As part of Sony’s E3 press conference, Bungie confirmed the Destiny expansion The Taken King with a gameplay trailer and release date. That trailer showed off the exciting new subclasses for each of the three Guardian types, as well as the new raid against Oryx and his minions.
With the next Destiny expansion confirmed and the release date set, it seems Bungie is ready for the preorders to begin rolling in, and is now promoting a Collector’s Edition for the expansion. This Collector’s Edition comes in two forms: a physical version and digital version.
The physical version of The Taken King Collector’s Edition comes with the original Destiny game, both of the previous expansions – The Dark Below and House of Wolves – and The Taken King expansion. It will also include some additional goodies, like a Collector’s Edition Steelbook case, a collection of relics and artifacts, a Strange Coin replica, an in-game early access weapon pack, and a Cayde-6 Intel Cache, which includes a Modified Treasure Island Book with intro Letter from Cayde-6 and Cayde-6’s Personal Notes and Illustrations.
The digital version of the Collector’s Edition also comes with the original Destiny game and all three expansions, but doesn’t include the numerous physical additions. Rather, Guardians who opt for the digital version will receive a special cache of items to aid them in their efforts in the game. According to the Destiny website, these items include three armor shaders and three exotic class items with XP bonuses.
Both Collector’s Editions clock in at $80 and are a good fit for gamers who have yet to pick up Bungie’s impressive open-world shooter. For those who are looking to pick up just the game and expansions without the Collector’s Edition bonuses, Bungie is offering a Taken King – Legendary Edition that includes the original Destiny game and all three expansions for $60.
Finally, for those who have Destiny and just want the newest expansion, The Taken King is available for digital download preorder for $40.
Based on the available options, it seems Bungie and publisher Activision are looking to nab those gamers who have held off purchasing Destiny by offering the core game and all three expansions at the same price as Destiny alone cost last year. While that may seem frustrating for those gamers who have already shelled out $100 for the currently available content, and will need to drop another $40 for The Taken King, such is the nature of the business as game developers vie for every gamer they can get.
It’ll be interesting to see how Destiny holds up against the plethora of highly-anticipated games coming out later this year.
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Destiny – The Taken King is set to release on September 15, 2015 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.