and improvisational skills.
Meer highlighted the similarities between acting and running TTRPGs, emphasizing the importance of collaboration, acceptance of ideas, and supporting fellow players. His extensive experience with TTRPGs, including his early voice acting gig in the original Baldur’s Gate II game and his recent return to the Forgotten Realms, has allowed Meer to bring valuable lessons and insights into his voice acting performances.
When asked about his favorite Saturday morning cartoons, Meer expressed fondness for shows based on beloved licenses. He specifically mentioned the Super Friends show, “Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians,” and the “Dungeons & Dragons” cartoon. Meer’s love for these cartoons is rooted in nostalgia, as he even collected action figures of the main characters. He cherished these shows, which were often designed to sell toys, and believed they stood out due to their connection to the beloved licenses.
Looking to the future, Meer revealed his desire to play a Marvel Universe villain, with Doctor Doom being at the top of his list. He did note that he had already portrayed a character resembling Doctor Doom in Tiny Plastic Men, but he still aspired to bring the classic Marvel supervillain to life in a future project.
In discussing his role in **MythForce**, Meer mentioned being friends with Nikki Rae Hallow (Hulowski) and expressed his preference for the character Victoria. However, as a fan of spellcasters in tabletop RPGs, he also leaned towards Maggie. When asked how Deadalus would defeat his favorite hero, Meer envisioned a Mortal Kombat-style “Finish Him!” fatality move, packed with spine-ripping action and gore.
**MythForce**, developed by Aspyr, offers players an immersive and ever-changing world to explore. Whether battling evil alone or teaming up with friends in co-op mode, players will experience a thrilling dungeon crawl filled with treasure, traps, and terrors lurking around every corner. The game captures the nostalgic spirit of Saturday morning cartoons and combines it with responsive combat and engaging RPG elements.
Take up your sword, wield powerful magic, and join the legendary heroes of MythForce as they face off against the tyrannical vampire lord, Deadalus. Are you prepared to confront the malevolent creatures and overcome the daunting challenges that lie ahead?
**MythForce** is now available for purchase on the Xbox Store, compatible with Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. Immerse yourself in the ultimate roguelike adventure and become the hero that Eldryth desperately needs.