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A full break-down of all the main voice actors and cast you need to know about in The Last of Us Part 2.

The Last of Us Part 2 is a fantastic game and you can’t bring a story like this to life without a cast of amazing voice actors to help breathe life into the characters. Whether you’re trying to figure out who plays Ellie, or just trying to see which of your favorite voice actors appear in the story, we’ve got the info right here.

The Last of Us Part 2 voice actors and cast

There are a lot of characters in The Last of Us Part 2. While we could no doubt go on for hours about all of the wonderful performances, we’ve decided to limit this article to the main cast of the game. Just to keep things a bit more focused.

The main cast of The Last of Us Part 2 is broken down into the following members:

  • Ellie – Ashley Johnson
  • Joel – Troy Baker
  • Dina – Shannon Woodward
  • Tommy – Jeffrey Pierce
  • Jesse – Stephen A. Chang
  • Abby – Laura Bailey

Looking for more information on each character and voice actor? We’ve got you covered there to. Let’s break things down a bit more.

Ellie – Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson plays Ellie in The Last of Us Part 2.
Ashley Johnson plays Ellie in The Last of Us Part 2.

Well known for her role as Ellie in the first game, Ashley Johnson returns to take on the revenge-driven survivor one more time. If you didn’t recognize her from the first game, then changes are you might recognize her as Patterson from the television show Blindspot, or even as various characters like Yasha from Critical Role. Other fans mine even recognize her as the voice of Terra in Teen Titans Go!

Johnson has had an extensive list of credits throughout her time in the industry, and you can learn even more on her official IMDB page.

Joel – Troy Baker

Troy Baker brings Joel to life in The Last of Us Part 2.
Troy Baker brings Joel to life in The Last of Us Part 2.

Few names are as widely recognized in the voice acting industry as Troy Baker. Having made appearances in games and animated media for years, Baker is as professional as they come. Many may recognize him as Higgs from last year’s Death Stranding, or even as the voice of Samuel Drake in Uncharted ellie– another big Naughty Dog series. No matter how you splice things up, Baker is a well-known name in the industry, and he brings a ton of talent and shine to any project he works on.

For more information about Troy Baker’s past credits, head over to his IMDB page.

Dina – Shannon Woodward

Dina is voiced and played by Shannon Woodward in The Last of Us Part 2.
Dina is voiced and played by Shannon Woodward in The Last of Us Part 2.

Dina is a new character in The Last of Us universe, but that doesn’t make her any less important than series’ mainstays like Joel and Ellie. As a close friend and romantic interest for Ellie, Dina plays a vital role in helping the troubled girl come to terms with everything happening around her. Dina is brought to life by Shannon Woodward, who many may recognize as Elsie Hughes from Westworld, or even from her time as Sabrina on Raising hope. Her list of credits isn’t nearly as long as some others on this list, but that doesn’t stop her from delivering an absolutely fantastic performance as one of Ellie’s closest allies.

For more on Shannon Woodward’s history in film and voice acting, head over to IMDB.

Tommy – Jeffrey Pierce

Jeffrey Pierce brings Tommy to life in The Last of Us Part 2.
Jeffrey Pierce brings Tommy to life in The Last of Us Part 2.

While mostly considered a side character in the first game, Tommy takes a much more defined role in The Last of Us Part 2. Jeffrey Pierce returns to the role of Joel’s brother as he joins Ellie, Dina, and the others on their journey. Of course, Pierce delivers a striking performance – one that fits well amongst his past credits which include his role as Trevor Dobbs in Bosch.

As always, you can head over to Pierce’s IMDB page for more info on his past acting gigs.

Jesse – Stephen A. Chang

Jesse is played by Stephen A. Chang in The Last of Us Part 2 on PlayStation 4.
Jesse is played by Stephen A. Chang in The Last of Us Part 2 on PlayStation 4.

