After much hype that the voice of Doomfist, the mysterious new Overwatch hero who was finally revealed Thursday, would be done by actor Terry Crews, fans have learned that is not the case. Instead, another actor, Sahr Ngaujah, is responsible for Doomfist’s voice.
Through the animated short and the in-game voice acting currently in Overwatch’s Public Test Realm, the voice actor clearly wasn’t Crews. Blizzard told Gamespot it was actually Ngaujah, a Broadway actor who also appeared in movies including The Signal (2007), Stomp the Yard (2007), and Money Monster (2016).
As the Doomfist hype train was going on strong in the past year, there was a clamoring to have Crews, a highly publicized celebrity fan of the game, play the voice of the character. Fuel was added to the fandom when Crews petitioned for the part, and even did a mock audition for it. He was even invited to Blizzard HQ, but the result was instead Ngaujah.
Unlike any other hero in Overwatch, Doomfist was known much in advance to his release. His name and legend was woven into the fabric of the universe as a character that was talked about, but never fully revealed. His name and weapon was even mentioned in the cinematic trailer of the game, indicating that the development team has been sitting on the idea of Doomfist for some time.
The new offensive dive-happy hero is now available to play in the PTR, with his abilities unsurprisingly centered around his ability to punch things.
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