Official Beta Dates for the PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Xbox One,
and Xbox 360 Announced
Destiny ‘Ghost' and ‘Limited' Collector's Editions Revealed
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision
Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), and Bungie today confirmed the calendar
for the highly anticipated Destiny Beta, which will
include a diverse sampling of major activities featured in the full
game. Fans who pre-order Destiny at a participating
retailer are guaranteed access into the Beta, which will commence as
The Beta begins first for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system
(PlayStation Plus required for some features) and PlayStation®3
computer entertainment system at 10:00am PDT on July 17
The Beta begins for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment
system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft
(Xbox Live Gold required, subject to change) at 10:00am PDT on July 23
The Beta will be offline for scheduled maintenance on July 21 - July
22 and open back up to pre-order participants across all platforms
until 11:59pm PDT on July 27
Fans can watch the brand new Destiny Beta trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TljtC5qnb-s
"As we prepare to launch our first Beta on multiple console platforms
around the world, we are excited and eager to open the flood gates,"
said Harold Ryan, Bungie's president. "We already love to play Destiny,
and with your help we can be ready for our launch in September."
Activision and Bungie also revealed today three epic collector's edition
versions of the game. The Destiny Ghost Edition and the Destiny
Limited Edition both include the following:
Limited edition SteelBook™ Case and Game Disc
Arms & Armament Field Guide
Postcards from the Golden Age
Antique Star Chart
Collector's Edition Digital Content Pack:
Unique Ghost Casing
Exclusive Player Emblem
Exclusive Player Ship Variant
Destiny Expansion Pass - expands the Destiny
adventure post-launch with the following two expansions, which will
include brand new story missions, cooperative activities and
competitive multiplayer arenas, and a wealth of all new weapons, armor
and gear to earn:
Expansion I: The Dark Below - Set deep beneath the surface
of the Moon, fans will discover an ancient tomb that has been
unsealed, and a dark god who has risen an evil army in the depths
of the Hellmouth, the home of the Hive enemy race
Expansion II: House of Wolves - details will be revealed
PlayStation platforms will also include additional exclusive
content for Expansion I and II and will remain exclusive until at
least Fall of 2015
The Destiny Ghost Edition will also include the following:
Ghost replica, featuring motion-activated lights and voice recordings
from award-winning actor Peter Dinklage, voice of the Ghost character,
the player's personal companion in the game
Letter of Introduction
Golden Age Relics, which include a Photo, Patch, Sticker and two
Chrome slides of the Traveler
For digital pre-order fans, the Destiny Digital Guardian Edition includes
a digital download copy of the game, Destiny Expansion Pass and
the Collector's Edition Digital Content Pack.
The Destiny Ghost Edition ($149.99), the Destiny
Limited Edition ($99.99), the Destiny Digital Guardian
Edition ($89.99) and the Destiny Expansion Pass
($34.99 for the pass, Expansion I and Expansion II will be
priced individually at $19.99 when they launch) are available for
pre-order now. All pre-orders on any sku will include access to the Vanguard
Armory that includes early access to weapons, gear and exclusive
player emblem. Fans can visit http://www.destinythegame.com/wheretobuy
to see a list of participating global retailers.
For more information about the Beta and the Destiny collector's
editions, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com.
For exclusive updates, follow the official Destiny social
channels at www.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame
and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter, and interact directly with the
developers at www.Bungie.net.
Players are cast as Guardians of the last city on Earth, who will
explore the ancient ruins of our solar system from the red dunes of Mars
to the lush jungles of Venus. Able to wield incredible power, gamers
must battle humanity's enemies and reclaim all that was lost during the
collapse of mankind's Golden Age. In a story-driven universe, Destiny
unfolds through grand tales and epic adventures by
immersing players in a bold new universe filled with cooperative,
competitive, public, and social activities, all seamlessly connected. Destiny
is rated T for Teen by the ESRB (Animated Blood and Violence).
Bungie was founded in 1991 with two goals: develop kick ass games that
combine state-of-the-art technology with uncompromising art, captivating
storytelling, and deep gameplay, and then to sell enough copies to fund
their ongoing quest for World Domination. Over the past twenty years,
Bungie created a bunch of fun games, including the Halo Franchise, the
Marathon Trilogy, and the first two Myth games. Now independent,
employee-owned, and located in Bellevue, Washington, Bungie is preparing
to unleash their newest creation, Destiny, upon the world.
More information about Bungie can be found at www.bungie.net.
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the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, mainland China, Hong Kong and the
region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can
be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.
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