Lance Henriksen confirmed for Colonial Marines

Expect to hear a distinctly familiar voice in Gearbox’s upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines; Lance Henriksen has signed on to voice Rook, a Weyland-Yutani synthetic.

Explained CEO Randy Pitchford during the company’s community day last week: “The synthetics manufactured by Weyland-Yutani all look the same, and so Lance [Henriksen] is involved. There’s a synthetic named Rook that has the same likeness as Lance, and the same voice.”

William Hope from Aliens has been confirmed as well. He’ll be taking on the role of Commander T. Shannon.

Both actors also lent their talents to last year’s Rebellion-developed Aliens vs Predator.

As announced last week, Colonial Marines will arrive on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (and maybe Wii U) in ‘spring 2012’.