Despite his importance to the plot in The Last of Us Part 2, Jesse feels more like a side character than a main character. Still, he plays a vital part in Ellie’s journey and we felt it important to include him alongside the rest. Jesse is brought to life by Stephen A. Change, an actor known for his appearances in Artificial and other smaller television shows and projects. He delivers a great performance as Jesse and helps to bring the world of The Last of Us Part 2 to life through added emotion and depth from the character.

For more info on Stephen A. Chang’s history, head over to IMDB.

Abby – Laura Bailey

Abby as played by Laura Bailey in The Last of Us Part 2.
Abby as played by Laura Bailey in The Last of Us Part 2.

Lending her vocals to bring Abby to life is well-known voice actor Laura Bailey. Bailey has worked on many a project within the gaming industry alone and has appeared in the hit D&D show, Critical Role on many an occasion. Most players will probably recognize her as the voice of Kait Diaz in Gears 5, as well as the voice of Mary Jane Watson in Marvel’s Spider-Man on PlayStation 4.

A full listing of all of Laura Bailey’s credits can be found on her IMDB page.

Of course, there are other key characters in the game’s story, which include the following characters and actors.

  • Owen – Patrick Fugit
  • Manny – Alejandro Edda
  • Lev – Ian Alexander
  • Nora – Chelsea Tavares
  • Mel – Ashly Burch
  • Maria – Ashley Scott
  • Jerry – Derek Phillips
  • Isaac – Jeffrey Wright

While we chose to focus on the main cast in this article, that doesn’t mean that any of the characters and voice actors not listed in this article are any less deserving of their credit, and you should definitely head over to the game’s IMDB page for a more in-depth look at the cast and crew that helped bring Naughty Dog’s latest adventure to life. You can also head over to our The Last of Us Part 2 guide for more helpful information and content.

Joshua holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and has been exploring the world of video games for as long as he can remember. He enjoys everything from large-scale RPGs to small, bite-size indie gems and everything in between.

Source: https://www.shacknews.com/article/118832/the-last-of-us-part-2-voice-actors-and-cast

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Evo 2020 canceled after co-founder abuse allegations

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Fighting game tournament Evo 2020 has been canceled after co-founder Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar was accused of assaulting a minor. The esports tournament, which announced in May that it was going online-only in the wake of COVID-19, will now not go ahead. In a tweet, Evo said that it was parting company with Cuellar, who “will no longer be involved with Evo in any capacity.” Co-founder Tony Cannon will now lead the company, “prioritizing greater accountability across Evo, both internally and at [its] events.” 

Ars Technica reports that Cuellar was accused of assault by Mikey “Crackpr0n” Pham while the latter was a teenager. After his story was posted on Twitter, a number of high-profile players and commentators said they would not take part in this year’s tournament. Cuellar subsequently appeared to acknowledge the accusations in a tweet, saying that he has done things he is “not proud of,” and expressed remorse. Shortly after publication, Evo cancelled the event and dismissed Cuellar from his role. 

A number of video game publishers, who partner with Evo to run the tournaments, sought to distance themselves from the event. In a statement, Capcom said that it would not participate, “in light of the recent accusations of misconduct.” NetherRealm, publisher of Mortal Kombat 11, said that it was withdrawing “in solidarity with those who have spoken out against abuse.” Evo has said that refunds will be issued to all players who had already paid to participate, and that an equivalent donation will be made to Project Hope, an organization training healthcare professionals around the world. 

This is the latest in a series of reckonings in the gaming industry rocked by allegations of sexual abuse. Yesterday, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot pledged reform after a number of people came forward to talk about their experiences of harassment and abuse. Similarly, the Twitch community has been confronting a number of high-profile streamers accused of harassment.

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EVO Online canceled & Mr. Wizard to leave company amid sexual misconduct allegations

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Following allegations of sexual misconduct against Joey Cuellar, EVO Online has been canceled and EVO will cut ties with Cuellar. Tony Cannon will be take his place as acting CEO

In the wake of various victims of sexual and toxic abuse and harassment coming forth to speak on their experiences, a bombshell hit today. An accuser came forth with allegations against EVO CEO Joey “Mr Wizard” Cuellar. EVO Onlline has since been canceled, and the EVO organizaiton has announced they will be parting ways with Cuellar as Tony Cannon takes his place as acting EVO CEO.

