We knew from the teaser released a couple of days ago that Destiny 2 was going for a somewhat different tone than its predecessor. The official trailer shows us two different ways to look at the game, and one is much funnier than the other. The trailer, entitled Rally the Troops, provides two different strategies for inspiring people to fight. One is a bit more traditional, the other is a bit more hilarious. We also learned when we'll be able to join the fight, as Destiny 2 has been officially dated for September 8, 2017.
As was suggested by the teaser trailer and the initial image reveal, the world of Destiny has been shattered and the home of the Guardians has been destroyed. Those who are left have rallied together and what we see here are different groups. One led by Lance Riddick's Commander Zavala, and the other hearing a speech by Nathan Fillion's Cayde-6. Riddick is an actor used to playing leaders and those who inspire. Fillion tends to play things with a bit more humor and that's what we get here. Zavala's group is ready to follow him into battle. Cayde-6 doesn't get buy-in from his crew until he says the word "loot." To be fair, there are a lot of players that were likely inspired by that word too.
In addition to the trailer itself, we also received official confirmation that Destiny 2 will arrive in just a few months time, on September 8 of this year. The date falls in line with what we'd heard alongside some early posters that had been leaked online. The game will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Pre-orders are, as expected, also now open. Those that do pre-order the game will get early beta access. regardless of which platform they pre-order on. Also, to be expected, the game will be available in more formats than we can keep track of. The base game will ship for $60. An expansion pass is available for $40, but purchasing the two together will give a $10 discount.
Next up is the Digital Deluxe Edition Edition for $100 which gives you the game, expansion pass and some premium digital content, namely, a Legendary sword, a Legendary player emote, and a Cabal Empire Themed Emblem. Then there is the Limited Edition, which also goes for $100 but adds in a Steelbook case, a Collector's Box with a Booklet with secrets into the Cabal Empire, a Cabal Schematic Collectible postcard Images, and Cabal Military Pawns, whatever those are.
Finally, we have the Collector's Edition which will set you back $250 but includes a Destiny 2 frontier bag, which looks to be a decent quality bag that can apparently function as either messenger bag or backpack. You also get the Frontier Kit, which includes a solar panel USB charger with built-in light, a paracord, and a solar blanket. In case you find yourself stranded in the wilderness while playing Destiny 2.
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