Now that the Destiny beta’s been dated on all platforms, you’ll probably want to know how to get your hands on the newly announced Destiny Ghost Edition and Destiny Limited Edition packages. Activision officially took the wraps off both packages today.
Both the Destiny Ghost Edition and Destiny Limited Edition will ship on Sept. 9 alongside the regular retail version of the game. All platforms — PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 — will have a Destiny Ghost Edition and Destiny Limited Edition SKU available. No exclusives on that front, although there is some timed-exclusive DLC for the PlayStation platforms (see below).
The Destiny Ghost Edition is the most comprehensive package, and to be perfectly blunt it looks sweet. For $149.99 it doesn’t come cheap, but it’s frankly a good price considering Activision’s previous Call of Duty special editions. Pre-orders have just opened-up if you wish to get the Ghost Edition from Amazon.
Here’s what’s included in the Destiny Ghost Edition:
- Limited edition SteelBook Case and Game Disc
- A Guardian Folio that includes the Arms & Armament Field Guide, Postcards from the Golden Age and an Antique Star Chart
- A Collector’s Edition Digital Content Pack that includes a Unique Ghost Casing, an exclusive Player Emblem and an exclusive Player Ship Variant
- The Destiny Expansion Pass (the game’s version of a “Season Pass”) that expands the Destiny adventure post-launch with two expansions (details below)
- PlayStation platforms will also include additional exclusive content for Expansion I and II
- 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 Limited Edition will include all the same content except the Ghost replica, Letter of Introduction and Golden Age Relics. Pre-orders are available now if you want to get the Limited Edition from Amazon.
According to Bungie, the PlayStation-exclusive content for Expansion I and II will remain exclusive until “at least Fall of 2015.”
The two new expansions included in the Destiny Expansion Pass are comprised of new story missions, cooperative activities and competitive multiplayer arenas. The content also includes new weapons, armor and gear.
The first expansion, called Expansion I: The Dark Below, is set deep beneath the surface of the Moon. Gamers will discover an ancient tomb that has been unsealed, and a dark god who has risen an evil army in the depths of the Hellmouth, the home of the Hive enemy race.
The second expansion is called Expansion II: House of Wolves. I wish we could share more about it at this time, but Activision has said “details will be revealed later.”
The Destiny Ghost Edition carries an MSRP of $149.99. The Destiny Limited Edition will set you back $99.99.
For digital pre-order fans, the Destiny Digital Guardian Edition includes a digital download copy of the game, Destiny Expansion Pass and the Collector’s Edition Digital Content Pack. The Destiny Digital Guardian Edition costs $89.99.
If you wish to purchase the Destiny Expansion Pass as a stand-alone item, it’ll cost $34.99. Expansion I and Expansion II will be priced individually at $19.99 when they launch. All options are available for pre-order now. All pre-orders on any SKU will include access to the Vanguard Armory that includes early access to weapons, gear and exclusive player emblem.
So, do you think you’ll nab the Destiny Ghost Edition and Destiny Limited Edition, or will you stick with the standard SKU? Or, if you’re investigating the glacier white PS4, will you grab the Destiny PS4 bundle and really drop a few dimes? Cast your vote in the comments below.