Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Destiny

Trailer, eight-minute video released for Destiny: The Taken King

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Activision has a new trailer as well as a video breakdown for Destiny: The Taken King. Originally shown at Sony’s E3 press conference, the trailer offers the first glimpse at the upcoming add-on, while an eight-minute-long ‘vidoc’ provides a deeper look at what Bungie has in store. The expansion will add new subclasses along with new strikes, gear, and enemies. The latest threat is Oryx, the powerful Taken King who commands an army of corrupted taken that must be confronted in a new campaign.

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Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves out now on Live, PSN

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Bungie has released Destiny’s second expansion pack, House of Wolves. The download adds quite a bit, including the three-player co-op arena Prison of Elders, the weekly three-versus-three multiplayer event Trials of Osiris, the Strike mission The Shadow Thief, and new story missions and quests. Additionally, the level cap has been raised to 34, with gear ascension to increase the level of Legendary and Exotic kit. Other additions include a new social space within The Reef, which offers new bounties and rewards. There are also new weapons and armor, and three new versus multiplayer maps (Black Shield, Thieves’ Den, and Widow’s Court), with PlayStation versions receiving a time-exclusive fourth map, Timekeeper, set to head to Xbox this fall. And as a bonus for the entire community, all competitive maps from the first expansion, The Dark Below, are available to everyone.

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Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves gets behind-the-scenes video

Bungie has followed up its Twitch streams with a new behind-the-scenes video for Destiny’s upcoming add-on Expansion II: House of Wolves. The expansion launches May 19, and for the past few weeks, the studio has been hosting livestreams of the new content with members of the development team and community. They announced some stats from the campaign today, and it seems that the three-week series has done well, as it has become this year’s biggest game reveal on Twitch, with 1.5 million views and a peak of 180,000-plus concurrent viewers. To catch up on the streams, head on over to Bungie’s Twitch channel.

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Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves co-op event to debut on Twitch

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Bungie is set to stream more of Destiny’s second expansion, House of Wolves, tomorrow. Kicking off at 1 p.m. (CST) community manager Deej will once again be hosting a livestream playthrough, this time of a new Horde-style co-op arena activity set in the Prison of Elders, where three players must defend against waves of enemies. Other guests will include lead designer Matt Sammons and player ProfessorBroman. To check out the event, head to their Twitch channel.

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New Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves event to debut on Twitch

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Bungie is continuing their livestream run of Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves tomorrow. Starting at 1:00 p.m. (CST), Bungie community manager Deej, design leads Lars Bakken and Derek Carroll, and player tripleWreck will play Trials of Osiris, a new three-versus-three Crucible event, on the studio’s Twitch channel. The victors will be rewarded with endgame kit sporting an Osiris theme.

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Bungie to livestream tour of Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves

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Bungie will be showing off the next Destiny expansion, House of Wolves, tomorrow on Twitch. Beginning at 1 p.m. (CST) on the studio’s official Twitch channel, Bungie community manager Deej will host a gameplay tour with creative director Christopher Barrett and community member Gothalion. The session will cover all of the material being added, including the new vendors and social space, The Reef.

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Prologue video released for Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves

Bungie has released the prologue for Bungie’s second expansion pack, House of Wolves. In the video, Guardians are offered vast riches to track down and kill traitorous Fallen, who responded to a gesture of mercy with violence. Not to mention it looks really nice—anyone else wanting to see this extended out to an actual short?

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Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below Prologue trailer reveals Crota

Bungie has released a new trailer for their upcoming Destiny expansion, The Dark Below. The CG-only video runs just short of a minute and a half and gives players a glimpse of Crota, a Hive god that must be defeated before he can launch an invasion of Earth.

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Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below launching December 9

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Activision has announced that Bungie will be rolling out its first expansion pack for Destiny, The Dark Below, on December 9. The pack’s full contents are listed below, but gamers can expect to find new weapons and gear, a level cap bump up to 32, three versus arenas, and new co-op strike missions, raids, and story quests. PlayStation gamers will also receive a timed exclusive strike mission, The Undying Mind.

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Bungie’s Destiny breaks sales records during launch month

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Activision has released new sales data for Bungie’s latest shooter, Destiny. Going by NPD and Activision’s internal estimates, Destiny holds the title of being gaming’s biggest launch of a new franchise. Additionally, it is also the only new gaming franchise in the top 30 all-time based on US retail sales during launch month, and its launch month retail sales put it in the top 10 largest of all time in the US. Activision Publishing’s CEO Eric Hirshberg also noted that gamers are still playing Destiny for an average of three hours a day.

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