Bungie wasn’t planning to drop the details on its next big release until tomorrow, but it let something slip early.
Destiny: Rise of Iron is the upcoming expansion for the sci-fi shooter, and it’s coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 20, according to the game’s official website and the New Zealand Xbox Store. The listing on Microsoft’s digital-game portal also includes some new information about the game. At 10 a.m. Pacific time on Friday, Bungie will broadcast a reveal event for Rise of Iron on its Twitch page. But it looks like we know quite a bit about what the company will announce already.
This is the large new expansion that Activision confirmed in February.
Bungie’s note only mentioned Rise of Iron for PS4 and Xbox One. Destiny and all of its previous content also hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but it’s possible that could change this time around. GamesBeat also checked the Xbox Store site, and it only has Rise of Iron listed for Xbox One. Under Xbox 360, nothing comes back when we search the Microsoft site for “Rise of Iron.”
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The Rise of Iron page on the Xbox Store also includes a description of the expansion and some of its new features. Here’s the copy from that listing:
“Destiny: Rise of Iron is the next highly anticipated expansion to the Destiny universe. The wall which stood for centuries along the southern border of Old Russia has collapsed. Fallen mutants now scavenge the tombs of the Golden Age, and the plague they have unearthed in the wastes is more dangerous than even they understand. Join Lord Saladin. Journey into the Plaguelands. Learn the fate of the Iron Lords and stop the growing threat before it is too late.
• New Story Campaign & Quests
• New Armor and Gear
• New Weapons • New Raid
• Maximum Light Increase
• New Strike
• New Plaguelands Zone & Social Space
• New Crucible Mode & Maps
• New Enemy Faction and Bosses”
And here’s a better look at official artwork from Rise of Iron.
Destiny is one of the biggest and most played games in the world, with 30 million registered players (this doesn’t mean they are all active, though). Destiny fans have also spend money, too, on in-game transactions. It has a huge fan base that is consistently hungry for more content, and it’s likely that tomorrow’s livestream will attract hundreds of thousands of viewers. But those fans already have a good idea that what they’re getting next isn’t the full leap forward they were previously expecting. Previous leaks claimed that Rise of Iron is only meant to fill the gap created when Bungie delayed the full Destiny 2 from this fall into 2017.
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