Blizzcon 2009 – The New Kerrigan Queen of Blades is Tricia Helfer

I’m back home.  Blizzcon was a blast. I’m a bit bummed I missed some of the panels I wanted to check, but the IncGamers network needed me to record video of some panels that DirecTV were not covering such as the WoW Class Panel, the WoW / Diablo 3 Press Q&A, and Game Systems Panel.

On the Starcraft II end, Blizzard shocked fans cold revealing that Glynnis Talken is no longer the voice of Kerrigan the Queen of Blades.  The honors go to Battlestar Galactica actress Tricia Helfer who has voiced for Command and Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath, Spiderman: Web of Shadows, and Halo 3:Orbital Drop Shock Trooper.

As a Blizzard fanboy, I haven’t had many grudges over decisions the developer teams have taken over their games in the past seven years.  The Sargeras / Eredar oops, the Draenei spacegoats crashing on Azeroth—I forgive all that, and digest it as new lore even if they are retcons.  The nerf galore on classes, ok—not world shattering. We move on, and adapt.  The Diablo 3 art direction?  Who cares the game is AWESOME.

But … not hiring Glynnis Talken to voice Kerrigan the Queen of Blades?  I’m not happy folks.

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  • EnGal

    Tricia Helfer is great, I’m happy for this. There might have been some decision or internal conflict related to the ancient voice actress, we will never know.

    Or maybe it’s an artistic direction. Metzen decided that Tricia Helfer, in his mind, was more suited to do Kerrigan and the image of her he wanted to transmit.

    Time will tell if it’ll be a good choice. From the BSG serie, I think it will.