In a thrilling revelation during the recent Xbox Developer Direct, MachineGames and Bethesda introduced the enigmatic Emmerich Voss, the villain in the highly anticipated Indiana Jones and the Great Circle. Portrayed by Marios Gavrilis, Voss is set to add a new layer of intrigue and challenge for players as they embark on an epic adventure alongside the iconic archaeologist, Indiana Jones.
The announcement, made over two years after the game’s initial reveal by Bethesda, showcased the unique talents of MachineGames, the development team behind the successful Wolfenstein reboots. Known for their fast-paced shooter action and compelling narratives, MachineGames promised that the new Indiana Jones game would not only continue this tradition but also integrate elements of puzzle-solving and third-person environmental traversal.
In a video shared on Marios Gavrilis’ Twitter account, the actor unveiled his role as Emmerich Voss, shedding light on the character’s motivations and characteristics. According to Jerk Gustafsson, the lead game designer, Voss draws inspiration from a desire to unravel the world’s major mysteries, establishing an unexpected parallel with the adventurous spirit of Indiana Jones himself. However, Voss diverges drastically, taking the dark path of a high-ranking Nazi scientist who employs fear and pain as tools to achieve his goals.
Described as a psychological, intelligent, and obsessive character, Voss is determined to master the intricacies of the human mind and learn the art of manipulation. Gavrilis teased fans with the promise of more exciting news related to Indiana Jones and the Great Circle in the future, leaving enthusiasts eager for further revelations.
Sharing the spotlight with Gavrilis is the renowned Troy Baker, who takes on the role of the titular character, Indiana Jones. Baker, recognized for his memorable performances as Joel in The Last of Us and Booker DeWitt in Bioshock Infinite, brings his seasoned expertise to the iconic adventurer. On the other hand, Gavrilis, though less established in the video game acting realm, has notable credits, including voicing characters in Death Stranding, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Far Cry 6.
As fans anticipate the clash between Indiana Jones and Emmerich Voss, the confirmed locations for the game promise a globe-trotting escapade. The adventurous journey will take players to diverse settings such as the Vatican City, Thailand’s Sukhothai Temples, the Himalayas, and the pyramids of Giza. While these locations have been unveiled in the game’s trailer, there’s a tantalizing suggestion that more locales remain undisclosed, adding an element of mystery to the gameplay experience.
Set in 1937, between the events of Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade, the rivalry between Indiana Jones and Emmerich Voss opens the door for potential cameos from familiar characters in the Indiana Jones universe. Fans have speculated about the possibility of appearances from characters like Marion Ravenwood or Sallah, adding an extra layer of nostalgia and excitement to the upcoming game.
With Marios Gavrilis bringing Emmerich Voss to life and Troy Baker embodying the legendary Indiana Jones, the stage is set for an epic clash of wits and wills. Indiana Jones and the Great Circle is poised to deliver an immersive gaming experience that combines the thrill of exploration, the challenge of puzzle-solving, and the excitement of encountering iconic characters in a rich, historical backdrop. As the anticipation builds, fans eagerly await the unveiling of more details, promising an unforgettable adventure in the world of Indiana Jones.