Releasing on September 9th, 2014 across the Xbox and PlayStation platforms, Destiny is coming to retail in five iterations, three of which will hit consumer shelves.

Announced as a part of “Bungie Day” on Bungie.net, Destiny will release with two physical collector’s edition copies, a physical standard, and one of each digitally as the title approaches launch. Available for pre-order right now at many major retailers, the Destiny: Ghost Edition, Limited Edition and standard edition units cover all things physical. Those interested in ditching the disk and physical merchandise can save $10 on collector’s editions and pick up the Digital Guardian Edition. Standard edition digital titles for Destiny still retail for standard costs through the PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE, but it’s a nice change to save some money on non-physical collector’s editions with Destiny, though the Ghost Edition isn’t possible to retail digitally, because it provided no limited digital content over the collector’s edition.

Each edition of Destiny features a host of content in the existing title, but with the purchase of any collector’s edition, you’re guaranteeing yourself loads more content over the life of Destiny, and a value of at least $35 USD for a #30 rise in cost, as well as exclusive content to the packages.

Limited Edition

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Humanity has been searching the ruins of our Golden Age for Guardians – heroes capable of wielding Light as a weapon. You have just been found and given a vital mission: defend our home, drive back the forces of Darkness, find a way to awaken the Traveler, and Become Legend.
CONTENTS
-Limited Edition SteelBook™ Case and Game Disc
-Guardian Folio, containing:
-“Arms and Armament” Field Guide: Many believe the weapons and armor featured in this record are a myth. You will learn the truth.
-Postcards from the Golden Age: Our worlds have been claimed by our enemies. Now, it’s time to take them back.
-Antique Star Chart: Explore the wild frontiers of our solar system. Discover all that we have lost.
-Collector’s Edition Digital Content: The City has provided you with a cache of items to start you on your journey, including:
-A Unique Ghost Casing
-An Exclusive Player Emblem
-An Exclusive Player Ship Skin
-Includes the Destiny Expansion Pass*

Ghost Edition

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This is your Ghost. It sought you out for centuries. It found you, dead and forgotten in the ruins of our civilization’s violent Collapse, and it brought you back to life to protect us all. Defend our home, drive back the forces of Darkness, find a way to awaken the Traveler, and Become Legend.
CONTENTS
-Limited Edition SteelBook™ Case and Game Disc
-Ghost Replica: This is your motion-sensing Ghost, featuring lights and audio from the game. May it lead you through the Darkness.
-Letter of Introduction: These worlds were once ours. If you accept your destiny, you will be asked to do the impossible.
-Golden Age Relics, which include a Patch, Sticker, and two Chrome slides of the Traveler
-Guardian Folio, containing:
-“Arms and Armament” Field Guide: Many believe the weapons and armor featured in this record are a myth. -You will learn the truth.
-Postcards from the Golden Age: Our worlds have been claimed by our enemies. Now, it’s time to take them back.
-Antique Star Chart: Explore the wild frontiers of our solar system. Discover all that we have lost.
-Collector’s Edition Digital Content: The City has also provided you with a cache of items to start you on your journey, including:
-A Unique Ghost Casing
-An Exclusive Player Emblem
-An Exclusive Player Ship Skin
-Includes the Destiny Expansion Pass*

Digital Guardian Edition

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Destiny is a next generation first person shooter, with rich cinematic storytelling set in huge worlds to explore. Create and customize your Guardian. Defeat your enemies. Become Legend in intense cooperative, competitive, and innovative public gameplay modes.
CONTENTS
-Digital Download of Destiny
-Early access to Vanguard Armory and Player Emblem pre-order bonus
-Reservation for two upcoming Destiny Expansions, “The Dark Below” and “House of Wolves,” featuring:
-Brand new story missions
-Cooperative and competitive multiplayer arenas
-A wealth of all new weapons, armor, and gear to earn
-Collector’s Edition Digital Content: The City has also provided you with a cache of items to start you on your journey, including:
-A Unique Ghost Casing
-An Exclusive Player Emblem
-An Exclusive Player Ship Skin

Bungie also let loose the details of their coming expansion packs for Destiny, set to release after the title launch, rather than day one DLC.

*DESTINY EXPANSION PASS
Expand your Destiny adventure with brand new story missions, cooperative activities, competitive multiplayer arenas, and all wealth of all new weapons, armor, and gear to earn. The Destiny Expansion Pass includes Destiny Expansion I: “The Dark Below” and Destiny Expansion II: “House of Wolves.” In “The Dark Below,” you’ll discover an ancient tomb has been unsealed. Beneath the surface of the Moon, a dark god has answered centuries of prayer, and a dark army has risen. Explore the true depths of the Hellmouth. Stop the dark Hive ritual and survive.

Those who pre-order Destiny will all receive access to the Vanguard Quartermaster on day one, meaning that you get a head start, but not pay-to-win in the city under The Traveler. Vanguard Quartermaster reputation can be earned by completing non-PVP objectives in Destiny, and will allow players to purchase gears and emblems unique to the Vanguard Quartermaster. For more information on Destiny, and the Destiny Beta test, head over to our Destiny Beta details, or follow PowerLeveled on Facebook for details on characters and the Destiny plot every five days.

Destiny will launch on September 9th, 2014 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 platforms.