The Best Video Game Performance of the Year at The Game Awards went to Neil Newbon, who voiced a popular character in Baldur’s Gate 3. Here’s what you need to know about the man behind Astarion.
Newbon went up against other popular characters in games like Spider-Man and Final Fantasy, but his role in Baldur’s Gate 3 really stood out in the gaming community. Astarion was an unforgettable companion for many RPG fans.
“This is unreal. I just want to say… I know I don’t have much time… Thank you so very, very much for everyone who voted. To the writers of Astarion, the directors, my fellow actors… 248 incredible actors who gave their heart and soul… To my agents… One thing I will say, please, the community has reached out to say they were seen and represented when they lost hope, brought them together and gave them someone to push through,” Newbon said at The Game Awards.
Who does Neil Newbon voice?
Aside from Astarion, Newbon has also voiced:
- Resident Evil 3: Nicholai Ginovaef
- Resident Evil Village: Karl Heisenberg
- Detroit: Become Human: Elijah Kamski and Detective Gavin Reed
Who is Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3?
Astarion is a popular companion you can bring with you in Baldur’s Gate 3. He is basically a vampire spawn. Over a century ago, Astarion was going to die when a vampire lord in Baldur’s Gate, Cazador, found him and turned him into a vampire. During the the game, you find out that Astarion seems troubled by his past but he still does some evil stuff now. In fact, he often wants to kill innocent people.