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Lance Henriksen to Feature in ACM

On June 11, 2011 Gearbox Software had a Community Day for fans. The studio confirmed at the event that actor Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Alien 3, AvP, AvP 2010) is one of the guest stars set to lend his voice for the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines videogame. He will be playing Rook, a Weyland-Yutani synthetic.

The synthetics manufactured by Weyland-Yutani all look the same, and so Lance [Henriksen] is involved. There’s a synthetic named Rook that has the same likeness as Lance, and the same voice. He’s Bishop from the movie.” – Randy Pitchford

Other guest appearances include William Hope (Aliens), who will be portraying Commander T. Shannon in the game. You can listen to a full recording of the panel and presentation here.



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  1. TheMonolith
    As the years have gone on Lances voice has got more i dunno..shagged out do you think that he will try and soften his voice simular to Aliens since... nevermind maybe this model has been upgraded since hes called Rook. *shrugs*

    I heard they are going to address this in the game.  Rook is going to be quite different than Bishop and have a whole bunch of alternative interests besides being a marine.  Rook is also a singer in a band that is famous for performing slow-paced, love ballads.  Rook is fan of Michael Bolton and his favorite song is "When a Man Loves a Woman."
     ;D

    I'll Go. I mean Im the only one qualified to dance the two step waltz anyway.
    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic1.spreadia.com%2Fimages%2Fb5ee4a%2Fobj_c525560d2f2bb2b346166a12ce5b239db6372ec7.jpg&hash=30155d59df20d026269db4a203c7d13f
    While playing Charles Bronson.
  2. Fujimaster
    As the years have gone on Lances voice has got more i dunno..shagged out do you think that he will try and soften his voice simular to Aliens since... nevermind maybe this model has been upgraded since hes called Rook. *shrugs*

    I heard they are going to address this in the game.  Rook is going to be quite different than Bishop and have a whole bunch of alternative interests besides being a marine.  Rook is also a singer in a band that is famous for performing slow-paced, love ballads.  Rook is fan of Michael Bolton and his favorite song is "When a Man Loves a Woman."
     ;D

    I'll Go. I mean Im the only one qualified to dance the two step waltz anyway.
    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic1.spreadia.com%2Fimages%2Fb5ee4a%2Fobj_c525560d2f2bb2b346166a12ce5b239db6372ec7.jpg&hash=30155d59df20d026269db4a203c7d13f
  3. Ash 937
    As the years have gone on Lances voice has got more i dunno..shagged out do you think that he will try and soften his voice simular to Aliens since... nevermind maybe this model has been upgraded since hes called Rook. *shrugs*

    I heard they are going to address this in the game.  Rook is going to be quite different than Bishop and have a whole bunch of alternative interests besides being a marine.  Rook is also a singer in a band that is famous for performing slow-paced, love ballads.  Rook is fan of Michael Bolton and his favorite song is "When a Man Loves a Woman."
     ;D
  4. 9th_Stew
    As the years have gone on Lances voice has got more i dunno..shagged out do you think that he will try and soften his voice simular to Aliens since... nevermind maybe this model has been upgraded since hes called Rook. *shrugs*
  5. Darkbladepred2.0
    Yay split screen! Yay Lance!

    (The Alien 3 character I'm still not sure if he is an android or not.)

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tgfb.net%2Fdrama%2Fsrc%2F130528286141.jpg&hash=11502f215e7c0279b1b9a9aacd88dc20

    Oh no... Trying to debate this... It's like...
    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdorrys.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2009%2F11%2Fdemotivational_02.jpg&hash=5707085737342ac8a8ea58f9689af758

    So... Yay Lance!


