You can get an Amazon Alexa as Destiny’s Ghost with Nolan North’s voice!
In what is the first of its kind in the games industry, Activision and Bungie have teamed up with Amazon to bring us an Amazon Alexa in the form of Destiny’s Ghost. Its main function will be the Destiny 2 Ghost Skill, which will be free to download through the Alexa app for all Alexa device owners and will include the voice of the Ghost actor himself, Nolan North.
With the Destiny 2 Ghost Skill app, you can ask Alexa to “tell me which friends are online”, “what should I do next?” giving you recommendations based upon your game progress. If you ask Alexa to “call for back-up”, it will help rally the troops via your friends-list and clan members. You can even ask Alexa to “equip my Raid loadout” and it will equip your favourite weapons and armour, and much more.
CEO of Activision, Eric Hirshberg said that “The Destiny 2 Ghost skill is the first of its kind and the most innovative and immersive gaming experience to date on Alexa. We’re excited to give our community of players, who are among the most-dedicated fans in the world, new ways to play Destiny 2 with the Ghost skill and Limited-Edition Destiny 2 Ghost. The lines between in-game and out-of-game have been blurred in an incredible new way.”
Amazon Alexa Vice President; Steve Rabuchin stated that “Gaming is an example of where voice can create a more engaging experience in a natural and delightful way for customers. Rather than interrupting gameplay to navigate menus, players can just ask Ghost through Alexa to help with certain tasks. Players love the Destiny 2 experience, and now Alexa can make it even more immersive and fun.”
You won’t need to purchase the limited edition Destiny 2 Ghost Alexa companion, if you already own an Alexa device to use the Destiny 2 Ghost Skill feature, but you will need a copy of Destiny 2 to take advantage of the games features. If you wish to by the limited edition Ghost to go with your Alexa device, it will cost you an RRP of £79.99, but you can also buy bundles with the Ghost and an Alexa device for an RRP of £129.98. You can check out the Amazon listings here.
The limited edition Destiny 2 Ghost will be available from December 19th 2017.