Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has revealed that actor, comedian, director, singer and author Hugh Laurie will be the voice of LittleBigPlanet™3’s villain, Newton,while Stephen Fry once again reprises his role as the much-loved narrator.
“We were keen to attract the best possible voice talent we could for LittleBigPlanet 3 and who better could we ask for than Hugh Laurie? Hugh brings both the kind of humour and sense of darkness we were going for; we knew he’d be perfect as Newton, plus it pairs him up once again with Stephen Fry!” – Sean Millard, Creative Director at Sumo Digital
This voice role marks Laurie’s introduction to PlayStation’s franchise, LittleBigPlanet™, and will also see him reunited with long-time collaborator and fellow star of iconic shows including A Little Bit of Fry & Laurie and Blackadder… Stephen Fry. The latest outing is described by Sony as the ‘biggest handcrafted adventure in the series yet’. The game arrives on PS4 and PS3 this November.
“It’s not nearly as different as I might have thought ten years ago; storytelling is storytelling, whatever form it takes and I’m attracted to anything I can do for the first time. This seemed to me to be so completely charming, witty and lovingly done that I was very taken with it.” – Hugh Laurie
In the latest adventure Sackboy is back and this time he’s brought along new friends. Players will be introduced to three all-new hand-stitched heroes in Oddsock, Swoop and Toggle – all of whom join Sackboy to explore a world filled with creativity and imagination to defeat the evil schemes of Hugh Laurie’s nefarious Newton.
LittleBigPlanet™3 is available to pre-order now.