It turns out that Hollywood legend Willem Dafoe will feature in Beyond: Two Souls after all. Despite a denial from Quantic Dream’s founder David Cage last year, Sony has confirmed that the star will play Nathan Dawkins, a government scientist analysing protagonist Jodie Holmes (Ellen Page) in the upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive.

“Ellen and Willem were casted for their immense talent and they bring with them the same passion and dedication you would see in the movies they star in,” said Cage in a press release. “Never before have I seen this caliber of acting performance in a video game.”

According to the PlayStation Blog, the two actors' characters will form a strong relationship throughout the course of the adventure. “At a later stage we’ll have lots more to reveal on the interplay between Nathan and Jodie in the game, but suffice to say they form a compelling bond and together deliver some of the most unique and powerful scenes yet seen in gaming,” added product manager Ross Alexander.

The game’s due out on 8th October in North America. Registering your interest at GameStop will reward you with an additional 30 minutes of gameplay. It’s unclear what this bonus scene will entail, but the platform holder promises more details will be announced soon. Furthermore, pre-orders will automatically be upgraded to a special steelbook edition, which includes behind-the-scenes video features, a soundtrack, a dynamic theme, and some PSN avatars. There's still no firm date for the European release.

You can catch a new gameplay trailer starring Dafoe’s character in the space below. The second video shows the actor talking about his role. Let us know if you’re excited for Quantic Dream’s next title in the comments section.