Tales of Kenzera: ZAU Reveals Swahili and English Voice Actors 34534

Tales of Kenzera: ZAU Reveals Swahili and English Voice Actors

Electronic Arts and Surgent Studios revealed the Swahili, and English voice actors for Tales for Kenzera: Zau. It was also confirmed Swahili voices will be available at launch.

The list of actors includes notable names like Abubakar Salim, and Steve Toussaint, both of whom recently delivered solid performances in HBO’s House of the Dragon. Joining them is Tristan D. Lalla, known for Adéwalé in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Freedom Cry, along with Abraham Popoola, who played North-1 in Andor.

The full list of English, and Swahili, voice actors can be found below with a notable series/characters they’ve done in the past.

The English voice cast, with their respective character and credits, includes:

  • Zau and Zuberi: Abubakar Salim, Surgent Studios founder and BAFTA-nominated actor [Raised by Wolves, House of the Dragon, Assassin’s Creed Origins]
  • Kalunga: Tristan D. Lalla [Longshot, Nurses, Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry]
  • Bomani: Steve Toussaint [House of the Dragon]
  • Liyana: Dominique Moore [Horrible Histories, Hotel Trubble, Paddington Green]
  • Mama: Letoya Makhene [Home Wrecker]
  • Sabulana: Simona Brown  [Behind Her Eyes]
  • GaGorib: Abraham Popoola [GaGorib, Griot Lamp, Atlas, Star Wars Andor]

The Swahili cast, with their respective character and credits, include:

  • Zau and Zuberi: Neville Misati [Rafiki]
  • Kalunga: Maqbul Mohammed [Weakness]
  • Sabulana: Amalie Chopetta [Holiday Fiance]
  • Bomani: Melvin Alusa [Mission to Rescue]
  • Liyana: Grace Nyokabi 
  • Mama: Edith Ithongo’o [Igiza]
Press Release

Those interested in learning more about Tales of Kenzera: Zau can find the official overview below. A demo is also available for download on PC.

Tales of Kenzera: Zau Voice Overview

A grieving boy begins to read a Bantu tale written by his late father. Adventure into the beautiful and treacherous lands of Kenzera as Zau, a young shaman who bargains with the God of death to bring his Baba back from darkness.

With your cosmic powers and untried courage, you advance into unknown mythological lands. Once bursting with life, Kenzera is now rife with lost ancestral spirits. As Zau advances toward his goal, three mighty beings lie in wait, fearsome in their strength yet somehow strangely familiar. Will you embrace the dance of the shaman?

Become the warrior shaman – Embark on a poignant single-player story shaped by actor Abubakar Salim’s own experience with grief, discovering how love gives us the courage to press on after devastating loss. As Zau, you must face your own emotions to become a worthy Nganga: a spiritual healer. Own your journey alongside mythical characters and formidable foes from whom you will gain valuable life lessons.

The Dance of the Sun and Moon Masks – Wield cosmic powers from the Sun and the Moon to defeat restless spirits in rhythmic combat, from ordinary warriors to the mighty Impundulu or GaGorib. Manipulate time and crystallize enemies using the power of the Moon mask or launch fiery spears with the Sun Mask, all in meticulously hand-crafted animations. Leap, glide, and unlock abilities to advance through the Highlands, Woodlands and Deadlands in this metroidvania-style adventure.

Set foot in a mystical realm – Discover a universe inspired by Bantu tales, rich with untold lore of chaos and order, memories of ancient shamans, sacred spirits and fascinating creatures. Journey through mystical 2.5D realms awash with colour and depth, emboldened by multi-award-winning composer Nainita Desai’s enchanting original score.

Crafted by Surgent Studios, the entertainment studio founded by actor Abubakar Salim (Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Raised by Wolves) and published by EA Originals, Tales of KenzeraTM: ZAU takes you on a thrilling emotional journey inspired by the rich myths of Bantu cultures.

Xbox Listing

Tales of Kenzera: Zau is set to release on Apr. 23 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC. It was also confirmed PlayStation Plus Extra, and Premium subscribers will be able to download Tales of Kenzera: Zau for free on release.

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