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EA Play today announced that actor Simon Pegg will be providing
the voice of supercomputer guide and companion Con-rad in Spare
PartsTM, an upcoming action adventure game for Xbox LIVE
Arcade and PlayStation
Network. Best known for starring roles in Shaun of the Dead,
Hot Fuzz and his portrayal of Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the
revamped Star Trek, Pegg will be bringing his recognizable
personality to Con-rad.
Launching this winter and developed by EA Bright Light
, Spare Parts tells the story of courageous robots Mar-T and
Chip, who find themselves dumped out with the rubbish on a strange
planet. Working together in co-op mode (either local or online),
and guided by Con-rad, the mechanical duo must find a way to repair
an abandoned space ship and escape the planet before evil Lord
Krung can dispatch his henchmen to destroy them. Searching the
hostile environments for ship parts and currency, Mar-T and Chip
will also collect upgradable action parts – such as Rocket
Boots - to unlock new abilities that will aid them as they rescue
other stranded robots, and battle countless enemies including the
relentless Krofax troopers, hostile spider monkeys and even a Super
Huge Mega Laser!
Attached are both a still of Simon Pegg in voiceover session and
a screenshot of Con-rad for immediate posting.
EA, Bright Light and Spare Parts are trademarks of Electronic
Arts Inc. Microsoft, Xbox and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of the
Microsoft group of companies. PlayStation is a registered trademark
of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.