Bungie and Activision have announced that the highly anticipated online shooter, Destiny is now available worldwide.
Destiny is Bungie’s latest creation after their overwhelming success with the Halo franchise, which has become the most pre-ordered video game IP in history and winning over 180 awards and nominations leading up to release.
“Destiny has been a labor of love and a remarkable creative journey for everyone at Activision and Bungie,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing Inc. “We feel that we have the opportunity to launch something huge – not just into the gaming landscape, but the pop cultural landscape. Arriving at our launch day with this much support and enthusiasm from fans and retailers is downright exciting. Moments like this just don’t come around very often.”
“Destiny is the game we’ve always wanted to make,” said Harold Ryan, Bungie president. “We’ve dreamt of this universe for years, so we couldn’t be more thrilled to swing open the doors and let fans shape this experience as they tell their unique stories in the game. For us, the next generation of games is all about allowing players to collide and interact with each other as they take on epic, action packed adventures all their own.”
Alongside the launch of Destiny, is the Destiny Expansion Pass, which offers players the ability to extend their adventure after launch. The Expansion Pass includes two expansions, known as The Dark Below and House of Wolves, with each expansion containing their own story, cooperative activities and competitive multiplayer maps. The Expansion Pass will retail at $39.99, with each expansion prices at $24.99 individually. The first expansion will launch this December, with the second to release next year.
Analog Addiction will have a full review of Destiny as soon as we can, until then check out our collection of gameplay, impressions on the Alpha and check out the latest trailer featuring some live-action Destiny moments.