One of the gaming industry's worst kept secrets finally came out yesterday as Bungie revealed the first piece of art from their upcoming shooter, Destiny 2. Unsurprisingly, leaks have started to appear in the wild, first with promotional posters followed most recently by a figure of the Hunter Vanguard, Cayde-6 has been making the rounds online causing most fans to speculate that this item could be involved with Destiny 2 somehow.
Originally Tweeted by Grithorne and later picked up on Reddit, the image shows a very detailed and small figure of Cayde-6 in front of what is clearly rows of pre-owned controllers at GameStop. Naturally, this photo has set of speculation that the figure is the same one mentioned in a leak earlier this year that a GameStop pre-order of Destiny 2 would include an action figure of the lovable Exo rogue. Others have begun to assume that this statue is instead part of the Limited Edition package. Either way, this isn't the first time a collectible has been issued out at GameStop as Mad Max and Forza Horizon 3 came with replica cars while Battleborn offered fans one of five random character figure boxes with a preorder as well.
Reddit user Ren_Echo went a step further and confirmed the statue of Cayde comes from the toymakers at BigShot Toyworks who actually displayed a couple of unpainted figures at New York Comic Con last year. At that time, the company revealed it had teamed up with Bungie to produce a line of figures set to release in waves sometime in 2017. The collection on display included the aforementioned Cayde-6, Lord Saladin, and one of the wolves typically seen hanging around the Iron Temple on Felwinter Peak.
What's unknown at this point is if this figure is a prototype version of one of the figures due out later this year, or perhaps a promotional item there to get people not only excited about Destiny 2, but perhaps willing to throw down some cash on a pre-order. With Age of Triumph finally available to players, fans should be hearing more about Destiny 2 sooner rather than later.
While there's no official word from either Activision or Bungie regarding the plot of Destiny 2, the first piece of art that Bungie reveal appears to show the Last City under the Traveler set ablaze. Popular fan theories started to develop earlier this year when a leaked retail listing for a Mega Bloks set revealing Lord Shaxx fighting off an Elite Cabal squad and a Siege tank. Longtime fans will note that this is something that has never occurred within the game and could be a possible starting point for where Destiny 2 begins.
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Destiny 2 is expected to release sometime in 2017 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.