Almost immediately after the recent poster leaks from Gamestop stores in Italy, the official Destiny Twitter account began hinting at a major reveal trailer for the Destiny sequel. Today, us fans received a teaser trailer from Activision and Bungie, and it’s surprisingly charming.
Destiny 2–the futuristic interplanetary 1st-person shooter–has been announced with a comedy teaser. This unexpected story-centric trailer follows parallel monologues from two returning characters of the original title as they motivate their fellow guardians to battle the alien menace. Through a set of expertly timed comedic moments and several montages of intense combat, the narrative link between the two games steps into the light. Check out the Destiny 2 reveal trailer for yourself below.
One of the most common complaints about the first Destiny was that the main questline had a dull and uninspiring story that failed to capitalize upon its promising ideas. While The Taken King DLC and other expansions helped to remedy this to a degree, the damage had already been dealt to the game’s reputation, and Destiny’s financial success outperformed its critical reception. Destiny 2 is a chance for Bungie to redeem themselves in this department, and expand upon everything they accomplished with the first go-round. This story-centric cinematic was definitely encouraging, but I’ll be reserving my overall judgment until we see some gameplay and get some understanding of the content.
Destiny 2 drops September 8th, 2017. Check back at NLGO for more coverage in the following months.