Resident Evil 6 Ada Wong voice actress Courtenay Taylor confirmed that she won’t be voicing Ada for Resident Evil 2 remake. Like what happened to the voice actor for Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield, Taylor is another casualty of Capcom’s move to go non-union for voice talents. Fans won’t be hearing her from Ada Wong in the upcoming Resident Evil 2 remake.
A Different Ada
“Unfortunately, no. I loved voicing Ada Wong and would happily do it again if a Union project comes around,” Taylor said on her official Twitter account. Taylor’s performance as Wong and her doppelganger was great in Resident Evil 6. She also voiced Wong in Damnation and Operation Racoon City. Here’s a trailer from GameTrailers featuring some of Taylor’s work as Wong.
Resident Evil fans will hear somebody else voicing Ada Wong in the remake. In a way, this move makes sense since she’s younger in Resident Evil 2, though voice actors are pretty versatile in adjusting their range.
The Voice Actors Strike
Capcom’s choice to go non-union means that they won’t be hiring any voice actors that are members of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) organization at the moment. The organization has gone on strike and are not taking jobs from certain video game developers. Capcom isn’t one of those targeted companies but they’ve resolved to exclusively hire non-union voice actors for their games at the moment.
Leon Kennedy’s voice actor, Matthew Mercer, and Claire Redfield’s voice actress, Alyson Court, confirmed that they won’t be able to reprise their role because of the same restriction.
Ada Wong in Resident Evil 2
Wong appears late in Leon’s campaign and briefly worked for the Umbrella figureheads. Both characters help each other out throughout the campaign. Eventually, you’ll be able to play as Ada Wong in a small part of Leon’s story. At the end of Resident Evil 2, Ada Wong is one of Leon’s allies despite her affiliation to Albert Wesker.
More than an alternative character to play in Leon’s story, she’s a breath of fresh air once you see her fight alongside you during the campaign. Playstation’s Resident Evil 2 was nerve-wracking for its time due to its stiff controls, horror visuals, and tense scenarios. Having Wong as a companion that has your back even for just a brief time helps a little bit in your journey.
Resident Evil 2 Remake
Right now, Resident Evil 2 remake development progress is still a mystery as Capcom showed nothing about it during E3 2017. However, seeing news about its voice recordings means that there’s some progress in making this title. Capcom has also recently told Collider that we will see the game “soon”.
Unfortunately, no. I loved voicing Ada Wong and would happily do it again if a Union project comes around ???? https://t.co/bElPLSqO2j
— Courtenay Taylor ?? (@courtenaytaylor) June 22, 2017