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Dreamfall Chapters is the long-awaited sequel to acclaimed PC adventure games The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
Dreamfall Chapters is the long-awaited sequel to acclaimed PC adventure games The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
Dreamfall Chapters is the long-awaited sequel to acclaimed PC adventure games The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
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Update #5: The voice of April Ryan returns!

We're very, very happy to announce that the lovely Sarah Hamilton, voice of April Ryan in both The Longest Journey and Dreamfall, is returning for the latest game in our epic saga, Dreamfall Chapters!

"I'm so looking forward to being part of the longest journey family again in whatever capacity it may take!" says Sarah.

And we're looking forward to working with you again, Sarah! It wouldn't be the same without you!

Sarah added humanity and depth to the role of April Ryan, making her one of the most beloved and memorable characters in gaming history. Her involvement helped The Longest Journey resonate with players of all ages, as they followed April Ryan's journey from art student to saviour of the universe.

Sarah Hamilton's role in Dreamfall Chapters has yet to be revealed, but we're sure fans of April Ryan will start speculating right about...NOW.

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    1. Kevin Lim on February 13, 2013

      APRIL RYAN IS ALIVE!! THANK THE BALANCE!!!! :D

    2. Oriane DUMONT on February 13, 2013

      It's cool! I hope too the same voices... in french that the longest journey. Oh please!!! (and the translation naturally)
      I hope a victory campaign Kickstarter!!! It's a dream, abeautiful dream. Dreamfall chapters will be!

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      Lee-m on February 13, 2013

      The good news just keeps on rolling in ! Happy this has been confirmed, April/Sarah is one of the main highlights for me in all the games.

    4. Renate Solberg on February 13, 2013

      That's great! I first played the Norwegian version of TLJ, and the voice acting of April especially was so annoying that I would sometimes play it without sound and subtitles turned on. Years later I got the English version, and it was a whole different game. :)

    5. Roar Myklebust on February 13, 2013

      This is kind of new to me. since I only seem to remember the Norwegian April :-)

      But I'm sure it will be great

    6. ostubash on February 13, 2013

      Awesome, couldn't imagine it any other way.
      And of course April isn't dead. I wonder how her legs are doing though.

    7. Laila Eikeland Knutsen on February 13, 2013

      Oh please oh please oh please let this mean April's not dead and coming back!!

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      ShadowDoGG on February 13, 2013

      I didn't realise she was ginger!!

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      G. Cotton on February 13, 2013

      "Sarah Hamilton's role in Dreamfall Chapters has yet to be revealed" ??? Really? How could she not be April?

    10. Maxime Girard on February 13, 2013

      Glad to see the face behind the voice! And it's a definite plus that she's onboard!!! As for speculating, I'm guessing that either April Ryan will be alive or that her ghost will haunt Zoe throughout the game. Either way, it would be cool to have journal entries from all main playable characters that have a ''soul'', even from a ghost in any case. I miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiissssss April's diary!!!!!

      Now how about a video of this fine voice actress saying a few lines that will end up in Dreamfall Chapters ;)

    11. Erika Eby | Dream Traveller on February 13, 2013

      Fantastic! :) I was hoping that you guys would be able to get most of the original voice cast, particularly Sarah/April. I had more or less assumed April would make an appearance in Chapters. Not sure what form it'll take, but I feel like we'll need to hear from April again for the saga to come full circle.

    12. Alexandra Cenni on February 13, 2013

      wahoo!! This is wonderful news thank you so much for coming back Sarah!

    13. Markus R. Mosbech on February 13, 2013

      Yes, this is amazing! Now we just need to get the rest of the voice actors back together!

      @Stephan, I was just listening to that, as I booted up TLJ planning a replay!

    14. Stew OotG Knight/Captain Bloodcoffee on February 13, 2013

      That's the best news i've heard about this game so far and all I really wanted to know!! :D

    15. KHH on February 13, 2013

      We've been speculating for year. This just adds a bit of fuel to the flames.

    16. Cleo on February 13, 2013

      That's great news as the voice acting was one of the big pluses in the prior games. :)

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      Fredrik Knight on February 13, 2013

      You just made my day, guys! :)

    18. Alfred Lui on February 13, 2013

      Yay~~~April Ryan!!! Welcome back Sarah!!

    19. Catalin Georgescu on February 13, 2013

      My word. Time stood still and jaw dropped as I read the email.
      Of course we where all expecting Sarah Hamilton to voice for April, but confirmation is always great.

