In early April, veteran voice actor Rick Could died after contracting COVID-19. Could was recognized for his work in Star Fox 64 as Peppy Hare, and the actor additionally performed the Soldier character in Crew Fortress 2. As a memorial, Valve has included a tribute to Could within the sport’s newest replace.
Listed solely as “a tribute to Rick Could, voice of the Soldier” within the sport’s patch notes, the newest Crew Fortress 2 replace erected statues on the sport’s maps in addition to a modified foremost menu theme. Gamers have been listening to Could’s voice traces because the sport launched over 12 years in the past.
Some gamers have determined to pay tribute to Could in Crew Fortress 2 themselves, as effectively, selecting to play as Soldier and holding a ceasefire when a match begins. As an alternative of firing at one another, they as an alternative hearth their weapons up into the air whereas standing at one of many statues. Others have used Supply Filmmaker to create their very own quick movies paying tribute to him.
Could’s position as Peppy Hare is equally iconic as his Crew Fortress 2 position, and lots of of Star Fox 64’s well-known catchphrases had been delivered by him. These embrace the notorious “Do a barrel roll,” which has grow to be a meme in its personal proper. It was the one sport within the sequence along with his voice performing, and a unique individual has performed the character in every subsequent Star Fox sport.
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