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Destiny Beta dates and Collector’s Edition detailed UPDATE: Now with new trailer

Take a peek at the Collector’s Edition of Bungie’s newest and, if you missed out on the Alpha, the Destiny Beta is set to run in just a few days.

Here’s the all encompassing ‘special editions’ trailer to get you all excited about the Limited and Ghost editions of Destiny:

“As we prepare to launch our first Beta on multiple console platforms around the world, we are excited and eager to open the flood gates,” said Harold Ryan, Bungie’s president.  “We already love to play Destiny, and with your help we can be ready for our launch in September.”

And to that end, while the Alpha was a PS4-only event, the Beta will be hitting the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PS3. With that nice wide swath of gamers playing through Bungie’s brand new world, there should be plenty of feedback for the developers to get the game exactly where they want it to be before the September launch.

With just a bit more Sony exclusivity, the Bets program will open up first on the PS4 and PS3, at 10am on July 17th. After that, the Xbox One and Xbox 360 will get the green light and you can begin playing on those platforms starting at 10am on July 23rd. Also worth noting, is that the play on PlayStation platforms won’t be without interruption as the Beta will go down across the boards for maintenance starting on the 21st and ending on the 22nd. After that though, it’s clear sailing till 11:59pm on July 27th, when the whole event comes to a close.

And then there’s that matter of the Collector’s Edition of the game. Bungie titles have had a history of excellent CE’s and Destiny is no exception. Both the Destiny Limited Edition and Destiny Ghost Edition will include the following:

  • Limited edition SteelBook™ Case and Game Disc
  • Guardian Folio:
    • 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

As for the aforementioned ‘Ghost Edition’, well, if you buy in for that one, you’re going to get the above and few more extremely cool little doodads; just please- refrain from making any comments about Peter Dinklage’s voice work. It wasn’t final in that Alpha you know. Here’s what’s in the super-special Ghost box:

  • 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

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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