If you were wondering about the voice actors who made the cinematic trailer of Diablo 4 exceptional in every way imaginable, look no further. They played their roles to perfection and importantly, helped in giving credence to the dark and gritty atmosphere that the much-awaited sequel is gunning for.
Starting with the mysterious pale-white stranger who has been speculated to be none other than Rathma, a first-generation nephalem and the first son of Lilith and Inarius in the lore. He was voiced by Anthony Howell, a rather recent but notable name when it comes to voice actors in the games industry. His history from the past few years includes voicing characters like the Monitor in Anthem, Edward Pierce in Call of Cthulhu, Jonathan Reid in Vampyr, Gaspard de Chalons in Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Samuels in Alien: Isolation.
Next is the priest (or scholar) who joined the bandits not for treasure but for knowledge. He was voiced by Abubakar Salim, another notable name from the groups of voice actors in the games industry. He’s also probably the most familiar of the lot, having voiced Bayek in Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Rokhan in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth.
Abubakar Salim would definitely be a good choice as the new in-game narrator of Diablo 4. Deckard Cain, voiced by Michael J. Gough, perished in the last installment. However, the priest perished as well in the cinematic trailer, being the third and last sacrifice to summon Lilith. Unless the character will be narrating from the realm of the dead, Diablo 4 will have to choose from another set of voice actors, and perhaps Blizzard has already done so in that regard.
Besides the cinematic trailer, Blizzard also released a gameplay trailer to show off the playable classes. The footage was narrated by another unnamed character, bearded and in robes — perhaps the one to replace Deckard Cain? That’s uncertain for now but the narration was done by Ralph Ineson. He’s only delivered lines for a few projects such as for Charles Vane in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and for multiple characters in the game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. However, suffice to say, among all voice actors, his vocal chords are pretty fitting for a lore narrator in Diablo 4.
Diablo 4 is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The direct sequel remains without a release date and based on strong speculation, Diablo 4 won’t release before 2021, meaning that Blizzard will probably be eying a release on the next-generation consoles as well.