Destiny Producer Explains North Replacing Dinklage as Ghost
A week after Bungie surprised the world by recasting Peter Dinklage's Ghost with Nolan North, Destiny's executive producer finally explains why.
In an interview with Game Informer (courtesy of Polygon), Bungie executive producer Mark Noseworthy explained why the big decision was made to have veteran voice actor Nolan North replace Peter Dinklage as the voice of Ghost, your robotic AI companion in Destiny. While the masses had complaints of Dinklage's uninspired and possibly phoned-in performance, Noseworthy explained it was the actor's tough, Hollywood schedule that was the primary reason for recasting him.
"You can just call [Nolan] up and say, 'Hey, next week we're doing this internal play test and it would be great to get some Ghost dialogue in there,'" Noseworthy said. "And he's available."
Noseworthy claims that "Hollywood nonsense" prevented Dinklage from coming to record more dialogue, which makes sense considering that he's filming Game of Thrones on the other side of the world.
Destiny: The Taken King will launch on Sept. 15. Pre-ordering any version of the game (including its standard and collector's editions) will score you the Suros Arsenal DLC for free, regardless if you go for its physical or digital version. The expansion costs $39.99 by itself. There's also a collector's edition launching on Sept. 15 that'll bundle together the core game, its previous expansions, The Taken King, three exotic class items, three armor shaders and three class emotes for $79.99.
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