After confirmation and a teaser earlier this week, Bungie has released a full “reveal” trailer and information on what’s to come.
Just as leaks suggested last week, Bungie has confirmed that Destiny 2 will be heading to Xbox One, PS4 and, for the first time, PC on September 8, 2017. The reveal trailer (below) also seems to be signaling a tonal change from the self-serious original to a lighter, goofier tone in Destiny 2. This is best shown in Cayde-6’s (Nathan Fillion) fourth wall-shattering monologue:
While he might just be used as marketing fodder, both the teaser and reveal trailer for Destiny 2 have featured loads of Cayde-6, so he may be more central to the narrative this time around. Bungie is also using a Cayde action figure as a pre-order incentive for folk who buy from GameStop.
Based on the trailer, it also seems like the in-lore reason why loot earned in the first game won’t transfer is simply, “everything is gone, your stuff, my stuff” – how creative. Still the first two trailers for the game have more story than the original game had in total, so we’ve got that to look forward to.
Bungie’s site also has plenty of ways for fans to pre-order Destiny 2 on all three platforms. The default standard edition on the game is available on all platforms, but the PC version won’t feature a disc. There’s also two $99.99 versions of the game: The Digital Deluxe and a GameStop exclusive Limited Edition which include access to the first two expansions. Finally, a $249.99 Collectors Edition which includes plenty of goodies and a messenger bag backpack with customizable accessories. Everyone who pre-orders the game (regardless of edition) will get early access to Destiny 2’s beta this summer, but Bungie also said they’ll be opening it up to everyone a few days into the test.
For those who’ve had enough CG Destiny 2 trailers, Bungie has also announced that the first gameplay will be shown during a company livestream on May 18, 2017. With E3 just a few weeks later and the on-going partnership between Bungie and PlayStation, we’re likely in for even more gameplay during Sony’s conference. We’ll likely hear about the ever-pesky platform exclusive content PlayStation has locked down then, too.
Destiny 2 launches on Xbox One, PS4 and PC September 8, 2017.