Bungie announces multiple limited editions for Destiny
Break out those wallets, Bungie fans. The Destiny developer has finally unveiled the limited editions for their upcoming epic, and yes, that “editions,” as in plural. Read on for all the details, and try to ignore the muffled sobs coming from your checking account.
In case you weren’t aware, today is Bungie Day. The 7th day of the 7th month has always been a time when the Seattle developer pauses and gives back to the fans who made Bungie into what it is today. Whether it’s a free map, or special playlists, or just a nice long hug, Bungie has never failed to deliver on 7/7. And just for clarification, they’ve never actually given out hugs on Bungie Day. Not to my knowledge, anyway. I suppose it’s possible. In any case, on this 2014 edition of Bungie Day, they’ve pulled back the curtain on the Destiny special editions for all to see.
First up is the Limited Edition, which as you can see above, comes in a special steelbook case. But that’s pretty much required for a limited edition, right? Here’s what else you’ll get with the Destiny Limited Edition, which will set you back $99.99.
- Guardian Folio, containing:
- “Arms and Armament” Field Guide: Many believe the weapons and armor featured in this record are a myth. You will learn the truth.
- Postcards from the Golden Age: Our worlds have been claimed by our enemies. Now, it’s time to take them back.
- Antique Star Chart: Explore the wild frontiers of our solar system. Discover all that we have lost.
- Collector’s Edition Digital Content: The City has provided you with a cache of items to start you on your journey, including:
- A Unique Ghost Casing
- An Exclusive Player Emblem
- An Exclusive Player Ship Skin
- Includes the Destiny Expansion Pass
The mesmerizing image you see above you is the $149.99 uber-limited edition of Destiny, known as the Ghost Edition. In addition to everything that comes in the Limited Edition, you also get the following super cool extras.
- Ghost Replica: This is your motion-sensing Ghost, featuring lights and audio from the game. May it lead you through the Darkness.
- Letter of Introduction: These worlds were once ours. If you accept your destiny, you will be asked to do the impossible.
- Golden Age Relics, which include a Patch, Sticker and two Chrome slides of the Traveler (was previously missing from the description)
While I would have preferred a model of the Traveler, or maybe of the City Tower, a talking Ghost replica is pretty friggin cool Especially since it will almost certainly use the voice of Peter Dinklage. Image walking into your living room, and having the soothing disembodied voice of Peter Dinklage welcome you.
In addition to the Limited and Ghost editions, Bungie also announced a special Digital Guardian Edition for those who think game discs are soooo 20th century. The Digital Guardian Edition will sell for $89.99, and in addition to a downloadable version of the game, will come with the following digital goodies.
- Early access to Vanguard Armory and Player Emblem pre-order bonus
- Reservation for two upcoming Destiny Expansions, “The Dark Below” and “House of Wolves,” featuring:
- Brand-new story missions
- Cooperative and competitive multiplayer arenas
- A wealth of all-new weapons, armor, and gear to earn
- Collector’s Edition Digital Content Pack: Exclusive in-game Ghost Casing, Player Ship, and Player Emblem
- Includes the Destiny Expansion Pass
Now I know what you’re asking: what the heck is the Destiny Expansion Pass? Well, it’s basically like the season pass for games like Bioshock Infinite. Destiny has been built from the begining to be expandable, and there will be two major DLCs released for the game. Entitled The Dark Below, and House of Wolves, they will feature new story missions, cooperative activities, competitive multiplayer arenas, and a whole lotta new weapons, armor and gear to earn.