In a similar fashion to when Destiny’s Rise of Iron expansion was leaked in June of last year, another info-heavy poster has come to light (no pun intended) and is currently doing the rounds on the internet.
The poster, originally uploaded by Italian retailer Lega Network, shows “Destiny 2” with a release date of Friday, 8th September 2017. This may be just a European release date, as games generally release on a Tuesday in Northern America, but this is the first somewhat reliable hint at a release window (5th – 8th September).
Another similar poster mentions a planned beta, with rumours following that the beta will be PlayStation exclusive and launch sometime in June, tying in with E3 2017.
The poster shows three helmet-less human guardians. Fans of the original Destiny may question why only one of the three races appear in this shot, missing the EXOs and the Awoken races. Could these three characters featured in the poster be NPCs we interact with in the sequel? From what we can see all three classes are included, with the female to the left of the picture being a Hunter, the male in the middle, a Titan and finally the male on the right of the picture, a Warlock. The Warlock seems to be using a Suros shotgun, whilst the Titan, in the middle of the picture, looks to be using some type of Omolon weapon, potentially an auto rifle. Finally, the Hunter looks as though she’s using some type of sidearm, however, it looks a little larger than the typical sidearms we’ve seen in the past, so this could be a hand cannon. If this is a fake, it’s EXTREMELY convincing, but this Destiny fan will be taking things with a pinch of salt.
Of course, nothing official has come from Bungie as of yet, other than a few tweets dodging the flurry of questions they’ve received over Twitter since photos of the posters turned up online. Deej, the much loved Bungie community manager, has tried his hardest to keep players focused on the upcoming Age of Triumph event launching on Tuesday, 28th March. Age of Triumph brings Destiny 1 to a fitting close with an event celebrating some of the game’s most memorable moments and reintroducing some of the community’s favourite weapons from the earlier years of the game.
Deej, did, however, humour the community in the “This Week At Bungie” weekly update with this comment made at the end of his blog;
Thanks for following the conversation over these past few weeks. Age of Triumph has been our work, but it’s about to become your play. That’s always the best part. We’re ready to stop talking and start listening.
We’ll be watching, too. Week after week, we’ll have another Raid to revive. Week after week, you’ll have teammates to revive.
The Speaker will be waiting for you in the Tower, with one more Destiny 1 Quest.
p.s. You were expecting something else? One milestone at a time, Guardians…
All aboard the Destiny 2 hype train!