Did you notice the Prince in Ubisoft's new Prince of Persia
game sounds exactly like Nathan Drake from Uncharted
? In a Q&A on the PlayStation.blog
, Ben Mattes said the selection of Nolan North was "entirely intentional." North's portrayal of a Indiana Jones-esque character in Uncharted
landed him the role of the Prince. "When we were designing the character of The Prince and trying to identify his personality, the two characters we returned to most often were Han Solo and Indiana Jones. Both, of course, played by Harrison Ford. Nolan North showed in his characterization of Nathan Drake an uncanny resemblance to Indiana Jones both in terms of tone and delivery. We thought it particularly appropriate given the heavy influence of these characters in the writing of The Prince that the voice actor we use be one who manages to capture the essence of the influencing characters deeply."
With North returning in Uncharted 2
in the not-too-distant future, it seems like he has a pretty good voice acting career ahead of him. Prince of Persia
will be available in stores this week.