×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Western-Style Story, Dreaming City Raid Arrive With ‘Destiny 2: Forsaken’

Destiny 2’s” new story is heading back to the Reef, developer Bungie announced during Tuesday’s Twitch broadcast.

“We want this release to have a different tone and a different vibe,” said Steve Cotton, game director for “Forsaken.” “A barren landscape with the asteroid vibe and, like, tumbleweeds. I mean, that just sounded cool.”

The “Forsaken” storyline will be a Western-style tale of revenge beginning with a prison break in space. Cotton said that Cayde-6 has been filling this prison with bad guys that are “really bad, so when it breaks things can happen to all of the worlds.” The developers said that much of “Forsaken’s” action will take place in a new region of the Reef called the Tangled Shore. The new part of the Reef is a collection of lashed-together rocks and asteroids that is very otherworldly and full of pirates, assassins, and thieves.

The Tangled Shore is a lawless frontier that has been completely taken over, they said. The most malevolent force there is the Scorn, which are very aggressive enemies that charge and push players. Then there are the barons, which the team describes as the top dogs of the Scorn. One developer said it is like the reverse of the “Magnificent Seven” and that players will be hunting down these criminal barons. Barons include a massive melee character and a sniper.

The new environment and campaign will be released as part of the year-two “Forsaken” expansion on Sept. 4.

A new raid, the Dreaming City, will also ship as part of the update.

The new raid is an attempt by Bungie to get back to the epic adventure where players are going out to slay a big monster. The new raid will have more bosses than any previous raid created by Bungie.

One of the key differences with this raid is that the Dreaming City is actually an in-game destination, the Awoken homeland.

“It’s like if the Vault of Glass and the Dreadnaught had a baby or they were twins,” Cotton said. “Then you took those twins and you put them on the doorstep of Peter Jackson, he raised them as his own, and then that’s the Dreaming City.”

The Dreaming City has lots of hidden corners, puzzles to solve, and the place itself is affected by the raiders. The Dreaming City players see at launch won’t be the same Dreaming City they see weeks later, they said.

“Warmind,” the second expansion for “Destiny 2,” was released last month. Both “Warmind” and the previous DLC event, “Curse of Osiris,” were developed in large part by the Activision-owned studio Vicarious Visions.

Destiny 2: Forsaken” launches on Sept. 4 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

More Gaming

  • 'Operencia' Developers Gamify Their Own Eastern

    'Operencia' Developers Gamify Their Own Eastern European Mythology

    They say the best stories come from truth, things you personally relate to. For Zen Studios, the minds behind first-person role-playing game ‘Operencia: The Stolen Sun’, that meant taking their own country’s mythology and transforming into a fantasy world. “It’s all based around Central European mythology, Zen Studios is based in Hungary. So a lot [...]

  • 'Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled' Includes Remastered

    'Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled' Includes Remastered 'Crash Nitro Kart' Content

    “Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled” bringing the classic kart racer back with remastered content from the original “Crash Nitro Kart.” “Nitro-Fueled” will include all thirteen of “Crash Nitro Kart’s” original tracks, which have been updated to match the “CTR” experience. In addition, remastered karts, battle arenas, and battle modes from “Crash Nitro Kart” will be included [...]

  • 'Observation' Brings Artificial Intelligence Thriller to

    'Observation' Brings Artificial Intelligence Thriller to PS4 on May 21

    “Observation,” the upcoming title from “Untold Stories” developer No Code, will launch for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR players on May 21. “Observation” is a sci-fi thriller uncovering what happened to Dr. Emma Fisher and her crew, as seen through the lens of the station’s artificial intelligence S.A.M. Players take on the role of S.A.M., [...]

  • PSVR's 'Blood & Truth' Hits May

    PSVR's 'Blood & Truth' Hits May 28

    “Blood & Truth,” the PlayStation VR action thriller set in modern-day London, hits the PlayStation 4 and its VR headset on May 28, PlayStation announced during its State of Play video Monday evening. The game focuses on Ryan Marks, an elite Special Forces soldier who is on a dangerous mission to save his family from [...]

  • 'Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help

    'Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted' Comes to PSVR This Spring

    “Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted” is making the jump to virtual reality via PlayStation VR this spring. In the new virtual reality installment of the jump scare-laden horror game, you’ll try to survive levels from the original games in addition to “all-new nightmares,” Sony announced during the presentation. This is the first time [...]

  • Dungeon Crawler 'ReadySet Heroes' Coming 2019

    Dungeon Crawler 'ReadySet Heroes' Coming 2019

    Sony revealed “ReadySet Heroes,” a new dungeon crawler coming to PlayStation 4, on Monday. The announcement came as a part of Sony’s first ever State of Play broadcast. Described as a fast-paced multiplayer game, the twist for this dungeon crawler is that as you are making your way through the dungeon, so is another team. [...]

  • 'Iron Man VR' Coming to PlayStation

    'Marvel's Iron Man VR' Coming to PlayStation VR in 2019

    “Marvel’s Iron Man VR” is coming to PlayStation VR this year, it was announced during Monday’s State of Play presentation. In a cinematic video shown during the presentation, we see the player take on the point of view of Tony Stark from inside of the Iron Man suit, as he flies through the air and [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content