It’s a very big night for Bungie and Activision, as fans around the world will jumping into the popular first-person actioner “Destiny 2” at midnight for the very first time. The highly-anticipated sequel is set to rollout on September 6th regionally in each territory where available, with PS4 players getting timed-exclusive content. If you have been on the fence about pre-ordering the game for the PS4 or Xbox One, you are running out of time, and today’s the last day to do so ($59 at Amazon).
The studio recently wrapped its biggest Beta test in Bungie and Activision Publishing history, and after playing the PC beta, I have to say I’m hooked. PC players will have to wait to a little longer sadly, “Destiny 2” will be available on October 24 on PC at retail and as the first non-Blizzard game to be offered digitally via Battle.net.
Developed by Bungie, Destiny 2 takes players on an epic journey across the universe to defend humanity from annihilation. The game welcomes new players to the universe, as well as those who have been devoted to the universe since the beginning, with an array of modes and activities to explore. In the story of Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lay in ruins, occupied by a powerful new army. Players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city’s forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home.
“A great story. Awesome characters. A menacing villain. A clear mission. A gorgeous, expansive world to explore. And of course, great, innovative gameplay that is fun to play solo or with friends. Destiny 2 has it all,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. “Whether you’re one of the millions of fans who are already a part of this community, or you are brand-new to the Destiny world, this game is something all different kinds of fans will enjoy and appreciate. We can’t wait to share it with you.”
Bungie CEO, Pete Parsons, said, “Destiny is designed to bring players together, and we are humbled to be part of the communities who breathe life into our worlds. For us, it’s all about the stories, memories, and friendships that are made when people come together.” He added, “Destiny 2 represents the spirit, passion, and energy of an incredible team of world builders here at Bungie, and its launch is the culmination of years of partnership with Activision to bring this game to millions of players all around the world.”
In Destiny 2, every player creates their own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. Players can choose from playing the cinematic, story campaign, venturing into the expansive destinations to join in cooperative modes including Strike missions. They can also explore and complete Quests, Adventures and Patrols, or uncover Lost Sectors and Treasure Chests, while rallying with other Guardians to dominate Public and Heroic Events, Flash Points, and more. For competitive players, Destiny 2 offers intense 4v4 multiplayer matches in ‘The Crucible’. Additionally, the fan-favorite endgame gameplay experience, the 6-player Raid, will go live for players at 10 a.m. PDT on September 13, 2017. An all-new, community-oriented feature to be implemented in Destiny 2 rolling out shortly after launch is the ‘Guided Games’ system to help players find like-minded groups to experience some of Destiny 2’s most challenging activities.
Destiny 2 is is available at a suggested retail price of $59.9, and you can also grab the Destiny 2 Game + Expansion Pass Bundle at $89. Fans of the franchise can also grab the Destiny 2 – Digital Deluxe Edition featuring premium digital content at $99, or the Limited Edition at $99, and the 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. You can find more information and photos on those editions through authorized retailers, like on Amazon.com.