This morning, Bungie officially confirmed that Destiny 2 is on its way for a release this year. This comes days after Bungie teased the game earlier in the week with a tweet online.
Destiny 2 is on track for a near-Fall 2017 release, with the current release date slated for September 8th for the Xbox One, PS4, and for the first time, the PC.
Other information about the game is scarce, but a new reveal video was also launched, showcasing some of the games story bits in the cinematic-heavy trailer. The official description of the plot is as follows, courtesy of Major Nelson:
Humanity’s last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped the city’s Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee. You will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds of our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, you must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.
Destiny 2 is already available for pre-order, with promises to the early beta access to the game across all three platforms. Four versions are available for pre-order, the regular game, the game plus an Expansion Pass, a Digital Deluxe Edition, which adds premium, digital content along with the expansion pass, and a large collector's edition, that includes all previous rewards, a Cabal themed collectors box and a fully wearable Destiny 2 Frontier Bag.
Pricing for these four versions are as follows:
Destiny 2 - $59.99
Destiny 2 + Expansion Pass - $89.99
Destiny 2 Digital Deluxe Edition - $99.99
Destiny 2 Collector's Edition - $249.99
Xbox One players also have an added bonus, those who pre-order a digital version of Destiny 2 will be able to pre-download the game today, six months ahead of the release. A minimum of 68 GB of hard drive storage is required as of September 2017 for the digital deluxe edition, with the storage space subject to change. On the other hand, following in the path of the first game PlayStation 4 players will have timed exclusive content for their system, which will be exclusive until at least Fall 2018 with more details to come this summer.
Of course, very little details about the expansion pass have been given as well, other than a clue on the expansion pass boxart, showcasing two logos that may be directly linked to the Cult of Osiris and possibly Rasputin. This is only speculation at this time though.
Bungie is planning to showcase more of Destiny 2 during a special gameplay reveal livestream on May 18th. Additionally, there will be an open beta this summer with those who preorder the game getting into it earlier, with details still to come on that.
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