Film and television star, Freddie Prinze Jr., has been confirmed as the voice of one of the companion characters in Bioware’s upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition. Taking on the role of the Iron Bull, Prinze will provide the voice for the large qunari warrior who will join players in the franchise’s next installment as a potential party member. In addition to announcing the famous actor’s involvement with Dragon Age: Inquisition, the developer also released a new video on their official blog on Friday in which Freddie Prinze Jr. discussed his performance as the Iron Bull.
The third entry of the Dragon Age series won’t be the first time that Freddie Prinze Jr. has lent his voice to a character in a Bioware title. Fans of the developer’s popular science fiction franchise may remember Prinze’s performance as James Vega in Mass Effect 3. However, while comparing the two roles, Freddie Prinze Jr. revealed that the personality differences between Vega and the Iron Bull required the actor to take a different approach for the qunari.
Prinze described Mass Effect’s James Vega as a loyal soldier who would follow orders without question. The Iron Bull, however, doesn’t take orders from anyone. That doesn’t mean that the qunari refuses to get along with players, but he considers himself to fight alongside the Inquisitor as an equal rather than a subordinate. The Iron Bull was compared to a masterless samurai that exudes confidence in his fighting prowess at all times.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is heading to Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, and last-gen consoles on Oct. 7. As one of the title’s many companion characters, Freddie Prinze Jr. will breathe life into the qunari warrior. The game will feature a total of nine different companions of varying classes that players will be able to adventure with. Each party member will have their own personality, fighting style, and backstory.