Bungie and Activision announce Destiny 2 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The first person shooter sees Guardians take on a brand new enemy after the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lays “in ruins.”
Like the first game, Destiny 2 also looks set to feature playable female characters, with people of colour also featuring in key roles in the game’s story.
Destiny 2 Announcement Trailer and Release Date Revealed
In an explosive announcement trailer for the game, Bungie and Activision reveals that Destiny 2 focuses on a menacing new enemy named Ghaul. The commander of the “brutal” Red Legion, Ghaul and his forces have apparently stripped the Guardians (the player characters who protect the Earth) of their power.
Destiny 2 players can expect the following:
You will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds of our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, you must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.
Players can also expect to meet several female characters and characters of colour who look set to be key to the story. Speaking alongside Cayde-6 in the trailer is a Warlock Vanguard named Ikora Rey (pictured above) and some of the art for the game (pictured at the top of this post) also stars another, currently unnamed female character and a black male character too. It’s positive to see that even in this futuristic game, the diversity of the human race is still very much on show.
It also looks likely that Destiny 2‘s player characters will be able to be similarly diverse. The first game did feature playable female characters though players were unable to see their faces; something which looks set to change in the second game.
If Destiny 2 does let players take off their helmets and design characters of different ethnicities and styles then this would certainly go down well newcomers and longstanding fans alike, especially as people were surprised this wasn’t a feature in the first game. So while nothing’s confirmed for now, fingers crossed.
Destiny 2 will be released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on September 8. Pre-ordering the game also offers access to the Destiny 2 beta.