Celebrities That Have Featured in Video Games
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That said, Ariana Grande is not the first celebrity that has ventured into the video game world. Here are some other celebrities that have sneaked into our video games over the years!
Cyberpunk 2077: Keanu Reeves
Cyberpunk 2077 has arguably one of the most iconic announcement trailers of all time. When it was presented to us during E3 2019, all of us were in awe when we saw Keanu Reeves popping up on the screen.
Being one of the most anticipated games at the time, having Keanu Reeves as a feature was the icing on the cake.
While the game itself has received mixed reviews, no one can deny that one of the game’s highlights has got to be the Keanu Reeves welcomed appearance.
Beyond: Two Souls: Elliot Page
Ever since Juno and Inception, Elliot Page has been rocking the movie industry and him stepping into the video game universe is pretty awesome!
Elliot plays the role of Jodie Holmes, the game’s lead that possesses supernatural powers and the game’s premise being Jodie being haunted by an entity called Aiden, themed around life after death.
The game’s visuals are extremely beautiful and the gameplay is very laid back in nature so non-gamer fans of Elliot Page can very easily pick this game up.
Onimusha Series: Takeshi Kaneshiro
Takeshi Kaneshiro is one of the very few Asian celebrities that have made a mark in both Western and Asian cinema. If that isn’t enough, Takeshi Kaneshiro also has some video game credits to his repertoire.
The game’s central figure, Akechi, is modelled after Takeshi, simulating his facial features and expressions. And for a game dating back to 2001, we must say that the graphics stood the test of time pretty well.
Loosely based and set during the Sengoku period, the game has a similar vibe to the Devil May Cry series, but we will still give Onimusha some bonus points, just because Takeshi Kaneshiro is in it!
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint: Jon Bernthal
Jon Bernthal and his frequent appearance in gritty films like Sicario and The Accountant is probably evidence that his video game feature should also be within the genre.
Just like Keanu Reeves with Cyberpunk 2077, Bernthal also announced his role in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint during E3 2019.
Unlike most of the celebs that we have mentioned thus far, Bernthal will not be the protagonist of the game and instead, the antagonist.
We think that this is a welcomed change as emphasising on the antagonist’s development can be a breath of fresh air to a game’s storytelling and narrative.
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare: Kevin Spacey
Before Kevin Spacey’s fall from grace, Spacey‘s voice and character model was seen in Call of Duty Advanced Warfare where his expertise in delivering villainous roles is ideal for the game’s main villain, Jonathan Irons.
We must say, despite his scandal, Spacey’s addition to Call of Duty is pretty perfect. One evidence to support this is his portrayal in House of Cards which more or less share a similar character setup which he admittedly peformed splendidly.
Tekken 7: Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is probably most known for his role as Negan in the Walking Dead series.
In Tekken 7, Jeffrey reprises his role as Negan and is featured as a DLC character. Wielding a bat as his weapon, Negan is one of the few crossovers of Tekken 7 and the first from a TV series.
His facial features are rendered into the model and iconic lines taken from the Walking Dead series are also included.