It seems to be the case, yes. Returnal is next on our agenda here at IndieGala. A game that we’re especially excited about. Why? Well, because it is available right now (just a couple of days ago). And because it gives us a great opportunity to focus on one really talented actress that’s part of it. Jane Perry.
Look, there’s no shortage of articles devoted entirely to the career of incredibly talented actresses. Whether it’s Hollywood actresses like Jennifer Lawrence (the rumored star of Horizon Zero Dawn’s film adaptation). You can read our article about Jennifer here. Or acclaimed voice actresses like Ashly Burch. Her talents didn’t remain unrecognized and underappreciated here that’s for sure. You can check out that article here.
Returnal: What’s It All About?
We’re here about Jane Perry, and her alone. However, before we continue with the presentation of her career highlights, I think a nice reminder of the game is very much needed here.
Developed by Housemarque and published by PlayStation PC LLC, Returnal is a fantastic third-person shooter roguelike game for you. It follows Selene Vassos. An astronaut who lands on the planet Atropos in search of the mysterious “White Shadow” signal and finds herself trapped in a time loop.
After crash-landing on this shape-shifting world, Selene must search through the barren landscape of an ancient civilization for her escape. Isolated and alone, she finds herself fighting tooth and nail for survival. Again and again, she’s defeated.
And of course, forced to restart her journey every time she dies. Through fast, relentless gameplay, you’ll discover that just as the planet changes with every cycle, so do the items at your disposal. Every loop offers new combinations, empowering you to push your boundaries and approach combat with a different strategy each time.
You’ll explore, discover and fight your way through an unforgiving journey, where mystery stalks your every move.
Returnal is available to order here at IndieGala for Steam. Hurry up and get it now.
Returnal & Jane Perry: Love The Game, But Love Jane More?
We sure do. Jane is one in a million. Talented redhead with a range of seasoned auteurs. Her career spans many directions (and decades) and there’s so much to know about her body of work. Seriously. If You take a closer look at her IMDB page, you’ll notice that her first voice-acting job dates from 1979. Yes. That’s the first credit that Jane has on this database. It was for the animated action-adventure Galaxy Express 999, and she voiced the American version of the Shadow character.
She spent the remainder of the 80s providing voice work for numerous Japanese anime but it was in the 90’s that she ventured out into American television and video games. Back then she had episode appearances in TV shows like The X-Files and Millennium (which is also awesome). She’s also classically trained actresses and acted on stage in UK and Canada as well. And let’s not forget. She was part of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Oscar-winning movie, Phantom Thread. How cool is that?
However, her voice work in the video game industry began in 2010 with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.
A Versatile Artist With Immense Talent
Yes, she is. Jane has also worked as a motion capture artist but it’s her voice work in the video game industry that brought her the most acclaim for her. She was Dr. Goodhead In 007 Legends, Diane Verlaine in Alien: Isolation and she voiced multiple characters in Dreamfall Chapters, Grey Goo and Soma. Jane was also part of games like Quantum Break, Steep and Mass Effect: Andromeda.
However, if you ask Jane’s fans about her most famous work, then they’ll definitely go with the role of Diana Burnwood in Hhitman. Furthermore she was Rogue Amendiares in CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077. And let’s not forget about As Dusk Falls and Returnal. Her two games from 2022. Jane won the BAFTA Award for Performer in a Leading Role at the 18th British Academy Games Awards for the role of Seline. And you can bet your sweet behind that Returnal is not the last thing you’ll be seeing Jane in.
What’s Next For Jane?
Well, if you take a closer look at her upcoming projects, you’ll notice that Jane has two upcoming and very interesting projects. The first is Rift. An animated project that is still awaiting release. While the second cool project is Squadron 42. The game was developed by Chris Roberts and his development studio Cloud Imperium Games. But did you know who are Jane’s co-stars in this game? Oh, just a few talented actors by the names of Gary Oldman, Liam Cunningham, Ben Mendelsohn, Andy Serkis, Mark Strong and Mark Hamill. Gillian Anderson is there as well, and we can’t wait for the release of Squadron 42.
But for now, you can check her out in Returnal. A game that won several accolades, including Best Game at the 18th British Academy Games Awards. Don’t forget to check out Returnal.
Returnal: What’s Your Take?
Are you a fan? And what’s your favorite Jane Perry voice role? Is it Diana in Hitman? Or Seline in Returnal. Let us know. We’d love to know all about it.