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'Henry Rollins' Voices 'Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter'

by Rainier on April 8, 2003 @ 5:30 p.m. PDT

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that hard rock front man (Black Flag, Rollins Band), actor ("The Chase," "Johnny Mnemonic") and spoken word artist Henry Rollins has signed on to voice the role of Mace Griffin in the upcoming video game "Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter." The sci-fi action game will be available second quarter 2003 for the Xbox, the PlayStation2 and GameCube.

"Henry Rollins is the ideal cast for Mace Griffin, a futuristic frontier lawman who is rough around the edges but possesses a keen sense of right and wrong," said Philip O'Neil, SVP Sales & Marketing, Vivendi Universal Games. "Vivendi Universal Games identified Rollins' voice and talents as perfectly in line with its vision for Mace and specifically targeted him for this role."

Outspoken artist Henry Rollins made his onstage debut in the 1980s as lead singer for LA hardcore band Black Flag. After the band's breakup in 1986, Rollins started a new musical outfit, the Rollins Band, which has released nearly a dozen records. Over the past decade, Rollins' career has branched out from music to include spoken word tours, including an upcoming Spoken Word DVD out this fall, the authoring of numerous books and journals for his own 2.13.61 publishing label, and appearances in a diverse array of TV and film productions, from hosting MTV specials to his upcoming movie "Bad Boys 2."

"Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter" takes place hundreds of years in the future, where both human and alien settlers are rapidly colonizing the galaxy. The player will assume the role of an ex-Special Ops officer, Mace Griffin. Against a backdrop of corporate, political and religious intrigue, Mace Griffin is framed for being involved in his comrades' deaths. After spending time in prison, he becomes a bounty hunter, a vocation that gives him access to classified information and a means to aggressively pursue his search for the people who framed him. The game itself is a mixture of first-person action set on alien worlds and intense combat in the depths of space.

"Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter," developed by Warthog, will have a suggested retail price of $49.99 and an ESRB rating of "M" for Mature.

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