July 25, 2014 8:24am PT by Graeme McMillan
Comic-Con: 'Firefly' Cast Reunites for Online Game (Video)
It might not be the full-scale relaunch of the television series that fans have been asking for, but the news that the cast of the late, lamented Firefly are reuniting for the online game Firefly Online is, nonetheless … well, pretty shiny.
It was announced late Thursday at Comic-Con that Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin and the rest of the original cast of the Joss Whedon show would be returning to provide voices for the game, with Alan Tudyk providing “multiple voices” for different characters.
The returning cast also includes Michael Fairman, who will be voicing the character Niska, responsible for hiring the crew in the game.
Firefly Online — a mobile game that will allow the player to become the captain — was originally announced at last year’s Comic-Con by developers QMXi and Spark Plug Games, with an original launch date of this summer (it is currently described as “coming soon,” according to developers). Registration for the game is now open at the official site, although current traffic demands are making that site one of the slowest in the ’verse at the time this was written, so persistence may be key.
Accompanying the cast announcement, a new trailer for the game was released — featuring a very familiar face right at the end. Watch below.