After many months of speculation and growing excitement, Bungie has finally unveiled the next chapter in the Destiny universe, to come to us in the form of an aptly named Destiny 2. While Bungie has given it no fanfare, Destiny 2 will become the first game in the series to be available on the PC, which comes as an addition to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions.
In the reveal trailer, seen above, we see two very different takes on getting the job done. As always, Cayde-6 is just a little bit careless, both with his actions and his words. I won’t spoil anything beyond that – just watch it.
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.
The best thing I gleaned from this trailer is that Destiny 2 looks like an amazing start to a “perfect” sequel, a game that should feel like a direct continuation of the original, with no stark contrasts to pull us out of the immersion. That said, there is no actual gameplay featured in this trailer, so we’re still at the mercy of Bungie to make sure that fans are going to enjoy the transition from one game to the next.
Here are a couple of screenshots from the trailer:
The number of versions available for preorder is almost overwhelming, and it’s definitely confusing since digital and retail copies offer different perks. Both retail and digital versions of the base game costs $59.99 USD. On digital, an $89.99 “Game + Expansion Pass” bundle will net you the base game, as well as access to the game’s first two expansions.
On the retail side, a $99.99 “Limited Edition” will get you the base game, access to the first two expansions, plus some real gear: a steel case, and a number of Cabal-related goodies, such as a schematic, postcard images, and booklet. This version also includes an ingame legendary sword, legendary player emote, and a Cabal-inspired emblem. The $99.99 “Digital Deluxe Edition” includes everything from the Limited Edition version, without all of the real-world gear (so it goes without saying, the LE is the one to go with for the best value.)
Finally, for those willing to open their wallets wide, a $249.99 “Collector’s Edition” can also be had. It includes everything the $99.99 Limited Edition does, as well as a bag with laptop sleeve, and a “Frontier Kit”, which includes a solar blanket, paracord (or as it should have been called, “Bungie Cord”), and solar panel USB charger with built-in light.
The great thing about all of these editions? Every single one of them is available for the PC version. While Bungie isn’t particularly making a big deal of there being a PC version, it hasn’t been giving PC gamers the subtle shaft like some publishers have done. If you want that $250 edition for the PC, you can get it. Kudos to Bungie for that.
The big day? September 8. It can’t get here soon enough, although there is the “Age of Triumph” final update for Destiny to take advantage of until then, if you’re keen on playing old content at top-level difficulties and for top-level loot.
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