Destiny's helpful robot Ghost will soon have a new voice. Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, who has voiced the tiny machine since the game launched last September, is being replaced by prolific video game voice actor Nolan North, best known as Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series.
North was hired to take on the character's role for Destiny's next expansion, The Taken King, but he'll also be re-recording all of Dinklage's dialogue, essentially erasing his contribution to the game. "We wanted Nolan North's version of the Ghost to wake you up at the start of the journey at level one and follow you all the way to level 40," creative director Luke Smith told Game Informer.
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"We wanted Nolan North's version of the Ghost to wake you up at the start of the journey."
Ghost's role is an important and persistent one, as the character helps guide players through the sci-fi world, offering hints and story details as you play. He's both a narrator and a guide. However, Dinklage received some criticism for his somewhat deadpan delivery — then again, considering the quality of Destiny's writing, it's hard to pin all of the blame on him.
The voice changes will be in place when The Taken King is available on September 15th, just a little over a year after Destiny first launched.