Danny Wallace (the writer/comedian, NOT the 80s Southampton footballer) has blagged a role in Assassin's Creed II.
The Yes Man writer and ex-games journo is to have his voice and likeness cast for the character of Shaun Hastings in Ubisoft's sequel. Shaun will serve as a historian, guide and source of information for the player as he proceeds through the game, the publisher said.
Wallace is most recognised as the author of books such as Join Me and Friends Like These, and for writing a regular column for lifestyle mag ShortList.
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"When the UK suggested Danny to us, we were completely open to the idea. Danny has been fantastic to work with, and his manner and particular style of humor has worked out perfect for the role of Shaun" said script writer Corey May.
Speaking on his own involvement in the game, Wallace said: "Going right back to my days of working on Sega Power, I've always been a keen gamer, and being involved - and actually being in a game like Assassin's Creed II is amazing! I have to say, I'm rather excited."