Deus Ex: Human Revolution
actor Elias Toufexis, who provided the gravely voice for hero Adam Jensen, told convention goers that he'd been hired by Ubisoft to play the lead role in Far Cry 3
, only to be replaced later. As X360A
reports, Toufexis claimed he'd recorded voice work as Far Cry 3
hero Jason Brody, work that would never be used after his starring role in Human Revolution
"In fact, I shouldn't say this," Toufexis told the MCM Expo crowd over the weekend, "But there's a game called Far Cry 3
which I'm sure you guys know, where I had played Jason Brody. I played him for two years, did the voice and when Deus Ex
came out they replaced me because they were nervous that ... 'We don't want people playing this game and thinking of another game.'"
In a world where the prolific Nolan North exists, that seems an odd turn of events. Clearly Toufexis never asked for this, but he was philosophical about how things worked out.
"It's justifiable," Toufexis concluded, "It's understandable, but my normal voice is what I used for that character too. So now it's like I'm losing work because Jensen is so popular."