Gamers of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends are simply getting their toes moist in the present day with the launch of the brand new multiplayer mode. And as quickly because the tutorial will get going, a narrator by the title of Gyozen begins to set the stage duing a snazzy opening cinematic and subsequent tutorial. If that voice sounds particularly acquainted, it’s doubtless you’re additionally an enormous animation fan, because the voice actor in query, Greg Baldwin, can be the voice behind Avatar: The Final Airbender and The Legend of Korra’s Iroh character, in addition to Aku from Samurai Jack.
The story is barely extra sophisticated, as a result of Baldwin himself, together with the actual inflections he makes use of in these roles (a few of which have carried over for Gyozen) are his efforts to mimic the good Mako Iwamatsu, who died in 2006, and who initially performed each Aku and Iroh. Mako had a protracted and storied profession, and it was solely in his later life that he took on the acquainted roles in Samurai Jack and Avatar: The Final Airbender. After his dying, Greg Baldwin took over these roles, and studied the late actor’s strategies and inflections fastidiously to appropriately honor his work.
The brand new position of Gyozen in Ghost of Tsushima: Legends bears the unmistakable tenor and high quality of that voice, and definitely made me smile as I started my dive again into the beautiful world of Ghost of Tsushima.