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Dinklage dropped and wiped from Destiny

Barry Collins
5 Aug 2015
Peter Dinklage
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Game of Thrones star replaced by Nolan North as voice of Destiny's flying robot

In a move so clinical and ruthless, it could have come straight out of a script from Game of Thrones, Peter Dinklage is to be replaced as the voice of the Ghost in Destiny - and wiped from the game entirely. 

The actor, who plays Tyrion Lannister in HBO's boobs-and-bloodshed fest, was criticised for an uncharacteristically lacklustre performance as the game's flying robot. Now, according to a report on Game Informer, he's being replaced by renowned games voice actor Nolan North.

It's not clear whether Dinklage has been shown the door or was unable to continue voicing the Ghost because of other commitments, but nevertheless he's been expunged from the game entirely. North has re-recorded all of Dinklage's original dialogue so that the game's de facto narrator has a consistent voice from beginning to end. "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,” creative director Luke Smith told Game Informer. 

North will be a familiar voice to hardcore gamers, having voiced characters in games such as Uncharted, Assassin's Creed and The Last of Us among many others. North told Game Informer he's been allowed to "put his own spin" on the Ghost. "I specifically said I didn’t want to hear anything that someone else had done, so that I didn’t have some preconceived notion of what it has to be," he said. "Instead, I just gave it my stamp, and let them direct me accordingly.”

North will make his debut in Destiny: The Taken King, an update to the title which is due to be launched in September. For Dinklage, it appears winter has come early.

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