Destiny already seems like a sure success for Bungie and Activision, as it's declared the most pre-ordered new IP in all of gaming history. This is according to GameStop, the largest North American game retailer, so we're inclined to believe that statement has some credibility. In addition to that encouraging bit of news, we also have a new multiplayer trailer to get you hyped.
Note that the whole "most pre-ordered game" thing applies only to Destiny as a new IP, which excludes sequels and the like, and doesn't include any specific numbers per platform. Still nothing to sneeze at, especially after Activision announced the beta had pulled in over 4.6 million participants. GameStop's Senior VP of Merchandising Bob Puzon comments:
"With the launch of Activision's Destiny just around the corner, our GameStop associates are working diligently to prepare for what is currently our highest pre-ordered new IP in history. Based on the consumer excitement we are encountering in our stores every day, Destiny is on track to deliver a tremendous gaming experience."
Destiny's first expansion, The Dark Below, was also confirmed for December release today and is unlikely a PlayStation timed exclusive. Check out the new multiplayer trailer below, and remember to pre-order Destiny before it's out September 9 for early access to the Vanguard Armory DLC.