Destiny 2 Shadowkeep was today detailed by developer Bungie ahead of E3 2019.
Release date and setting
Scheduled for a 17 September release, Shadowkeep is indeed set on Earth’s Moon.
“New Nightmares have emerged from the shadows of our forgotten Moon,” Bungie said, describing the new expansion. “Called forth by haunting visions from her tormented past, Eris Morn has returned and unleashed something that once slumbered beneath the lunar surface – a long dormant power even she cannot control. Return to the Moon. Journey deep into a mysterious enemy citadel. Help Eris slay these nightmares before they reach out beyond the Moon to cast humanity back into an age of darkness.”
You read that right: Eris Morn will finally feature in Destiny 2. She’ll likely be the one directing you to a new Raid that will take place in the fabled Black Garden.
Shadowkeep will be a standalone expansion, meaning you won’t be required to buy other expansions to play it. Coupled with Destiny 2‘s new free-to-play version, you could jump in for relatively cheap.
Special editions and pre-orders
In addition to regular offerings, a couple special editions will be available.
Priced at $34.99 USD, the standalone version of Destiny 2: Shadowkeep includes a digital copy the expansion and a single season pass.
Digital Deluxe Edition
Priced at $59.99 USD, the Digital Deluxe Edition comes with the following:
- A digital copy of Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
- Four season passes
- Eris Morn-themed Exotic Emote, Exotic Ghost Shell and Emblem.
The Collector’s Edition is priced at $149.99 USD, or $89.99 USD without a game code. It includes:
- Digital Code for Destiny 2: Digital Deluxe Edition, with Digital Deluxe Edition In-game Bonuses
- Digital Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Original Soundtrack
- In-game Emblem Code: An exclusive in-game emblem code printed inside the physical collectible bundle.
- Hive Cryptoglyph Replica: Follow clues in the Collector’s Edition to unlock the Hive Cryptoglyph and its secret contents. Dimensions: 7.8”L.
- Metal Luna Mission Container: A metal Luna mission folio that holds esoteric relics and records. Dimensions: 8.6”L x 5.9”W.
- Luna Mission Handbook: Containing 40 pages of schematics and design documents.
- Luna Journal: A 192-page journal featuring additional story content that is bound with the mysterious charms and talismans of Eris Morn.
- Artifacts from the Golden Age
All pre-orders of Shadowkeep will come with Destiny 2, Curse of Osiris and Warmind in case you’ve not played them yet. You’ll also get the Two-Tailed Fox Exotic Rocket Launcher and an exclusive Hive-themed Ornament.
Destiny 2 is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 and heads to Stadia soon.