That’s a Wrap on ‘There Came an Echo!’

I just spent three days in the studio recording for “There Came an Echo,” a real time strategy video game set for release on February 1, 2015 for Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Steam. This game is next level. Players can use a voice control system to play the game and direct their units, so it’s like they’re really in the game. The future is here, folks.

I play Grace, a 19-year-old out for blood and vengeance. Angry, tough, a true bad ass and a pivotal character in the story, Grace is currently my favorite character I’ve ever voiced. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Jason at Iridium Studios for casting me!

The plots and character development in video games are evolving more and more, and it’s such an exciting time to be part of the industry. The script for “There Came An Echo” read like a movie, and the cast recorded the scenes as a group. This was a nice change of pace from the solo records that have, up until recently, been the norm for video games. As video game scripts evolve, I think group records are going to become the norm.

Anyway, enjoy these pics from behind the scenes, and be sure to pick up “There Came an Echo” next year!

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From left: Ashly Burch (Val), Me, Jason Wishnov (Iridium Studios)

From left: Wil Wheaton (Corrin), Laura Bailey (Miranda), Ashly Burch (Val), Jason Wishnov (creator), Me! (Grace), Cindy Robinson (Farrick), Josh Saiwetz (director).

From left: Wil Wheaton, Laura Baily, Ashly Burch, Jason Wishnov, Me!, Cindy Robinson, Josh Saiwetz.

Final Fantasy Type-0 and Final Fantasy Agito Coming Soon

Coming soon to PS4 and Xbox One! You can hear me as Mutsuki in “Final Fantasy Type-0” and “Final Fantasy Agito.” I am a badass school girl who uses a ball and chain as a weapon. Plaid has never looked so intimidating.

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There is no official release date yet, but I’m hoping it’ll be soon. I’ve been waiting a long while for this project to come out, and from what I’ve read on the blogosphere, so have the fans!

 

Hear Me in These New Audiobook Titles

I feel like I am the luckiest audiobook narrator in the biz, because I pretty much exclusively narrate middle grade and YA fiction. Even though my teen years are past me, I am one of those adults who still enjoys reading YA fiction, so these jobs never really seem like jobs to me. I’m reading these books for pleasure anyway (especially the Sara Shepard ones. Always the Sara Shepard ones.)

Here are some of the titles I’ve worked on this year, plus a link to listen to a clip on Audible.

“The Swap” by Megan Shull. Seventh graders Ellie and Jack find themselves in a Freaky Friday situation when they switch bodies. I narrate all of Ellie’s chapters, while Jesse Bernstein does the Jack chapters. And yes, the awkward questions like “how do boys um… go to the bathroom?” are addressed. Hilariously.

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“Middle School: Ultimate Showdown” by James Patterson and Julia Bergen. Did you know James Patterson writes middle grade novels? James Patterson writes middle grade novels. His characters are so smart and witty, it almost makes me want to go back to those awkward years. Almost. I voice Georgia Khatchadorian, while Bryan Kennedy voices my pain-in-the-neck brother, Rafe.

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“Sure Signs of Crazy” by Karen Harrington. A 12-year-old girl spends her summer uncovering the family secret… what happened to her mentally ill mother after she drowned her and her twin brother when they were two-years-old. Her brother did not survive, and her dad has been moving them from tiny Texas town to town ever since.

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A Snicker of Magic” by Natalie Lloyd. When 12-year-old Felicity arrives in Midnight Gulch, TN, she wants to stay forever. But first, she has to bring the magic back to town. Full of whimsical characters, beautiful dialogue and a town that will make your imagination run wild, this book was such a treat!

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“The Bear” by Claire Cameron. This audiobook took me into the mind of the 5-year-old heroine, Anna, whose parents are attacked and killed by a bear when they’re on a family camping trip. Anna and her 3-year-old brother survive, and this is their story.

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“The Stepsister’s Tale by Tracy Barrett. A new twist on the classic Cinderella tale… this story will take you into the world of one of the stepsisters, her mentally ill mother, and their descent into poverty.

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These are just a few of the titles I’ve been lucky to work on this year. For a full list of all the audiobooks I’ve narrated, just do a quick search for my name on Audible.com. I am in the studio this week recording more audiobooks, which I can’t wait to unleash on the world. Happy listening!

Guesting on AfterBuzzTV

The podcast and YouTube channel AfterBuzz TV has brought me on twice to talk about voice acting and my role as Leafa in “Sword Art Online.” This is so much fun, I could do it every day. I may need my own talk show.

My solo interview:

A guest for The Sword Art Online After Show: