Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Destiny

PSX 2016 – Activision: Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, Destiny The Dawning

Crash is set to return next year in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. The bundle will feature remasters of the first three titles: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. Vicarious Visions is rebuilding each game from the ground up, adding new lighting, animations, environments, and cutscenes. The audio is also being updated with a revamped soundtrack and new dialogue recorded with some of the original actors. The three will also support a unified save system, a similar checkpoint system, and analog stick functionality. Lastly, Bungie will kick off a three-week-long event for Destiny: Rise of Iron, The Dawning, on December 13. The winter festivities will include new Quests, Bounties, and customization items, plus an additional Record Book and game mode, Strike Scoring. Sparrow Racing League will also return, complete with two new tracks, one on Earth and the other on Mercury.

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Destiny to get a little spooky next week with Festival of the Lost

Destiny’s seasonal festivities are set to begin next week with the Halloween-themed Festival of the Lost. Running from October 25 through November 8, the event will feature decorated social spaces and special goodies, including masks, gear, emotes, and consumables. Several quest lines will also be involved, along with an exclusive one found in Rise of Iron’s social space, the Iron Temple. A trailer, posted below, begins the countdown until the event kicks off next Tuesday.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Destiny: Rise of Iron

“… adds some exciting boss battles, a decent story, and a lengthy Raid, but it is also overly reliant on reskinned elements.”

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Destiny: Rise of Iron now available, transition program begins

Destiny’s latest expansion, Rise of Iron, is now available for download. The $29.99 add-on is the game’s largest to date, introducing The Plaguelands on Earth, the six-player Raid Felwinter Peak, a three-player Strike, four player-versus-player maps, Supremacy competitive mode, and a social space home to a stronghold that needs to be retaken. A new story partners players with Lord Saladin to battle an evil spreading a disease across the land. An extra Raid, Wrath of the Machine, is also slated to go live at noon on Friday.

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Bungie releases launch trailer for Destiny: Rise of Iron

A new video mixing rendered and in-game footage has gone live for Destiny’s latest add-on, Rise of Iron. The launch trailer runs nearly two minutes and offers a quick overview of the backstory and current mission. Around half of the footage features several of the new gameplay elements, including The Plaguelands location, Felwinter Peak social space, and added weaponry.

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Destiny to get Private Match option tomorrow for PS4, Xbox One

Bungie will be adding Private Matches to Destiny ahead of the release of Rise of Iron. Tomorrow, current-gen versions—that is, PS4 and Xbox One, as weird as that remains to say—will allow players to host sessions from up to 18 modes across nearly 30 maps.

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Destiny – The Collection, digital legacy upgrade promo announced

As Bungie preps the next add-on for Destiny, Rise of Iron, the studio is also planning on releasing an all-in-one package, Destiny – The Collection. Scheduled to launch on September 20, alongside Rise of Iron, the bundle will include Expansion I & II, The Dark Below, House of Wolves, The Taken King, and Rise of Iron. Players who pre-order Collection digitally will be able to immediately download the game and all available expansions. Digital and physical pre-orders will also receive the black and silver Iron Gjallarhorn rocket launcher. For those who own The Taken King digitally on a legacy console, from now until January 31, Bungie is offering a $40 upgrade path in the same console family.

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Destiny: Rise of Iron trailer, screens released for pre-order bonus

Bungie has released a new trailer for Destiny’s upcoming expansion Rise of Iron. The video showcases a new pre-order bonus, the Gjallarwing Sparrow. Start it to see the ride in action, stay for the ridiculous stunts. Rise of Iron is scheduled to launch later this summer, and note that it will require both parts of The Taken King.

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Bungie announces new Destiny expansion, Rise of Iron

Destiny is being expanded later this year with the new Rise of Iron expansion. Beginning September 20, the $29.99 add-on will augment the base game and two The Taken King expansions (re: they are required) with a new storyline that will see players becoming Iron Lords as they join with old heroes to face a spreading plague. The pack will add a new setting on Earth, The Plaguelands, along with a six-player Raid (Felwinter Peak), three-player co-op Strike, social space, weapons, gear, multiplayer maps, and a mutated variation of the Fallen. To combat the new threats, the Light level will be increased and the Gjallarhorn will be reintroduced.

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Destiny – Update 2.2.0 gear to be detailed in new livestream

Bungie has announced the line-up and topic for their second Destiny livestream event. Update 2.2.0, set to go live on April 12, is going to be further detailed tomorrow at 1 p.m. (CST) with a new group. Art lead Keith Bachman and designer Brent Woodrow will be joining the stream to discuss the new gear that’s being included with the patch. To check it out, bookmark Bungie’s Twitch channel.

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