“There will be a ton of loot!”
With that totally unselfish sentiment, Nathan Fillion’s Cayde-6 rallies the troops to take back the Last City in Destiny 2. Humanity has paid the ultimate price at the start of the shooter sequel, which is officially scheduled to launch for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on September 8.
Bungie wants to take players players on an adventure “filled with new destinations around our solar system to explore.” New weapons and abilities, and a “fresh” story, will also greet veteran Guardians and newcomers on the battlefield:
In Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lay in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy 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 official Destiny 2 reveal trailer, “Rally the Troops,” shows two of the Vanguard, leaders of the Guardians, inspiring the people of the Last City in an impassioned (and occasionally sarcastic) call to arms. In Destiny 2, players will answer this call, embarking on a fresh story filled with new destinations around our solar system to explore, and an expansive amount of activities to discover. There is something for almost every type of gamer in Destiny 2, including gameplay for solo, cooperative, and competitive players set within a vast, evolving and exciting universe.
Bungie also confirmed that we’ll get our first look at a gameplay reveal during a special livestream on May 18. The broadcast will showcase “a variety of fun, action-oriented activities within Destiny 2, and will highlight the brand-new, epic adventure waiting for players.”
Unfortunately, your characters from the original Destiny will not carry over to Destiny 2. The developer is promising that all players will get a “fresh start” with the sequel.
Players who pre-order Destiny 2 on any platform will receive access to a pre-release beta, and Bungie is planning to offer the game in multiple configurations including a Standard Edition ($59.99), a Standard Edition + Expansion Pass Bundle ($89.99), a Limited Edition ($99.99), and a Digital Deluxe Edition ($99.99) featuring premium digital content. There will also be a Collector’s Edition ($249.99) containing a fully-wearable Frontier Bag, the Expansion Pass, premium digital content, and a Cabal-themed Collector’s Box.