A rare video game performance was hidden in the 2012 stealth-action game
Carrie Fisher, the iconic actress who portrayed Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, died Tuesday following a massive heart attack last week. She was 60.
Though she was an hugely important figure in pop culture, Fisher rarely performed in video games – even Star Wars titles. Her voice work as Princess Leia was included in this year's release of Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but she hadn't appeared in any titles previously.
What very few gamers may realize was that she recorded a handful of lines for the 2012 release of Arkane Studios' first Dishonored game. Her voice was hidden as an Easter Egg – you only heard her if you killed the male propaganda officer in Dunwall Tower during the mission "Return to the Tower." Later in the game you would hear her distinctive voice coming over the public address system telling people not to "interfere with the regular transfer of deceased persons to disposal centers in the Flooded District" or that "any disturbance in the region of Dunwall Tower this evening has been the result of a previously scheduled training exercise."
Though her role was tiny, creative director Harvey Smith remembers her as "gracious, funny and creatively open."
It's a little thing, but Carrie Fisher was gracious, funny and creatively open when we worked with her for a small role in #Dishonored. RIP.— Harvey Smith (@Harvey1966) December 27, 2016