New Sonic voice actor Roger Craig Smith attended London’s MCM Expo today to help promote Ubisoft’s new game Assassins Creed Brotherhood, in which he plays the role of Ezio Auditore De Firenze, but that didn’t stop him from gladly speaking to Sonic fans at the event too. SSMB Members Doctor Sonic and Jaymeister got to meet Smith briefly and both had nice things to say about the voice actor.
Jaymeister feels he has a passion for his role as Sonic:
It was also interesting when I talked to him at MCM. He actually noted how there wasn’t the best reaction to the original Alton Towers clips, so I guess that may have also been an influence.
Really nice guy though, I can tell just by our 2 minute conversation, he really cares about his role and is very willing to listen to feedback in order to give what the fans want. He just seemed totally natural when talking to the fans, be they of Assassins Creed or Sonic. I hope to meet him again one day.
Doctor Sonic found out some interesting information from Smith behind the voice direction for Sonic:
I met Roger today at the MCM expo in London. Hes a really nice guy and was very happy to talk about voicing Sonic.
Without me even mentioning the deepness of his Sonic voice he said he had been told by Sega that they wanted Sonic to sound older. From what he said it sounds like Sega consider this to be an important factor in the current relaunch of Sonic.
So there you go, the deeper voice is what Sega wants, so it looks like it will be staying,
If you recall the clear and unedited Alton Towers voice clips, Smith did portray a lighter voice for Sonic back then when compared with the voice we revealed as part of a joint-exclusive with Sonic Retro and Sonic Wrecks yesterday.
Have a listen to both voice clips below for comparison and share your thoughts on the voice direction in the comments.
Clear and unedited Alton Towers voice clips:
Sonic Colours cutscene:
Roger Craig Smith will be back at the MCM Expo tomorrow if you missed out today and would like to meet him. More information about the Expo can be found at the events official website.
Thanks to Doctor Sonic and Jaymeister at the SSMB for the information.