Strewth! Aussie accent confirmed for Mad Max game

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Nic Healey can usually be found on a couch muttering about aspect ratios and 7.1 channel sound - which is helpful given that he's the home entertainment guy at CNET.

One of the surprise announcements of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was an open-world action-adventure game set in the same post-apocalyptic universe of the Mad Max film series.

(Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia)

There was just one problem: Max had a generic American accent. Deliberately so.

One of the Australian journalists shown the game, Stephen Farrelly from AusGamers, was less than impressed, and quickly kicked off an online petition to give Max back a proper "Strine" sound.

This morning, Christofer Sundberg, founder and executive producer of Avalanche Studios, capitulated to the fan outcry. He tweeted:

The petition currently has 2865 signatures — a small amount in terms of fan base, but obviously a vocal crew when it came to social media.

There's no word on who will voice the iconic role in the upcoming games, so feel free to suggest voice actors in the comments below.



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DanailD posted a comment   
Bulgaria

http://furg.net - the new Maxgames?

 

ClancyB posted a comment   

Mel Gibson. For obvious reasons.

 

JenniferK posted a comment   

I would like to hear either Hugh Jackman or an actor who is well known and popular in Australia but unknown to America do the voice. Hugh would be good but it would also be nice to give a relatively unknown actor a boost to his career.

 

lalex81 posted a comment   
Australia

Joel Edgerton would be a great voice actor for this project.




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