Destiny Expansion Pass, beta trailer revealed

A Destiny Expansion Pass will offer players access to the game's first two pieces of post-launch expansion content, Activision and Bungie announced today.

The firms also revealed that the Destiny beta will begin on July 23 at 10 am PDT on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It's still set to begin on July 17 at 10 am PDT on PS3 and PS4, and it will remain open aside from maintenance through July 27 at 11:59 pm PDT.

"As we prepare to launch our first Beta on multiple console platforms around the world, we are excited and eager to open the flood gates," Bungie President Harold Ryan said in a prepared statement. "We already love to play Destiny, and with your help we can be ready for our launch in September."

Alongside a new trailer showing off the the beta, Activision revealed the contents of the Destiny Limited Edition and Destiny Ghost Edition.

Limited Edition contents

Limited edition SteelBook Case and Game Disc

Guardian Folio:
Arms & Armament Field Guide
Postcards from the Golden Age
Antique Star Chart

Collector's Edition Digital Content Pack:
Unique Ghost Casing
Exclusive Player Emblem
Exclusive Player Ship Variant

Destiny Expansion Pass - expands the Destiny adventure post-launch with the following two expansions, which will include brand new story missions, cooperative activities and competitive multiplayer arenas, and a wealth of all new weapons, armor and gear to earn:

Expansion I: The Dark Below - Set deep beneath the surface of the Moon, fans will discover an ancient tomb that has been unsealed, and a dark god who has risen an evil army in the depths of theHellmouth, the home of the Hive enemy race

Expansion II: House of Wolves - details will be revealed later

PlayStation platforms will also include additional exclusive content for Expansion I and II and will remain exclusive until at least Fall of 2015

Destiny Ghost Edition also includes

Ghost replica, featuring motion-activated lights and voice recordings from award-winning actor Peter Dinklage, voice of the Ghost character, the player's personal companion in the game

Letter of Introduction

Golden Age Relics, which include a Photo, Patch, Sticker and two Chrome slides of the Traveler

The Destiny Expansion Pass will be available for $34.99/£34.99 on its own and the packs will cost $19.99/£19.99 by themselves. That means the $99.99/£94.99 Limited Edition or $89.99/£84.99 Digital Guardian Edition will be a better value for fans who plan on buying the expansions. The Ghost Edition will cost $149.99/£149.99.

Destiny will release worldwide on September 9. All pre-orders will receive the Vanguard Armory, which "includes early access to weapons, gear and exclusive player emblems."

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