      Without April, there would be no TLJ. And without Sarah, there would be no April.

    20. Mighty No. NaN on February 13, 2013

      Very awesome! Super excited about this new development! :)

    21. Renee M. on February 13, 2013

      I don't think I'll stop smiling all day. Great news!

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      Tamar Mebonia on February 13, 2013

      Wrong! We started speculating BEFORE!!!! Of course we start speculating. Have you ever seen/met/heard of a TLJ fan who didn't love April and didn't wait eating fingernails for her return???!!! (tell me if you have, I'll shoot them on sight)
      Don't you even dare tell us that Sarah won't be the voice of April. She just has to!!!

    23. Giorgos Chrysikopoulos - Dream Traveller on February 13, 2013

      @Stephan: Oh, absolutely, we can't have a Kickstarter product without ALL of the bloopers/outtakes there can be! We'll have it no other way!

    24. Marek Homsi Andráši on February 13, 2013

      Yes, there will be April's ghost! :)

    25. Mateus Cavalcanti Nascimento on February 13, 2013

      This brought tears to my eyes. I'm so happy all of this is happening.

    26. Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-BG5.22 on February 13, 2013

      Yes! ;-)
      ### Member of the Pinkerton Road Cavalry ###

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      Lenka on February 13, 2013

      Started hyperventilating and then crying. I am so happy we will hear Sarah's voice in this saga again <333

    28. Stephan Cho on February 13, 2013

      Excellent news!

      On a related note, you know what would be an amazing addition to Chapters?
      http://www.youtube.com/watch…

    29. krisa on February 13, 2013

      Awesome news!! :D

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      Michael Kelly on February 13, 2013

      Oh man, I'm not going to lose this smile for a long time. =)

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      Andreas Johansson on February 13, 2013

      Great news. This made me happy.

    32. Wade Manns on February 13, 2013

      YAY! I'm happy about this. I'm starting out on a new playthrough of Dreamfall for the first time in years, and just arrived in Newport... I remember when I first got to the Crossroads as Zoe... they sure changed, didn't they? Wow! And the Border House... Have to play more when I get home from school. Keep up the wonderful work, Ragnar, Red Thread, and congrats so much on getting Sarah back; she will be so awesome! [I also for the life of me can't remember what happens to April by the end of Dreamfall, whether she dies or not... I will find out in 17 or so hours (of gameplay) I suppose :) hehe.]

    33. Tore Mygland ~~Dream Traveller~~ $6.13 on February 13, 2013

      Yesyesyes! Oh wow, that made my day, despite the sluggish pledging.

    34. Rinu on February 13, 2013

      Awesome! I really look forward to meet April and listen to Sarah's voice again.

    35. RossKWolfe on February 13, 2013

      Just adding my voice to the chorus, I always knew April was never dead.

    36. Cyberbard | Shift Happens on February 13, 2013

      Yaay, good news! :)

      I really hope April is alive. However, it isn't entirely implausible that they will re-visit her through memories or something. But hopefully she was saved by Crow, who in secret turns out to be an animagus that can also transform into one of the Maerum and rescue her.

    37. Natasa Sersen Popovic on February 13, 2013

      Sarah, you are the best!! Thank you for keeping April April!!!!

    38. Ron Vollach - Dream Traveller 6.13$ on February 13, 2013

      Great news.... I assume that means April is in the game and that she's alive, I want her to be alive, she can't be dead.

    39. Giorgos Chrysikopoulos - Dream Traveller on February 13, 2013

      Not that I had much doubt she'd be back (both April and Sarah) but still there are no words to express my excitement right now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I hope some exclamation marks will do) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Raoul Matheron on February 13, 2013

      I was kind of expecting this, but it makes me enormously happy to get it confirmed! Welcome back, Sarah! :D

    41. Giorgio Borgo | Dream Traveller $6,13 on February 13, 2013

      Now try to tell me that April is dead! ^_^ Seriously, try!
      Welcome aboard to Sarah and best wishes for her job!

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      Kenneth Skogen Holdorf on February 13, 2013

      This is great news! I'm replaying TLJ these days, and she is simply fantastic as April Ryan. Even more excited now!

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      Jat on February 13, 2013

      Best news ever! There's hope for April yet!

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      KBKarma on February 13, 2013

      in b4 April's not dead

      ... Seriously, though, it's great to have Sarah back. Looking forward to this more now.