Destiny: Rise of Iron will release on September 20

Wolves, snow, and new gear will make their way to Xbox One and PS4 this fall.

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Following a leak that all but confirmed the title for the next Destiny expansion, another leak let a release date slip—only this time the leak came directly from Bungie.

Earlier this afternoon, the Destiny website jumped the gun by showing a release date and platforms for Rise of Iron. Bungie has since taken down the update, but GameSpot grabbed a screen touting a trailer for Rise of Iron, the expansion's due date and platforms, and a graphic depicting a guardian flanked by two wolves and standing in a snowy field.

Image courtesy of GameSpot

Various Xbox digital stores also posted a store page for Rise of Iron. Those too have been removed. Twitter user "Gothalion" managed to snap a pic from an Xbox page that contains story details: "The wall which stood for centuries along the southern border of Old Russia has collapsed. Fallen mutants now scavenge the tombs of the Golden Age, and the plague they have unearthed in the wastes is more dangerous than even they understand. Join Lord Saladin, journey to the Plaguelands, and learn the fate of the Iron Lords and stop the growing threat before it’s too late."

Bungie didn't let the cat (er, wolves) out of the bag too early. The developer planned to unveil the game tomorrow, June 9, during a livestream event.

Note that the leak only mentions Xbox One and PS4. This doesn't necessarily preclude a release on last-gen systems; Bungie will likely clarify these and other details during tomorrow's broadcast.

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    June 8, 2016 12:46 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Destiny: Rise of Iron will release on September 20

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      June 8, 2016 12:47 PM

      If there's a new raid I'll buy it.

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      June 8, 2016 12:48 PM

      I'll only buy it if there's no raid.

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      June 8, 2016 12:50 PM

      I might buy it, raid or no raid

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      June 8, 2016 12:50 PM

      I'll only buy it if it has a compelling single player campaign that makes up for the patchwork abortion from the original release.

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        June 8, 2016 12:54 PM

        STFU, STFD, and play The Taken King.

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          June 8, 2016 1:00 PM

          Yesss

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          June 8, 2016 1:01 PM

          The Taken King is not a compelling SP campaign. They have not been able to fix the narrative abortion that is the Destiny story.

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            June 8, 2016 1:04 PM

            I disagree, the main story might still be a bit confusing, but they actually managed to create a proper story and narrative in TTK. It might not be a story that was interesting to you, but they followed a formula that works for the game that it is. It sounds like you are expecting it to be something it isn't.

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              June 8, 2016 1:53 PM

              They did what they could with what they had in the expansion, but I would never call it a compelling campaign and I would barely call it a story. The addition of scannable objects to add details is putting a band-aid on the gunshot wound of their storytelling methods.

              The shooting is still really satisfying though, so if you ignore all the other crap you can have a good time for a while.

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          June 8, 2016 1:03 PM

          Very low priority. Possibly next year? Destiny was immensely disappointing and unfulfilling.

          I think The Getaway: Black Monday is up after Batman: Arkham Origins and then I'll probably either dig further into the PS2 backlog or I'll start clearing out some of the higher priority PS4 stuff (Metal Gear Solid V, Wolfenstein, Sleeping Dogs, Saints Row IV, etc). Assuming I don't get sidetracked by the PS3 backlog, which is always a possibility (plus I like how I can play all damn day on the PS3 without having to switch to a second charged controller). Really want to play through The Suffering / Ties That Bind / Drakan 2 on PS2 as well. Need more time in the day. :(

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            June 8, 2016 1:45 PM

            I'm not going to repeat myself, Guardian.

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            June 8, 2016 8:02 PM

            i didnt read anything you just read or agree but you need to post more

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              June 8, 2016 8:02 PM

              anything you just posted rather

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            June 8, 2016 9:33 PM

            Man, the Getaway. I fucking loved that game. Have to find a way to play it again.

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              June 8, 2016 9:36 PM

              The last mission on the first storyline...the one where you had to drive across town, raid the ship, and fight your way through without any checkpoints or anything in the mission? Fuck that mission in particular, but I otherwise really enjoyed the core game. Recently picked up both it and Black Monday with the intention of playing through them in PCSX2. Not because I want to play them in 4K UHD or anything, but because holy shit do I want to be able to not have to repeat an hour long mission just because I died at the very end :(

              Loved being able to freely explore London. Couldn't believe how well the city was replicated for the hardware.

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                June 8, 2016 9:39 PM

                I remember the mission but I don't remember exactly how it went. I might see if I can pick it up and have another go with the game.

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                  June 8, 2016 9:44 PM

                  They're balls cheap these days, too! I picked up a complete PAL copy of the first game for less than 10 cents. Black Monday cost me an arm and a leg comparatively at $4.25.

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          June 8, 2016 8:46 PM

          I'm not playing regular Destiny long enough to get to TTK, sorry not sorry.

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            June 8, 2016 8:57 PM

            You'd play more if you had TTK. It's on sale on Xbox Live right now. It's a way better game than vanilla.

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              June 8, 2016 9:20 PM

              I bought the legendary edition when that came out. But it's the same as vanilla destiny.
              Presumably I can't get to the new stuff until I do the old stuff, and the old stuff is dull at this point.

              Only so many times I can run through the same area and kill the exact same enemies to get one line of dialog from the npc.

              Nevermind the fact that the quest log and tracking is so laughably useless. I've restarted a couple times thinking I must've missed a tutorial or something that explained which quests follow which, but no.

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                June 9, 2016 4:57 AM

                I'm confused. If you bought TTK you can "spark" one character to level 25 after completing the first mission and start the new content in less than ten minutes. The story, while stupid, is really easy to follow since purple markers direct you to the next mission(s) for any active quests.

                That said, the whole point of a looter is to play the same areas again and again to get better gear. If you don't like the grind then the game isn't for you.

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          June 9, 2016 6:04 AM

          Taken king story is still trash.

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      June 8, 2016 12:52 PM

      i will not buy it

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      June 8, 2016 12:58 PM

      I am there.

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      June 8, 2016 8:25 PM

      Gun play is awesome in Destiny. Unfortunately I am done with it though. Too many mistakes from developer and community manager.