LOS ANGELES – June 12, 2017 - Bungie and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), announced the early launch date for Destiny 2 on PlayStation®4, scheduled for September 6. Debuted during the E3 Sony Press Conference was Destiny 2’s latest cinematic story trailer ”Our Darkest Hour” featuring the ominous villain, Dominus Ghaul. The Destiny 2 console beta will open up to all PlayStation 4 players on July 18 at 10am PDT and will conclude at 9pm PDT on July 23.
At E3, inside the Los Angeles Convention Center, Bungie and Activision will provide a variety of hands-on experiences for attendees with the all-new story campaign as well as competitive, and cooperative multiplayer gameplay, debuting a brand-new subclass, the Arcstrider Hunter whose “super” ability is to summon an Arc-empowered staff to be used for close-quarters melee combat. Attendees are invited to play a vast array of gameplay activities for Destiny 2 on PS4 Pro at the Activision booth #1001 in the South Hall, and PlayStation’s booth #4322 in the West Hall.
“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.”
Revealed today were the Destiny 2 PlayStation timed exclusives* available at launch, which include a competitive multiplayer map, a three-player cooperative Strike, a blue and white colored ship, specialized gear sets, and 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 is currently Rating Pending (RP) by the ESRB and will be available at a suggested retail price of $54.99. The product line-up will also feature the Destiny 2 – Game + Expansion Pass Bundle at $89.99 SRP, the Destiny 2 – Digital Deluxe Edition featuring premium digital content at $99.99 SRP, and the Limited Edition at $99.99 SRP.
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Bungie is an independent, employee-owned game development studio dedicated to creating hopeful worlds that inspire passionate player communities. For more than two-and-a-half decades that purpose has led to the creation of some of the industry’s most celebrated gaming franchises, including Marathon, Myth, Halo, and Destiny. Today, Bungie is focused on developing the next highly-anticipated release in the Destiny universe, Destiny 2.