Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Video Interview with Nolan North.

Last September, whilst attending the Eurogamer Expo I had the privilege of meeting with Nolan North. Most gamers will know about Nolan North of course, aside from acting as Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series, he has provided the voice for Desmond Miles in Assassin's Creed, Doctor Richtofen in Call of Duty and most recently the Penguin from Batman: Arkham City.

North was in town with Richard Lemarchand showing off Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception to legions of fans. After attending the panel, I managed to somehow get myself into a Q&A session with the prolific voice actor which was filmed by Eurogamer TV. After which, North graciously met with fans, posing for photos and doing all the voices the fans love him for. 

Armed with my trusty Sony Bloggie, the fledgling freewheeling new media/games journalist that I sort of am I finally met with North and asked whether he would be able to do an interview with me. The Naughty Dog team were clearly longing to get back to the hotel after a hard day of promoting the game, but they still graciously awarded me some time. The next five minutes are the result. 

Nolan North was also publicising his book Drake's Journal which chronicles the making of Uncharted 3. A book which I have had the pleasure of reading and watching (the book contains links to behind the scenes video via smart phone camera). Suffice it to say, if you are interested in how a triple A video game is made it is a worthwhile read. It seems that with cinema there are all kinds of documentation about how the film was made, not so much for video games however, definitely a gap in the market.

Buy yourself a copy of North's book from either in traditional book form or iphone/android app. 

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