Activision and Bungie have revealed that the Destiny beta will launch on July 17th for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, while the beta for Xbox platforms will go live on July 23rd. That's not exactly new information, but the developers have also revealed that two different collector's editions will be made available for preorder.
Here are the details for the Destiny Limited Edition:
Limited edition SteelBook™ Case and Game Disc
-- 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 the Hellmouth, 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
Then there's the Destiny Ghost Edition. Here's what different:
-- 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 Ghost Edition costs a whopping $150, while the Limited Edition costs $100. The Destiny Digital Guardian Edition will cost $90 while the Destiny Expansion Pass will cost $34.99. Buying all four of these things (and there's no reason to do that) will cost $375....
You must preorder the game now. It is your, dare I say, destiny.