The day has finally come! After only a few days short of providing us with a teaser trailer which basically setup the announcement of the Worldwide Reveal Trailer which released today; Destiny 2 has finally been revealed to the world.

War is the name of the game in the upcoming sequel, as a new thread which goes by the name of the “Red Legion” has taken to power and has left the Last City in shambles, forcing the survivors to leave as the Legion rises to power. Does this sound familiar? *cough* burning Legion *cough*. The game will put Guardians on new quests which will have you traveling to unexplored areas of our solar system, gathering brand new weapons and abilities that you will then use to your advantage to take down the Red Legion.

Bungie described the basis of the game with the following information:

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.

 

So far the game sounds like it’s shaping up to becoming the proper sequel everyone has been waiting for from Bungie, so what’s next? Well, first and foremost, if you haven’t checked the World Reveal trailer, you should totally do so by clicking on the video below. Secondly, let’s talk a little bit about release platforms.

So if you’re like many of us and have been biting your nails in anticipation for news regarding a PC release of Destiny 2, well, your liberation day has finally arrived! Destiny 2 will in fact be arriving on PC alongside Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 versions of the title when the game launches on September 8th. Yes! Praise Lord DeeJ! In addition to the game arriving on all three of these platforms, the title will also be seeing a variant of editions on launch day, that you can pre-order now in fact! Let’s go over the different editions.

 

The Collectors Edition

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The Collectors Edition is the big-boy package, extremely limited, and quite pricey if I do say so myself. While pre-orders are already selling out quite quickly for this collection, with some retailers having yet to open up their pre-orders for them online; you’ll definitely want to pay attention and act quick if you want to score one of these. The collectors edition is available for all of the platforms that Destiny 2 will be releasing on, and comes with the following:

  • Destiny 2 Base Game
  • Destiny 2 Expansion Pass: Get access to both Expansion I and Expansion II, offering brand new story missions, cooperative activities, competitive multiplayer, and a wealth of new weapons, armor, and gear.
  • Destiny 2 – Frontier Bag
    • Customizable bag that can be worn as a backpack or messenger bag
    • 15” Laptop/Tablet Sleeve with protective pocket slip
  • Frontier Kit, featuring:
    • Solar panel USB charger with built-in light
    • Paracord
    • Solar blanket
  • Limited Edition SteelBook® Case
    • Booklet with secrets into the Cabal Empire
    • Cabal Schematic
    • Collectible Postcard Images
    • Cabal Military Pawns
  • Premium digital content:
    • Legendary Sword
    • Legendary Player Emote
    • Cabal Empire Themed Emblem

 

 

Limited Edition

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The limited edition is a tier downwards in the edition selection that will be available on launch. This is the one that’s pretty much a no-brainier to go for if you’d like a few extra goodies, all of the upcoming DLC Expansions, as well as some other digital content that you can show off – all whilst spending no more than $100 or so. The limited edition is available for all platforms that Destiny 2 will be launching on as well, and includes all of the following:

  • Destiny 2 Base Game
  • Destiny 2 Expansion Pass: Get access to both Expansion I and Expansion II, offering brand new story missions, cooperative activities, competitive multiplayer, and a wealth of new weapons, armor, and gear.
  • Limited Edition SteelBook® Case
  • Cabal-themed Collector’s Box, containing:
    • Booklet with secrets into the Cabal Empire
    • Cabal Schematic
    • Collectible Postcard Images
    • Cabal Military Pawns
  • Premium digital content:
    • Legendary Sword
    • Legendary Player Emote
    • Cabal Empire Themed Emblem

 

 

Digital Deluxe Edition

Rocking the same price of $99.99 but lacking the physical goodies is pretty much exactly what the digital deluxe edition is in essence. This ones for those of you who would like all of the digital and DLC goodies, but at the same do not want deal with the burden of owning the physical disc, for whatever that reason may be. The Digital Deluxe Edition comes with the following:

  • Destiny 2 Base Game
  • Destiny 2 Expansion Pass: Get access to both Expansion I and Expansion II, offering brand new story missions, cooperative activities, competitive multiplayer, and a wealth of new weapons, armor, and gear.
  • Premium Digital Content:
    • Legendary Sword
    • Legendary Player Emote
    • Cabal Empire Themed Emblem

 

 

If you are one of those people who enjoy the more simpler things in life, then the Game + Expansion Pass bundle is most likely, exactly for you. This bundle simply features a physical disc of the base game along with the Destiny 2 expansion pass. It’s also likely to be the best value for your buck if you are interested in picking up both the game as well as the Expansion Pass on the same day, as buying them both individually may cost you slightly more. If by the grace of gods I am able to score a Collectors Edition for one of the platforms, this will likely be the bundle that I will end up picking up for the other two platforms.

 

Aside from that, purchasing the standard game, as well as the expansion pass alone are also options which will be available on launch. It’s pretty clear now, that Bungie has provided it’s fanbase with a few more options this time around when it comes to Special Editions, whilst also providing the flexibility for you to purchase what you feel you NEED, come launch time. Now, a lot of the more limited edition sets for Destiny 2 are likely to sell out, even during the pre-order phase, so you’ll have to act quick if you are at all interested in picking up either the Collectors Edition or the Limited Edition. Pre-orders are available now at most places, and you can customize your order and see if your favorite retailer is carrying what you desire by visiting here.

 

So what’s next? Well, first and foremost, in about a month and a half Bungie will be holding a live-stream event where they will officially reveal gameplay for Destiny 2. The event takes place on May 18th, and is just a few weeks away from when E3 2017 takes place. It’s not very surprising that Bungie has decided to make this move, as they usually tend to hold a reveal stream of their own before detailing further information at E3.

Following their gameplay live-stream event and E3 2017, the Destiny 2 beta will be kicking off sometime during the Summer – which is available for users who pre-ordered the title. No word has been said as of yet regarding if the Beta will first take place on PS4 or if it will be a simultaneous Beta; however, it seems all platforms will indeed have a beta of their own so don’t worry about getting left out! It’s important to note that while things are seeming like all platforms will be receiving equal treatment, Bungie did announce that PlayStation 4 owners will be receiving exclusive content at some point, so it seems their deal with Sony will still exist as we continue into Destiny 2.

 

All in all, Destiny 2 seems to be going in the right direction. And while many are still saddened by the decision made to disable users from being able to carry over gear, weapons, etc to Destiny 2; we ultimately feel Bungie made the right choice with this decision. As a proper sequel, it’s important for the game to play as such. Having too many connections to it’s predecessor takes away from that proper “sequel” experience, and doesn’t allow all players to start out on even ground, together. Bungie did announce however that players will be able to carry over their Guardians from Destiny 1 into Destiny 2, but nothing more.

Destiny 2 has a long marathon full of information to be announced ahead of itself, and we’ll be covering all the details every step of the way.

Destiny 2 arrives on September 8th for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

 

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