Considering Destiny is all about the loot drops and looking like a badass, it wouldn't make sense if Bungie didn't release a couple of Collector's Editions, right? In celebration of Bungie Day, the team's anniversary celebration, they've revealed just that. Introducing Destiny's Digital Guardian Edition, the Limited Edition, and the Ghost Edition, each more bountiful (and likely more expensive) than the latter. It's a digital content consumer's dream come true.
First, however, it's probably a good idea to mention that Destiny's first digital Expansion Pass has also been announced. The pass will come included with each of the different Collector's Editions, which you'll find is a very good deal for anyone already planning to pick the game up. Destiny's Expansion Pass will include two packs of content, Destiny Expansion I: "The Dark Below" and Destiny Expansion II: "House of Wolves." Each expansion will cost $19.99 when it launches, or come as a $34.99 Expansion Pass bundle. It will be that much cheaper bundled with one of the Collectors Editions, however.
Back on topic, Bungie has announced three Collectors Editions. The Digital Guardian Edition has no retail copy, the Limited Edition packs both a fun box of loot with even more digital content, and the Ghost Edition has all of the above in addition to more real loot including a Ghost model. We haven't even reached the fall and already the money is flying out the window. Respectively, each Edition will cost $89.99, $99.99, and $149.99.
Let's get to what's included in each Edition already. We'll go from content included in all three down to content only in the Ghost Edition:
Destiny Digital Guardian Edition, Limited Edition and Ghost Edition
- Copy of Destiny (Digital Guardian Edition's copy will be, of course, digital)
- Destiny Expansion Pass (PlayStation platforms receive exclusive content for both Expansion I and II)
- Collector's Edition Digital Content Pack
- Unique Ghost Casing
- Exclusive Player Emblem
- Exclusive Player Ship Variant
Destiny Limited Edition and Ghost Edition
- Limited edition SteelBook case
- Guardian Folio
- Arms & Armament Field Guide
- Postcards from the Golden Age
- Antique Star Chart
Destiny Ghost Edition
- 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, including a photo, patch, sticker and two "Chrome slides of the Traveler"
Again, Destiny's Digital Guardian Edition will cost $89.99, the Limited Edition will cost $99.99 and the Ghost Edition will retail for $149.99. Considering the stand-alone game will be $59.99 and the Expansion Pass $35.99, both the Digital Guardian Edition and Limited Edition should automatically be a price consideration for players.
If this article wasn't already much too long I might expound on how Destiny has a lot to prove charging $20 apiece for each individual content expansion. Yet there's a part of me that really hopes they won't be taking advantage of players and putting out a glorified map pack with a couple of co-op missions. I really do hope they release substantial expansions to the game. Bungie's never been the most trust-worthy DLC purveyor, however.
Destiny will be available starting September 9 on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Expect more information on Destiny's beta starting soon.