Ahead of an official announcement of his involvement in Destiny 2 from Bungie or Activision, Nolan North, the well-known voice actor, confirms that he will return to reprise his role as the Ghost in the sequel to Bungie's popular sci-fi shooter.
While an official reveal trailer is set to hit later today for Destiny 2, while being interviewed on the ETC Show podcast, North went ahead and spilled the beans that he is in fact lending his voice talents to the game.
When asked whether he was involved with Destiny 2, North jokingly responded with an "Eyes up, Guardian" in the Ghost's voice then went on to say, "Yeah. I don't know if I'm supposed to say that, but you know what? I just did. So, confirmed."
North's continued involvement with Destiny into the sequel doesn't come as much of a surprise. He has persisted as the voice of the player's personal companion ever since he replaced Peter Dinklage in The Taken King expansion.
Plus, judging from the Destiny 2 teaser trailer released earlier this week, which stars Cayde-6 (voiced by Nathan Fillion), it appears that the core cast will remain intact. It all points toward the game having a cast of "memorable characters" as touted by Activision and Bungie.
The replacement of Peter Dinklage came as a surprise to fans in 2015, but at this point there doesn't appear to be much reason to change it again. North has voiced the Ghost through various expansions in Destiny 1, and so it only makes sense for him to return. For the record, this also seemingly confirms that the Ghost character will play a part in the story of Destiny 2, which seemingly involves a Cabal attack on Earth's Last City. But even though Ghost will continue on with North, the Age of Triumph event payed tribute to Dinklage with an Ghost Easter egg.
Bungie is expected to elaborate on the content Destiny 2 later today with the launch of the official trailer at 10am PT, but there are a few details available thanks to the teaser trailer. As mentioned, the Cayde-centric clip points towards the game starting with the Last City under attack, but that's the extent of it. At least at this point fans now know that "Nolanbot" lives on in to Destiny 2.
Destiny 2 will release in 2017.