In early April, veteran voice actor Rick Could died after contracting COVID-19. Could was identified for his work in Star Fox 64 as Peppy Hare, and the actor additionally performed the Soldier character in Workforce 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 Workforce Fortress 2 replace erected statues on the sport’s maps in addition to a modified major menu theme. Gamers have been listening to Could’s voice strains because the sport launched over 12 years in the past.
Some gamers have determined to pay tribute to Could in Workforce Fortress 2 themselves, as properly, selecting to play as Soldier and holding a ceasefire when a match begins. As an alternative of firing at one another, they as a substitute fireplace 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 Workforce 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 change into a meme in its personal proper. It was the one sport within the collection together with his voice performing, and a special particular person has performed the character in every subsequent Star Fox sport.
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