The highly anticipated game, Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical, recently unveiled its all-star cast during a livestream event on Critical Role’s Twitch channel. This modern fantasy adventure, which was previously known as Chorus, will feature a mix of renowned voice actors and actresses from various gaming, television, and movie backgrounds. With a unique premise and a captivating story, the game is set to make waves when it releases on August 3.
The Premise: A College Dropout Turned Muse
Stray Gods puts players in the role of Grace, a college dropout who suddenly gains the power of a Muse. This newfound ability comes with a hefty price, as it places a target on her back. Players must help Grace unravel the mystery behind her predecessor’s death and navigate through a world full of intrigue and danger, all while time is running out.
In this adventure, players will need to rely on their charm, negotiation skills, or forceful approach to progress through various conversations and situations. One of the game’s most unique features is its fully interactive musical numbers, composed by Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory (Journey, Banner Saga), Tripod, and Montaigne, also known as Jess Cerro.
Introducing the Cast of Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical
During the April 13 livestream, the developers of Stray Gods announced the full cast list for the game, which includes a mix of well-known voice actors and actresses from the gaming world and beyond. Some of the cast members had already been revealed, such as Laura Bailey (Critical Role, Uncharted, The Legend of Vox Machina) as Grace and Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite, Uncharted) as Apollo.
Here’s the complete cast list for Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical:
- Laura Bailey as Grace
- Troy Baker as Apollo
- Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as Persephone
- Janina Gavankar as Freddie
- Khary Payton as Pan
- Ashley Johnson as Calliope
- Felicia Day as Athena
- Abubakar Salim as Eros
- Rahul Kohli as Minotaur
- Allegra Clark as Hecate
- Merle Dandridge as Aphrodite
- Erika Ishii as Hermes
- Lauren ‘Lolo’ Spencer as Venus
- Anjali Bhimani as Medusa
- Kimberly Brooks as Oracle
- Anthony Rapp as Orpheus
Here’s some interesting information about some of the cast members:
- Laura Bailey (Grace): In addition to her impressive voice acting career, Laura Bailey is also a prolific writer and director. She has been nominated for multiple awards, including a BAFTA Award for her performance as Abby in The Last of Us Part II.
- Troy Baker (Apollo): Besides his extensive voice acting work, Troy Baker is also an accomplished musician. He released his debut solo album, “Sitting in the Fire,” in 2014, which showcases his vocal and guitar skills.
- Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Persephone): Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is not only a talented voice actress but also an accomplished singer and director. She has directed several popular anime series such as Cowboy Bebop, Naruto, and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Additionally, she is the singing voice for many of the songs in the Silent Hill video game series.
- Janina Gavankar (Freddie): Janina Gavankar is a multi-talented actress, musician, and producer. She has appeared in popular TV series like True Blood, Arrow, and The Morning Show. In addition to her acting career, Janina is a classically trained pianist, vocalist, and orchestral percussionist.
- Felicia Day (Athena): Felicia Day is a versatile actress, producer, and writer, best known for her work in web series like The Guild and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. She is also an author, having written her memoir, “You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost).”
- Rahul Kohli (Minotaur): Before breaking into the world of voice acting, Rahul Kohli gained recognition for his roles in television series such as iZombie and The Haunting of Bly Manor. Rahul is also a dedicated Star Wars fan and has openly expressed his desire to appear in a Star Wars project.
- Anthony Rapp (Orpheus): Anthony Rapp is an experienced stage and screen actor with a background in Broadway productions. He is best known for originating the role of Mark Cohen in the groundbreaking musical Rent and reprising the role in the 2005 film adaptation.
A Story-Driven Adventure with a Musical Twist
Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical promises to deliver an engaging and innovative gaming experience, with its story-driven gameplay and interactive musical numbers setting it apart from other role-playing games. Players will have the chance to interact with a diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique personalities and backgrounds, as they guide Grace through her dangerous journey.
The game’s star-studded cast, along with its exceptional writing and soundtrack, is sure to captivate players and keep them hooked from start to finish. With the release date quickly approaching, fans won’t have to wait much longer to dive into the enthralling world of Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical.
Mark your calendars for August 3, when Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical is set to launch, and prepare to embark on an unforgettable adventure filled with mystery, danger, and the power of music.