The news was revealed with a new CGI story trailer released overnight, giving us an insight into how the “last safe city on Earth” has fallen, with a new enemy, protected by the “Red Legion” elite army, occupying the region.
A hands-on gameplay stream is currently scheduled for May 18. Pre-ordering the game will also grant you access to the game’s open multiplayer beta.
Activision is also looking to strengthen its relationship with Sony and PlayStation, offering up lengthy timed exclusives that continue to persuade gamers.
Activision lifted the lid off Destiny 2 earlier today, with a worldwide reveal trailer detailing the game’s story, characters and antagonists.
The trailer released earlier this week by the official Destiny YouTube channel doesn’t tell us much about exclusive content and DLC, but the same teaser on the official PlayStation YouTube channel appears to have opened the floodgates.
As was the case with the first game, Destiny 2 will have timed exclusive DLC coming to PlayStaton 4 first, with the teaser trailer revealing it will remain exclusive to the platform until “Fall 2018”.
That means that should Destiny 2 release in September 2017 as is expected, and DLC launches in the months after, Xbox gamers will need to wait almost a year to get their hands on it.
It would unlikely factor in expansions, but it’s a lengthy timed exclusivity deal nonetheless.
A Collector’s Edition has also been revealed, and it’s mighty pricey.
Priced at $249.95 US / $349.95 AUD, the Destiny 2 Collector’s Edition is pretty much every Destiny fans ultimate loot box.
Here’s what you get with the Destiny 2 Collector’s Edition.
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
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
- Solar blanket
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
Pre-order Destiny 2 to get early access to the beta, which is expected to go live in May.