Though he’s beloved on “Game of Thrones” in the role of Tyrion Lannister, actor Peter Dinklage’s voice work as the floating drone/narrator the Ghost in last year’s video game juggernaut “Destiny” was not quite so well received.
In fact it was unanimously panned and joked about to such an extent that not only is he being recast for the game’s upcoming first major expansion pack ‘The Taken King,’ but all his previous work is being expunged – essentially erasing his entire contribution to the game.
Video game voice veteran Nolan North – the man responsible for the voices of Nathan Drake in the “Uncharted” series, The Penguin in the “Batman: Arkham” game series, Desmond Miles in the “Assassin’s Creed” games – has been hired to take over the role of Ghost from now on according to Game Informer.
The surprise is North is also re-recording all of Dinklage’s dialogue from the full game. ‘Taken King’ director Luke Smith tells the mag that it’s a matter of consistency: “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 forty.” The quote also confirms the new level cap will be 40, while the ‘Light system’ is also being ditched.
“Destiny: The Taken King” is being released in September.