Destiny: The Taken King Launch Trailer Arrives, New Raid Won’t Launch On Day One

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Oryx my be pissed at the loss of his kin and hell-bent on devouring our entire solar system with his mammoth-of-a-fortress, but perhaps an offering of his very own launch trailer will help ease his troubles and cause him to rethink his actions.

It’s worth a try. The Taken King himself stars in the just-released trailer for the upcoming launch of Destiny Year Two, along with a Fireteam of Guardians and other characters that will have a place in the events to come.

It comes a bit early, as there are still a good 15 days to go before the $40 expansion arrives. There’s also one more live stream reveal event that developer Bungie has planned for this Wednesday, which will explore new locations in the DLC. Last week, the studio showed off gameplay with the three new Subclasses during a three-player co-op Strike.

To quote Bungie Community Manager “DeeJ,” The Taken King DLC will include all of the following:

  • “New story missions and an array of sidequests that conspire to tell the story of our battle to defend our Solar System against Oryx and his Taken army”
  • “New narrative driven by cinematic cutscenes starring an engaging cast of characters”
  • “New Exotic Weapons, Exotic Armor, and Exotic Questlines”
  • “The Dreadnaught, a full new destination, with unique secrets, rituals, and treasures to uncover”
  • “A new breed of enemy combatants, The Taken, armed with new abilities and weapons”
  • “An increased Level Cap, and new ways for your Guardian to grow more powerful”
  • “The most substantial injection of new, unique, and redesigned weapons, armor, and talents to date”
  • “New subclasses with all new Supers and abilities”
  • “New cooperative Strikes with unique and dynamic new Boss battles”
  • “Redesigned and reimagined Strikes – Dust Palace, Undying Mind, and Cerberus Vae III – are now overrun by the Taken”
  • “New Crucible multiplayer maps with new Crucible modes, including the previously revealed Rift and Mayhem”
  • “And, of course, last but not least, our biggest six-player Raid yet”

According to Bungie, the new six-player Raid will launch a few days following the release of The Taken King, likely to give Guardians the time they need to work through the new story content.

Destiny The Taken King launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on September 15. The $60 Legendary Edition, which includes the base game along with all three Destiny expansions, launches on the same day.

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