Details Leak on New ‘Destiny’ Expansion: ‘The Taken King’

By June 9, 2015

Bungie’s Destiny has already made quite a name for itself since its release last September. It became the highest-selling new IP in video game history, grossed an obscene amount of money, and has seen the release of two expansions that broaden the experience quite a bit. While two expansions comprised the game’s original “expansion pass,” new details have emerged that look to expand the game even further, with more details expected to arrive next week at E3.

According to Kotaku, a leaked marketing sheet have provided details on Destiny‘s upcoming third expansion. It’s called The Taken King, and it’s slated to be arriving on consoles on September 15th, just over a year after the game itself premiered.

New additions to the game will include a brand new subclass to choose from, along with a new elemental super ability that will be applied to the existing character classes. These include electrical storm for Warlocks (with blue “arc” damage), a gravity bow for Hunters (with purple “void” damage), and a flaming hammer for Titans (with orange “solar” damage). Also included with the new expansion will be new maps for PvP (player vs. player) combat in the “Crucible” mode, new Strike missions, and a new Raid mission, which was omitted from the release of House of Wolves last month.

Nine months after its release, Destiny is still proving to carry a pretty vibrant player community across the consoles it’s been released on. In our review of the game after its release, we felt that it was ambitious and addictive when playing with friends, but that the narrative was bogged down considerably by cryptic language of the characters’ and being too attached to its own mythology.

For more on the upcoming Destiny expansion as more details become available, keep an eye on GeekNation.

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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation,, The Huffington Post, and He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.
  • Thomas Kelly

    Best Game Ever! Have played it almost every single day since i bought it the day it came out 😉

  • USAjoe

    Still haven’t played this yet.. have wanted to just haven’t got around to buying it yet..

    • David Black

      get yo ass to the nearest games shop asap!

  • Daniel

    I really love the graphics in Destiny!!!

    • Sean L

      they are sick aren’t they 🙂

  • Michelle

    can’t wait to see what the new subclass is !

  • Katey

    you’re right about it being a bit too cryptic and over mythological , The multiplayer is spot on though. crazily addictive!