Actor Davin Mack, who voiced Sonic in the animated series Sonic Prime, told VGC about his attitude to the fact that famous actors are used to voice various game characters instead of professional voice actors.
According to Mac, he understands that this is for marketing purposes, but still, Devin would like to see the trend change sometimes:.
I’d love to see a professional voice actor in the field. But in general, I understand why it’s all about marketing. Being able to voice a character is a very specific skill.
For example, Sonic from Sonic the Hedgehog was voiced by Ben Schwartz, and in the sequel, Nakluz was voiced by Idris Elba. They’re good actors, but voice acting isn’t their main line of work. That’s what Mac’s talking about.
In Sonic Prime, Sonic’s fierce battle with Eggman has devastating consequences for the universe, forcing the blue hedgehog to travel to other worlds to save his own. The series will feature many familiar characters, including Tales and Knuckles.
The series will premiere on Netflix on December 15.