The Speaker And Consul Both Appear In The Destiny 2 Launch Trailer

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A new Destiny 2 trailer, likely the last we’ll see before the game hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Sept. 6, debuted on Eclipse Day (or “a Day without Light” as Bungie put it). The new footage finally gives us more information on the game’s plot, after weeks of trailers and updates on Destiny 2’s Crucible changes, and it seems what’s left of mankind is facing an even steeper battle for survival than we realized.

Unlike many triple-A launch trailers, which tend to be created for TV audiences unfamiliar with the game, the launch trailer for Destiny 2 delves deeper into the Cabal invasion. We already knew this would be the Guardians’ primary motivation in D2, but the new footage includes several key figures we haven’t seen much including Ghaul, leader of the Red Legion, his advisor, Consul, and the mysterious warlock known as The Speaker. We also get some visual reminders that, while it’s been a few years since they stepped foot on the battlefield, none of the Vanguards who trained Guardians throughout the first Destiny forgot how to handle themselves in combat.

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The downside to a finely-focused launch trailer is that there are still plenty of questions about the Destiny sequel that remain unanswered. We’ve heard plenty about the Crucible changes and the studio’s desire to overwhelm Destiny 2 players with story content. But we still don’t know how the game will sink its hooks in, driving fans to spend the same tens, hundreds or thousands of hours with D2 that they spent with Destiny.

For more on the dire situation Destiny fans will step into next month, take a few minutes to watch the Destiny 2 launch trailer. Then head down to the comments and let us know if you’re planning to dive in at launch or wait for the PC version of Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game hits consoles on Sept. 6 before making the jump to in October.

Be sure to check back with Player.One and follow Scott on Twitter for more Destiny 2 news in 2017 and however long Bungie supports Destiny 2 in the years ahead.

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