Bungie and Activision have announced the early launch date of their upcoming sequel. Destiny 2 is scheduled to release worldwide on PS4 and Xbox One this September 6, while a PC version is on its way to the shelves this October 24.
Destiny 2‘s story trailer was showcased at Sony’s E3 press conference yesterday which featured the ominous villain, Dominus Ghaul.
“With our partners at Bungie, we’re delighted to be welcoming players to Destiny 2 early. The game looks and plays great, and moving the launch date up allows us to provide the best possible day one experience for our console players around the world.” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision.
Bungie CEO, Pete Parsons, said, “For all of us at the studio, this is a humbling year to see the vision of the Destiny universe welcome its sequel, and for us, the most exciting part is to see what stories this amazing community will tell once it is in their hands.” He added, “We had an industry-defining moment at our Destiny 2 gameplay reveal in May, and at E3, the team is expanding hands-on to showcase a new subclass and will continue to highlight the vast variety of hands-on experiences that appeal to both solo and multiplayer gamers.”
Along with its global launch date and price announcement, there’s particularly something more for PS4 owners. A timed exclusive content will be available for PS4 users at launch which includes:
Competitive Multiplayer Map
A Three-Player Cooperative Strike
A Blue and White Colored Ship
Specialized Gear Sets
An Exclusive Exotic Weapon
Destiny 2 is the sequel to the internationally acclaimed Destiny, a first-person action game that takes the player on an epic journey to defend humanity from annihilation. In the story of Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lay in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy Dominus Ghaul and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates their own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. 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. The game will offer a fresh start to all players with no previous knowledge or background needed.
Destiny 2 will be priced at a suggested retail price (SRP) of Php. 2,799 for the PS4 standard edition, while the Limited Edition will be tagged at an SRP of Php. 4,999. There are no prices yet revealed for the Xbox One and PC versions.