E3 continues with another of the big three as well as Square Enix’s first presentation.
This week at E3, Bungie revealed its major expansion for Destiny called “The Taken King.” The Taken King is a new campaign based on a new race of enemy. Oryx, the father of Crota, is upset that Guardians have killed his son and is exacting revenge by creating a new army called the Taken. The Taken King expansion will feature a new raid, new strikes, and new Crucible maps and modes. The expansion will be sold individually for $39.99. Also, there will be a Legendary Edition geared towards new players who want to jump into Destiny that includes the base game, Expansions 1 & 2, and The Taken King expansion for $59.99. Finally, for the collectors, there will be a Collector’s Edition, that includes everything in the Legendary Edition plus exclusive Collector’s Edition emotes, shaders, and exotic class items with XP bonuses for $79.99.
NOTE: Since this was written the Collector’s Edition exclusive items have been given their own pack that you can buy for $20. This is for the people that don’t want to buy the game and DLC they already own.
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The Taken King will be released on September 15th, 2015. Check out the E3 reveal trailer below:
Other Gaming News
Rounding out the first day of E3 Sony hit PlayStation fans with a lot of news for their fans. We’ll break it down in the following section, but you can watch the full conference for yourself below. Skip to about 26 minutes to bypass the pre-show.
The long awaited game The Last Guardian has been in an unknown status for years with no news. Sony decided to start their conference off with probably the biggest news they could give. Here’s a brief gameplay trailer along with the announcement of a 2016 release.
Horizon Zero Dawn was unveiled at Sony’s conference as a new exclusive title. The game takes place in what appears to be a post apocalyptic future where nature has reclaimed the planet, only now, the animals are machines and the humans have reverted to tribal ways. The gameplay features hunting these mechanized animals with your arsenal of salvaged makeshift weaponry.
A trailer for Hitman was shown, debuting the newest game in the franchise meant to redefine how the game is played.
Sony surprised Street Fighter fans by announcing that the latest game, Street Fighter V, will be a PS4 and PC exclusive. PS4 players will have exclusive access to the first public beta which starts July 21st.
Hello Games went on stage to show off gameplay of their game, No Man’s Sky. They presented the massive scale of the world and how some of the discovery works on the planets.
Media Molecule showed a rather odd game called Dreams. It allows you to create your own world then put motion into like a puppet system. It’s more of a creativity game that you have to make a brief story for.
A new game called Firewatch puts you in the wilderness as a park ranger that gets thrown into a mystery you have to solve.
Sony’s presentation for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate gave us our first look at gameplay for Evie Frye. She seems to be the stealthier character of the two and plays more like the traditional Assassins have.
A short cinematic teaser trailer was shown for a remake of a Square Enix game. That game is none other than Final Fantasy VII, one of the most popular games in the franchise. There was no word given other than that the game will be on PS4 only and more news will come this winter.
Next up, Sony showed a quick trailer for four new games from Devolver Studios which will launch first on PlayStation.
Shenmue III was announced as a Kickstarter during the conference. The game will be PS4 and PC exclusive.
By now Arkham Knight has already been released, but at E3 showed a first look at the PS4 exlcusive Scarecrow missions.
Sony took a few minutes to talk about Project Morpheus, but never showed the device in action. Also mentioned was a new TV programming system called PlayStation VUE that will be coming to the console. You will be able to choose the channels you want to subscribe to and only pay for what you want. Only a few areas currently have it available, but they will be expanding later.
Call of Duty had a surprise reveal that their partnership of early access DLC was not with PlayStation instead of Xbox. Campaign was shown with four player co-op as well as a brief multiplayer trailer.
Disney Infinity will be getting multiple Star Wars themed sets including a PlayStation exclusive starter bundle.
DICE showed the premiere of a wave defense survival mode for Battlefront. It can be played solo or cooperatively.
Sony closed their show with gameplay from the latest game in their massively popular series, Uncharted.