Activision and Bungie teased a gameplay reveal for Destiny 2 today. Turns out, they were good to their word. The publisher/developer combo hosted a livestream today to dole out the first look at in-game action for the shooter/MMO hybrid.
“New Legends Will Rise”
The appears to be more emphasis on an actual story upon watching the trailer. The plot is this:
“One year after the events of Destiny: Rise of Iron, the Red Legion faction of the Cabal, a military-industrial empire of massive amphibians, attack The Last City with overwhelming forces. They are led by their commander, Dominus Ghaul. Ghaul, believing the Traveler erred in giving humanity the light, succeeds in stripping the Guardians of their powers and forcing them to flee the Tower. Scattered and powerless, the Guardians must acquire new powers to face Ghaul and the Red Legion, and venture to new worlds in the Destiny universe.”
While Bungie and Activision are advertising today’s effort as a “gameplay trailer”, it’s really about a 50/50 mix of cut scenes and actual in-game action. It does all appear to be in-game cut scenes though. Destiny 2 is hitting PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 8th. Get your first good look via the trailer below.