Space Channel 5 is looking for Ulala's original voice actor and needs your help.
Space Channel 5 was one of the most beloved games on the Sega Dreamcast and it's being remade into a virtual reality game for PlayStation VR. The players will be able to explore the original in a whole new way, but the development of the game is still missing one key player: the voice actor for Ulala.
Space Channel 5 is a rhythm game centered around an intergalactic reporter named Ulula, who has to save people from an alien race known as the Morolians. This requires a lot of dancing in order to improve Ulala's TV ratings. The game received a sequel called Space Channel 5: Part 2, which was later given an HD update as part of the Dreamcast Collection.
Ulala's voice actor is Paula Anne Scharf-Daily, who is best-known by her stage name Apollo Smile. If you watched the Syfy Channel in the late '90s, then you may also remember her as the self-titled "Live Action Anime Girl." Apollo Smile also provided the voice for Ulala in her appearances outside of Space Channel 5, including games like Sega Superstars Tennis and Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing.
The developers of Space Channel 5 VR have put out a plea on the official PlayStation blog for fans to help them get in touch with Apollo Smile, as they want to bring her back to voice Ulala once more. If anyone has any information on how to contact Apollo Smile, then let the development team of Space Channel 5 VR know by messaging their email address - firstname.lastname@example.org.
The player won't actually be filling the big orange space boots of Ulala in Space Channel 5 VR, as the developers wanted the fans to be able to see her in action and they wouldn't be able to do that if the game was played in VR from Ulala's perspective. The playable characters will be a pair of twins named Lou & Kee, two rookie reporters who are helping Ulala throughout the game.
Space Channel 5 VR is still in the early stages of development, but a demo of the game will be available to play at PAX East.