As the launch of Destiny 2 draws closer, Bungie and Activision released a dramatic live-action trailer to really get fans in the mood to blast bad guys. But while the video encourages players to save the world (as well as the puppies), one fan has found a way to make the trailer even better.
Not long after the live-action trailer was released, a Destiny 2 fan by the name of Music Sharer realized that the footage fits perfectly with one of the most iconic songs in the world. That song is My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion, the heart-wrenching and Oscar winning tune from the Titanic movie soundtrack.
Admittedly, Destiny 2 probably doesn’t feature any giant ships crashing into icebergs. However, Dion’s soaring vocals and the way they layer over scenes of Guardians taking down enemies makes the game seem incredibly dramatic, if not totally haunting.
Although Music Sharer apologized for the mashup in the description of the video, most viewers seem to agree that this new take on the video is “beautiful.” One player said that it gave them goosebumps, while another even recommended it for the Bungie Movie of the Week initiative which highlights the best community-made Destiny videos. As players uncover more secrets about the game, competition for MOTW is surely set to hot up, but this is certainly a strong candidate for this week.
Many prospective Destiny 2 players will be hoping that the game itself manages to capture the essence of the live action trailer (both the original and the Celine Dion version.) Destiny 2 will have a larger focus on story, confirms Bungie, which has also promised a cinematic narrative too. The story of the original Destiny was heavily criticized for being weak, confusing and not integrated into the game enough and this seems to have been a massive area of improvement for the follow up.
Players got just a small taste of the story in the Destiny 2 beta but there are still questions of whether Bungie will be able to live up to the hype and make good on its promises. With fans now more eager than ever to restore the world for the sake of their puppies and maybe even Jack and Rose, it could be an uphill battle. But nonetheless, many are excited to see how the first-person shooter can deliver.