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Bungie released the launch trailer for The Taken King and it's chock full of action, a few domineering glimpses of the King himself and it's all stitched together with some awesome Led Zeppelin music. Check it out below.
The trailer has been warmly received by the gaming community, and no matter what your opinion is of the game itself you have to admit that Activision knows how to promote a game.
A few of those space battles actually looked pretty good and see that a giant rectangular spaceship seems to be the cause of a lot of problems, looking like an elongated version of the Borg's Cube.
There's lots of dynamic action throughout the video that seems to be reminiscent of Star Wars: Episode III's opening space battle sequence. That's not to mention that there all sorts of cool action spots littered throughout the video showcasing the game's melee combat, sniping, some of the new armor and a lot of the new weapons.
Speaking of new weapons... Bungie has been working hard to completely overhaul and re-balance the game so that players who have been stuck using the most powerful guns in the game will have to relinquish them and find something new to don in order to take on the bigger and badder baddies littered throughout the Destiny's rapidly expanding game world.
Not everyone is happy that the older, super-powerful weapons are being nerfed to make room for newer weapons, but at the same time Bungie stated that they didn't want gamers playing with the same two guns over and over again for the next decade. They plan on supporting Destiny for 10 years and so far year two seems to be going a lot better than I would have imagined. I can't stay awake playing the game for the life of me.
Even still, millions of gamers love the title. In fact, as recent as this past May Activision had revealed that more than 20 million unique players had stepped foot into Destiny's sci-fi world, according to an estimate from PlayStation Lifestyle.
Not everyone has taken to The Taken King, though. Some people feel the expansion is overpriced, others had problems with the game's exclusive content in the collector's edition that would have otherwise forced longtime players to have to re-buy the whole thing for a hefty price. Eventually Bungie worked things out but not without putting a sour taste in the mouths of some veteran Destiny players.
Regardless, the hype train is in full effect and The Taken King is just three weeks out from release. You can look for the expansion to go live for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4 starting September 15th. You can learn more about the game by paying a visit to the official website.