The matter began when late on July 1, 2020, FGC competitor Mikey “Crackpr0n” Pham posted a detailed account of a 2001 situation in which Joey Cuellar allegedly goaded Pham into showing him his penis, for which Cuellar apparently gave Pham $20. Pham was also reportedly 17 years old at the time of the incident. In the wake of the allegations on July 2, 2020, the EVO organization released a statement announcing that Cuellar had been placed on administrative leave as a third-party investigation was carried out. That was not enough for some. It wasn’t far after that both NetherRealm Studios and Capcom announced they would pulling Street Fighter 5 and Mortal Kombat 11 respectively from EVO Online events.

Cuellar finally spoke to the allegations late on July 2, 2020 as well. He did not deny what he was accused of and instead offered an apology to the fighting game community at large.

“I’m sorry,” Cuellar wrote. “I never meant to hurt anyone. I was young and reckless and did things I’m not proud of. I have been growing and maturing over the past 20 years, but that doesn’t excuse anything. All I have been trying to do is become a better person. Once again, I’m truly sorry.”

Nonetheless, following the accusations and Cuellar’s statement, the EVO organization saw fit to officially begin cutting ties with Mr. Wizard. As Cuellar exits the company, EVO co-founder Tony Cannon will take his place in ongoing operations. EVO Online has also been cancelled and refunds for any purchases made on the event will be processed in the upcoming days.

Accusations against Cuellar come alongside a wave of victims coming out against sexual and toxic abusers across the gaming industry. The Smash Bros competitive scene in particular saw a number of high profile players accused of sexual misconduct, with Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada, Richard “Keitaro” King Jr., D’Ron “D1” Maingrette, and Jason “ANTi” Bates among the names with credible accusations against them. Nairo was dropped from NRG Esports and ANTi has been dropped from T1 following the allegations against them.

EVO finds itself in a sorry state this year. EVO Online was a solid attempt at shifting the competition to a digital format, but as change happens in the industry and victims come forth to share stories, EVO could not find itself outside the wake of accusations. Nonetheless, as Tony Cannon steps in where Cuellar left off, hopefully the marquee fighting game organization and event can become a better, safer place for the community it serves.

TJ Denzer is a player with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. When he’s not handing out beatdowns in the latest fighting games, exploring video game history, or playing through RPGs with his partner, he’s searching for new food and drinks in the constant pursuit of good times with good people inside and outside the South Texas area. You can also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

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Off-Roading Simulation Game ‘MudRunner’ Is Coming to Mobile as ‘MudRunner Mobile’ This Month with Pre-Orders Now Live on the App Store

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Saber Interactive and Focus Home Interactive brought out MudRunner to consoles and PC back in 2017 as an off-roading simulation game. In MudRunner players were tasked with transporting logs to a destination across various open maps and access to nothing but a map and a compass. Each map played differently and there were also various vehicles. MudRunner Mobile from Focus Home Interactive has gone live for pre-order on the App Store revealing some details for the release and the price alongside a release date. MudRunner Mobile includes 15 open world maps and 16 vehicles. Watch the trailer for the original release below:

MudRunner Mobile releases on July 15th for $5.99. While it does mention in app purchases on the App Store listing, as of this writing, they are limited to a single DLC which is free. I never got around to playing this on any console and it looks like a fun pickup and play experience. If you’re interested in checking it out, you can pre-order MudRunner Mobile on the App Store for iOS here and on Google Play for Android here (not live yet). The store pages even have some screenshots of how the game interface looks for touch. Check out the official website for the game here. Have you played MudRunner or SnowRunner on any platform before?

Source: https://toucharcade.com/2020/07/03/mudrunner-mobile-release-date-price-preorder-ios-android-focus-home-interactive/

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