It’s been almost a whole year since Bungie released their sci-fi shooter, Destiny, and the game is still going strong among console gamers. Despite the various challenges Bungie has faced with the game and its expansions, anticipation is heavy among Destiny players for the upcoming DLC, The Taken King.
As most fans are now aware, the expansion will introduce new weapons into the mix that will trump the power and abilities of Destiny’s Year One guns. As part of their efforts to elicit excitement for these new weapons, Bungie 3D artis Matt Lichy has posted some high-resolution photos of three new rifles coming to Destiny with The Taken King.
The below photos are so realistic players can almost reach out and touch them. Each angle gives Guardians an idea of just how creative each weapon design is and how the individual parts work together to create the powerful futuristic boom sticks.
Along with the up-close photos, Bungie offered some thoughts on each weapon. Check out the photos and descriptions below for Destiny’s new Telesto, Suros, and Omolon rifles.
“An end will come, Guardian. Bring it about sooner with Telesto, a vestige of the Queen’s Harbringers. This Fusion Rifle will attach projectiles to your foes and detonate with a delayed Void blast. Multikills with this weapon will drop Orbs for your allies.”
“Some say the best weapon for a Guardian is the one they can customize to match their intent. Suros believes in options–weapons that can be repurposed for a variety of combat situations. Suros talent grids offer two columns of two stat perks, granting more options for changing weapon stats than any other foundry. The single behavior perk is grounded in the middle of the talent grid as a focus point for the weapon’s core potential. If you want a weapon that can flex from CQ to ranged, quick to powerful, fast handling to hard hitting all with the swap of a few nodes: SUROS.”
“Pioneers of energy weaponry, Omolon is the first foundry to experiment beyond the world of combustion ballistics. Sporting lighter ergonomic frames, Omolon weapons all start with generous base handling stats to build from. Omolon talent grids focus on behavioral perks over stat customization. Legendary talent grids are the only weapons that offer three perks: one as the first non-scope upgrade and two as a binary choice in the final column. Perk selection favors perks that are energy based and/or go beyond the weapon to interact with the wielder’s abilities or status.”
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Destiny – The Taken King is set to release September 15, 2015 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.