Destiny is finally coming back to consoles today, and is also heading to PC for the first time next month. Initially rumoured for a 2016 release, Destiny 2 was officially confirmed in March 2017, after a leak a couple of days before.
At the time, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg said developer Bungie was focusing on making the game "even better" than the first entry, "with state of the art first-person action, an awesome new story, great characters, and thoughtful innovations that make the game more accessible to all different kinds of players."Bungie CEO Pete Parsons added he was looking forward to "sharing a fresh, inviting story."
In its latest issue, Edge reported there will be "over 80 missions and activities in Destiny 2, and each is substantial – in length, challenge, story and reward."
Having played Destiny 2 at its LA reveal event back in May, Eurogamer's Wesley Yin-Poole said it's "a lot of fun to play, but it does feel very familiar." He added: "Bungie is, to my mind, the best in the world when it comes to making satisfying video game shooting."
Meanwhile, Gamereactor's Mike Holmes gave his verdict on the beta, saying he was "impressed" with the game so far and that Bungie is "looking to build on what it did right in the post-Taken King era."
Back in September 2014, Destiny became the UK's biggest new IP launch ever – a title it lost to Ubisoft's The Division in March 2016. Needless to say, expectations are high for Destiny 2, but it's very likely to meet its targets given it's launching during a quiet week at retail. The limited edition of the game is already sold out, too, so it looks like things are shaping up nicely for the title. Destiny 2 should sell particularly well on PS4, too, as this version will feature timed exclusive content.
Activision is also supporting the game in every way possible, including the release of a new merchandise range from Numskull.
So to celebrate the launch of Destiny 2, we have selectedsome of the merchandise releasing alongside Bungie's long-awaited sequel.
Destiny 2 Collector'sEdition Strategy Guide
Prima is launching this beautiful collector's edition strategy guide alongside Destiny 2. The book covers everything there is to know and achieve in Destiny 2, with a foreword written by game director Luke Smith. Fans can choose between three different collectible covers.
Destiny 2 Hardcover Ruled Journal
This 192-page journal created by high-end publisher Insight Editions features exclusive images and concept art from Destiny 2. It also includes a ribbon placeholder and a back pocket.
Manufacturer: Insight Editions
Distributor: Insight Editions
Destiny 2 3D Ghost Keychain
This keyring is part of Numskull's new range, launching alongside Destiny 2. Other products include mugs, caps, wallets, magnets and more. They're all available from distributor Rubber Road.
Contact: 01707 800 881
KontrolFreek Destiny 2 range
Designed in collaboration with Bungie, KontrolFreek created a Destiny 2 collection of thumbsticks for both PS4 and Xbox One. There's a CQC Signature Edition and a Ghost Edition.
SRP:14.99 (Signature Edition), 17.99 (Ghost Edition)
Contact:01622 845 161
Official Destiny Ghost Candle Holder and Planet Scented Candles
This Ghost candle holder and its five candles inspired by Destiny's universe of planets are part of Numskull's new Destiny 2 merchandise range. Among its other unusual tie-in items, Numskull has created a bathrobe, a onesie, an ice cube tray and even Christmas baubles.
Distributor: Rubber Road
Contact:01707 800 881