With the release of the next big update in Darkest Dungeon, the game had gotten another pulse to remind people that the game is fantastic and is still polishing itself further. One of the most notable features of the game is the voice talents of one Wayne June as mentioned in the interview with Chris Bourassa. The team are working with Valve and Wayne June to write up a brand new announcer pack for Dota 2.
Wayne June is a very notable voice talent; often does readings for audiobooks, TV, radio, animations and other such mediums. He is famous for his voice work with H.P Lovecraft readings and he is magnificent at it. It’s no wonder then that Red Hook Studios hired his expertise to be the narrator for Darkest Dungeon; a game that is gritty, dare-I-say ‘dark’ and has many connections to the eldrich horrors that is famous in Lovecraftian lore.
Thanks to the inquisitiveness of a fan it’s likely we’ll be seeing an announcer pack for Dota 2!
— Darkest Dungeon (@DarkestDungeon) June 3, 2015
This isn’t the first time Valve has approved of cameo work of narrators of other games: There has been fantastic work from Logan Cunningham’s voice from Bastion, the narrator from The Stanley Parable, Kevan Brighting and Terry Wilton who narrated the Trine games. Fans have been clamoring for this for a while and with good reason; his voice is perfect for this! This a fan made announcer pack that you can check out to see how good his voice is!
Hopefully there will be more of these available. It’s not easy being able to produce an insanely good announcer pack that fills in all the voices needed for every single necessary scenario on screen, but I have faith in the writing that Red Hook will create and I know it’ll definitely be worth a purchase!