E3 2017: Destiny 2 Gets Early Release Date, Cinematic Trailer

Jun 13, 2017 7:09am AST
E3 2017: Destiny 2 Gets Early Release Date
Photo: Activision/Bungie

At E3 2017, Bungie and Activision had a lot of good news for fans of the Destiny franchise, as the pair have released a new cinematic trailer for Destiny 2, as well as confirmed the first person shooters early launch date. Debuted during the E3 Sony Press Conference was the games latest cinematic story trailer Our Darkest Hour featuring the ominous villain, Dominus Ghaul.

Bungie CEO, Pete Parsons, spoke about the news, saying:

“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. 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.”

Also revealed 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, specialised gear sets, and an exclusive exotic weapon. You can check them out here.

Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision, spoke about the game at E3, saying:

“Everyone always says that they can’t wait for fans to get their hands on their game. But we really mean it. Destiny 2 looks so awesome, I’m thrilled to announce that we are moving the release date up to September 6th. We are also hard at work with our friends at Bungie optimising Destiny 2 for the PC, which we will be releasing in all its glory on October 24. And tonight, we are taking a deeper look at Ghaul, our villain in Destiny 2, who the world is going to love to hate. It’s going to be a big week for Destiny fans.”

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In the story of the game, 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. The game is set to land on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 6, and will land on the PC on October 24.

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