The new Texas Chainsaw Massacre video game from Gun Interactive and Sumo Nottingham was released for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One back on August 18th, and at the end of last month they added not just a new map (free to all players), but also a couple of new characters that players have to pay to access: a victim named Danny and a killer named Nancy. The motion-capture and vocal performances for Nancy were provided by BAFTA winner Cissy Jones, whose previous credits include the most recent Evil Dead video game. A newly released promo video shows exactly how Jones brought Nancy to life, and you can check it out at the bottom of this article.
Matches of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre video game pit 4 victim characters against 3 killer characters. The story of the game has the following set-up: When Maria Flores went missing, and local law enforcement seemed to stall out in their search, her younger sister Ana teamed up with some of Maria’s friends from college to pick up the trail. The game takes place before the events of director Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (watch it HERE).
Kane Hodder (who also worked on Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III) did the motion-capture performance for Leatherface in the game, as well as the Grandpa character. Other motion-capture performers include Sean Whalen (The People Under the Stairs) as The Hitch-hiker; Troy Burgess (Swedish Dicks) as The Cook; Kristina Klebe (Don’t Kill It) as new killer character Sissy; and Dove Meir (Dig) as new killer character Johnny. Scout Taylor-Compton (Rob Zombie’s Halloween) did the mo-cap for all of the female victim characters while Hunter C. Smith (Lucky) did the mo-cap for all of the male victim characters. Although Whalen did the mo-cap for the Hitch-hiker, Edwin Neal, who played the character in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, provided his voice for the game. Damian Maffei (The Strangers: Prey at Night) provided the voice of Johnny, and Michael Johnston of Teen Wolf did the same for Danny. You can find out more about the killer characters at THIS LINK and the victim characters HERE. To learn more about the voice cast, head over HERE.
As for Nancy, Not much is known about Nancy, other than she’s been married 3 three times, with each husband dying from mysterious causes or vanishing completely. Locals refer to her as “Black” Nancy, alluding to the constant death and misery that surrounds her. She’s an expert at using her friendly looks to lure unsuspecting victims into deadly situations. Many years ago Johnny’s Mother made this innocent, but fatal mistake. With Johnny’s Mother dead, Nancy finally had the one thing her husbands could never give her, a child of her own. So as sick and twisted as Johnny is, remember, even monsters have makers. Her heinous barbed wire traps perfectly reflect the pain and torture she’s willing to inflict on anyone in her path. Nancy is a Sagittarius. Her hometown is unknown and she is 5’9’.
“BAFTA winner Cissy Jones was tasked with bringing Nancy to life. She did both the motion capture and voice over performances, using her years of expertise in character study to craft Nancy’s twisted and menacing persona. Nancy’s character itself is based on an amalgamation of multiple female serial killers throughout history. I took a lot of personality traits from studying those killers and crafted them into what I feel is a pretty sick and twisted individual. She’s also fully responsible for turning Johnny into the monster he is, but that’s an entirely different story. “ – Ronnie Hobbs, Creative Director
Have you been playing the Texas Chainsaw Massacre video game, and have you played as Nancy? Let us know by leaving a comment below, but first, take a look at this promo video: