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Jay Mohr Doing Voice Work for Saints Row, Possible Return of Dane Vogel?

Posted on December 19, 2013 AT 03:17pm

Last night on Twitter, comedian Jay Mohr teased that he was in the studio doing voice over recording for Saints Row. Could this be a sign of the return of previously seen character Dane Vogel?

On Twitter, Mohr tweeted:


Along with that, Mohr attached a photo of the recording booth, with a monitor showing a well-known piece of art from Saints Row the Third showcasing various characters from the game.

While some have jumped at the notion that this could be the first hints at a Saints Row V, I’m wary of that idea. With Saints Row IV having just come out a few months ago, and work still underway for the various DLC packs that were planned for it, it’s just too early in the process for this to have any connection to a Saints Row V. Voice over recording doesn’t happen until late in the development process—meaning that such a sequel would need to be near completion at this point for it to be happening.

Instead, I’m of the mind that this is connected to that DLC development that I just mentioned, as there should still be a few offerings coming in the near future.

Seeming to back up that idea is that while the character of Dane Vogel—Ultor Corporation’s Chairman of the Board last seen in Saints Row 2, who was voiced by Mohr—isn’t a part of Saints Row IV, he does supposedly exist in the game. According to the Saints Row Wiki, Vogel “is referenced in the game data files as a homie,” and the game “includes a full model and a homie head, but has no audio lines.”

If true, that would make perfect sense if the character was either originally intended to be in the game, but cut at some point, or if he was intended to be part of a future DLC pack. (Or, I suppose a third case is also possible: he was cut, and then Volition decided to bring him back later via DLC.)

So, for longtime Saints Row fans, it looks like another classic character will soon be returning to the fold—at least that’s where I’d place my bets if we’re betting on what Mohr’s tweet means.

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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