Hugh Laurie is to voice a LittleBigPlanet character.
The acclaimed actor has been announced as the voice of LittleBigPlanet 3's villain Newton, which will see the 55 year old star opposite his long-time comedic partner Stephen Fry, who he has previously worked with on A Little Bit of Fry & Laurie and Blackadder.
The House star explained that he was surprised at how comfortable he felt voicing a video game for the first time, saying: "It's not nearly as different as I might have thought 10 years ago; storytelling is storytelling, whatever form it takes and I'm attracted to anything I can do for the first time.
"This seemed to me to be so completely charming, witty and lovingly done that I was very taken with it."
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The game will once again see Sackboy return, but with the added benefit of three brand new hand-stitched heroes, Oddsock, Swoop and Toggle, who will help the protagonist to defeat Hugh Laurie's evil character, Newton.
Sean Millard, Creative Director at Sumo Digital added: "We were keen to attract the best possible voice talent we could for LittleBigPlanet 3 and who better could we ask for than Hugh Laurie?
"Hugh brings both the kind of humour and sense of darkness we were going for; we knew he'd be perfect as Newton, plus it pairs him up once again with Stephen Fry!"
Stephen, 57, will reprise his role as the game's narrator following the worldwide success of the first two games.
LittleBigPlanet 3 will be released on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in November.
- Bang! Showbiz