Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Bungie

Battle wages across Venus and Mars in new Destiny videos

A new gameplay trailer, titled Venus, has been released for Destiny. At around a minute and a half, the footage features a trio exploring and battling around the overgrown surface and underground compounds as well as through ruined cities. A similarly themed trailer for Mars has also been posted below, which follows another group making their way around the red planet. And in case you missed it, a multiplayer trailer was released last week.

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Destiny gets new trailer, now GameStop’s most pre-ordered new IP

Bungie has announced that Destiny has broken GameStop’s record for the most pre-orders of a new property. This follows the previous update that over 4.5 million unique players took part in trying out the game during its recent open-beta phase. Coinciding with the news is the release of a new multiplayer trailer, which is also being used to celebrate the commencement of gamescom 2014 in Cologne, Germany.

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Destiny beta breaks records, logs over 4.5 million players

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Activision has released details about the recent beta for Bungie’s upcoming first-person shooter Destiny. The beta period kicked off on July 16 and closed on Sunday, and in the intervening period, the game logged over 4,638,937 unique players. According to Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg, the program marked “the biggest beta of this console generation by a wide margin and the largest console beta ever for a new video game IP to date.” Bungie COO Pete Parsons added that they “cannot thank the community enough” and that “the response was humbling.”

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Destiny beta dated, Ghost and Limited editions detailed

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Activision has released new details about the upcoming Destiny beta as well as three premium versions. Gamers who pre-order the game will be able to enter the beta at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) on July 17 for the PS3 and PS4 versions and at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) on July 23 for Xbox 360 and One versions. A PSN subscription is required to access some features, and Live Gold is required for all features. Maintenance will take place between beginning on July 21-22 and continue until July 27 across all platforms, at which point the beta will go back online. Three special editions were also announced and have been detailed below: Ghost Edition ($149.99), Limited Edition ($99.99), and Digital Guardian Edition ($89.99). The first two DLC packs, Expansion I and II, have been priced at $19.99 and the season pass at $34.99.

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E3 2014: Activision – Destiny screenshots, trailer released

Activision has released some new screenshots alongside a new trailer for Bungie’s upcoming shooter Destiny. The seven-minute-long video features Bungie co-founder Jason Jones detailing more about what gamers can expect from both single player and multiplayer. Topics covered, and shown in the screenshots, include the campaign, character-customization options, classes, skills, and wheeling and dealing in the hub city. Of particular interest is The Director, which alerts players as to what quests are available and their associated rewards. Gamers itching to give the game a go can take part in an upcoming public beta, set to kick off on July 17.

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Destiny co-op action showcased in The Devils’ Lair gameplay trailer

Gamers eager to check out Destiny can see more of what Bungie has in store with a new seven-minute-long gameplay trailer. The video, titled The Devils’ Lair, features players joining together to clear out a makeshift colony in the midst of a battle between the Fallen and the Hive. It was also announced that GameStop Power Up Rewards members who pre-order before September 9 will receive an upgraded Sparrow vehicle that sports increased boost, speed, and durability.

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Destiny beta to launch first for PS3 and PS4

To help kick off the launch of the PS4, Activision and Bungie have announced that the Destiny beta will be available first on PS3 and PS4. To gain access to the beta, players will need to pre-order the game from a participating retailer and enter the given nine-digit code at the official site. A note for those who pre-ordered before October 1: those who qualify have been automatically entered and will receive their code in an email from the retailer.

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Destiny trailer and screens released, pre-order beta access detailed

As mentioned yesterday, Activision has released a new trailer, along with a new batch of screenshots, from Bungie’s Destiny. The trailer, titled The Moon, showcases one of the game’s locations as well as one of the four enemy races, the Hive. It was also revealed that gamers who pre-order at a participating retailer will be able to take part in an upcoming beta before the general public. The beta is scheduled to begin early next year for 360, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One and will feature “a diverse sampling of major activities featured in the full game.”

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Official box art revealed for Bungie’s Destiny

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Activision has released the official box art for Bungie’s upcoming single- and multiplayer hybrid shooter Destiny. A new trailer is scheduled to launch tomorrow, so check back to see more in-game action.

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Bungie releases new Destiny trailer, Out Here in the Wild

A new video has been release for Bungie’s upcoming shooter Destiny. The nearly five-minute-long clip, titled Out Here in the Wild, covers the studio’s motivations behind their design choices, as well as more about weapon design, character growth and online play.

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