Bungie and Activision today announced Rise of Iron, the next large expansion for Destiny, launching 20th September, 2016 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Building upon the legacy of Destiny, Rise of Iron takes players back to where their journey was born to join alongside one of the game’s greatest heroes to battle an ancient enemy from the past.
Guardians must rise to the challenge to take their place as the next generation of Iron Lords. Along the way they will join forces with a legend from humanity’s Golden Age to defeat a plague of unstoppable evil once and for all. The game features a collection of fresh content including an all-new setting on Earth called The Plaguelands, a brand-new six-player Raid, Felwinter Peak, a new social space that looks out onto The Plaguelands, new cooperative three-player Strike, more quests, weapons, gear, competitive multiplayer mode and maps, a Light level increase, a new mutated enemy faction of the Fallen and more.
“Rise of Iron is an exciting addition to the Destiny universe,” said Pete Parsons, CEO of Bungie. “We are continually blown away and inspired by the growing Destiny community’s energy and enthusiasm.”
All Rise of Iron players will be able to acquire the Gjallarhorn, a fan favourite weapon making its return. Those players who pre-order beginning 9th June will receive the limited-edition, black and silver Iron Gjallarhorn.
At launch, PlayStation gamers will receive access to a collection of content for Rise of Iron as a timed exclusive with dates and content to be announced at a later date.