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Elijah Wood and Wil Wheaton join the cast of adventure game 'Broken Age'

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Broken Age, a point-and-click adventure game from beloved studio Double Fine, is welcoming Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood and several other veteran actors to the cast. In a pair of new videos, the studio has introduced the people who will breathe additional life into the game's already lushly illustrated world, and shared footage of both Wood and Wil Wheaton reading lines of dialogue for their characters. Wood will be playing Shay, one of the game's two protagonists, a young boy seeking to take control of an artificially intelligent starship which has been his parent and guardian ever since birth.

Meanwhile, Wil Wheaton will be playing Curtis the Lumberjack, a character the company showed off in an early concept video (before the game was named or even really explained) but initially planned to cut. After fans asked after the hipster-influenced lumberjack, though, the studio brought back the character.

Double Fine is also adding a couple of cast members from previous game Psychonauts: Nikki Rapp, who also voiced a character in Telltale's The Walking Dead, and Ginny Westcott, who was also in LucasArts' Day of the Tentacle. Other new voices include Masasa Moyo of Batman: Arkham Origins and a number of animated series, as well as Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos. They're joining a cast that already includes Jack Black, prolific video game voice actress Jennifer Hale, and Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward. Because of funding issues, the game will be released in two parts, the first of which is coming to Steam Early Access in January 2014.