It is hard to believe that four years have gone by since Destiny was originally announced, sending pulses of excitement through the gaming community with Bungie’s heroic experience set against the background of the stars. Since the game was released in 2014, we’ve seen millions of Guardians wield the Light and defend the Last City, and it turns out that struggle was just the beginning.
Today, Bungie and Activision announced Destiny 2, which will take players on an epic journey to defend humanity from annihilation. You can watch the reveal trailer “Rally the Troops” below and take a character-driven look into Destiny 2’s story as two of the Vanguard leaders attempt to inspire the people to fight back through an impassioned (and occasionally sarcastic) call to arms.
“Destiny was the biggest launch of a new console video game franchise ever. Along with our incredibly talented partners at Bungie, we are focusing on making Destiny 2 even better, with state of the art first person action, an awesome new story, great characters, and thoughtful innovations that make the game more accessible to all different kinds of players," said Activision CEO, Eric Hirshberg. “We're also bringing Destiny 2 to the PC platform for the first time. Destiny 2 will make an already great game franchise better than ever.”
In Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lay in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red Legion. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city’s forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home. In Destiny 2 players will embark on a fresh story filled with new destinations around our solar system to explore, and an expansive amount of activities to discover. There is something for almost every type of gamer in Destiny 2, including gameplay for solo, cooperative and competitive players set within a vast, evolving and exciting universe. Additionally, PlayStation® 4 gamers will receive access to timed exclusive* content for Destiny 2.
Bungie CEO Pete Parsons, said, “The past three years have been incredibly inspiring and rewarding for Bungie. To know that millions of players around the world have forged lasting Destiny memories and even made it their hobby is truly humbling and we can’t wait to continue the journey.” He added, “We are looking forward to sharing a fresh, inviting story, and with the upcoming Destiny 2 Beta slated for this summer, we are eager to get feedback from millions of players around the world who will get a glimpse of the new adventures that will unfold for all of us. Together, with our partners at Activision, we are thrilled to get Destiny 2 in the hands of players in September.”
But before September arrives, make sure to mark your calendar for May 18 when there will be a hands-on gameplay reveal livestream broadcast around the world. This will highlight the brand-new, epic adventure waiting for players when the game launches.
Destiny 2 will launch on September 8 on PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, and for the first time in Destiny’s history, PC. The game will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99, and will also be available as Destiny 2 – Game + Expansion Pass Bundle for an SRP of $89.99, a Destiny 2 – Deluxe Digital Edition featuring premium digital content for $99.99 SRP, and a Destiny 2 – Collector’s Edition, featuring a fully-wearable Destiny 2 Frontier Bag, Expansion pass, premium digital content, and a Cabal-themed Collector’s Box for $249.99 SRP.
*Timed exclusive content until at least Fall 2018. More details to come this summer.