  6. Terx2
    "Weyland Yutani building more androids" should be there motto. Lance Henriksen is a good actor I couldn't see anyone else playing Bishop, Karl Bishop Weyland and Bishop 2 (The Alien 3 character I'm still not sure if he is an android or not.)
  7. TheMonolith
    Lnace is having a pretty good run with voice acting.
    It's the stuff where he is on film where he is having trouble.
    Same with Keith David. Not suprised they got him back. He is always welcome.
  8. Space Sweeper
    The splitscreen is awesome news; it seems to be ignored way too much in games nowadays. I hope it's stacked screens though, I f**king hate when they're in seperate corners. Stacked is a much better way because it keeps the proper aspect ratio and it's not disorienting. Also, larger seperate screens. I hope they do up to 4 players as well...
  9. Prime113
    I think I'm more excited that William Hope is involved than Lance, but I do like Lance of course. Splitscreen and LAN are great and should be standard from now on like a sprint button.

    Yes they should. I'm tired of online only co-op. I's don't have Xbox Live  :(

    And also, what's the big problem with the "Mutant" Aliens. They were exposed to all that radiation....right? So wouldn't there be some changes?
  10. BOUNTY HAUNTER
    Oh, dear lord...::)

    Hey, you know what would be fun?  If we could just whip out some of those old AvP2010 threads and put them side-by-side with these.  The posts are exactly the same.

    I'm sorry...I don't mean to be rude or sound like a broken record.  You guys have every right to be excited about this if you want, but I've learned my lesson from SEGA and the AvP franchise.  The more they talk about this game, the more red flags keep popping up.

    The "crusher" Alien..?  "Irradiated by nuclear fallout"..?  (lol!)  Are you serious?  Give me a break.  So they're going to have the Kenner toys running around in Hadley's Hope now.  (lol!)  Sorry, but I just can't stop laughing at the thought of it.  It all sounds pretty cheesy to me.  Will he fly around and carry a SADAR, too?

    I can't wait to see what else they've thrown in there.   ::)

    With all due respect, guys...I really would urge you to keep your expectations in check.  It's more and more apparent to me that this is just another cheap movie tie-in game that they allowed to collect dust on the shelf for years until they could rush it out the door in time to capitalize on Ridley's prequel.  End of story.  We already know that SEGA won't support it, so...I guess I just don't understand what everyone is so excited about.

    So with regard to all of this (seemingly unfounded) enthusiasm, I think Ripley said it best:  "I hope you're right...I really do."

    But I'm not holding my breath.




    "Oh, no!  Look out!  It's...the CRUSHER!"

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.planetavp.com%2Fconrad%2FGorilla.jpg&hash=e5601275897e4313fdd0bf2141daea8d

    RAAAAAWWWWWRRRRRR!

    (lol)
  11. Cap. Fitzgerald
    In the time of Aliens, yes really.

    And I'm not so much worried about that crusher because it seems like there aren't going to be say more than one.
    Its not mutant xenos omg I hate them already because they'll look like shit
    It's a mutant Xeno that looks like an Alien with a slightly different head and larger build.
  12. Ash 937
    Now Ash is all pissed off.

    Not pissed...but a little concerned.

    I hope this game doesn't turn out to be a complete repeat of Aliens.  The same guys that played Bishop and Gorman are going to be back for this game.  And now it turns out the Bishop will return for this game...with a brand new, original name.  That doesn't sound too original to me.  It also appears that some of the missing marines will be referenced and/or make a cameo for this game.  Hmmmmmmm....  :-\ 

    Does anyone here think it might feel strange to hear the voice of an entirely new character that sounds exactly like Gorman??

    Originally, we were told that the setting for the game would consist of entirely new locales that would expand what we know and understand about the mythology of the Aliens universe.  Concept art for this was released for this a few years ago and it looked great.  But the last time I checked, it was stated that the entire game would be broken into three acts set in completely familiar environments; The Sulaco, Hadley's Hope, and The Derelict. 

    I just hope that a few new things can be introduced here besides "the crusher" alien that's already been reported on.  A "true sequel" to Aliens, as this game was described, entails a continuation of a story to me...not a repeat of an old one.

    Time will tell.
  13. MrSpaceJockey
    I was thinking about the name Rook for a synthetic yesterday, like in chess with Bishop and all, and is clearly what they were going for.

    I would rather have him play salvaged Bishop, or pissed off Michael Bishop from Alien 3 (complete with torn off ear), but I suppose a new character would be okay.
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