Destiny: The Taken King's Rise of Iron expansion will launch for PS4 and Xbox One on September 20, Activision and Bungie have announced.
"This new chapter draws players back to where their journey was born and entices them to join alongside one of Destiny's greatest heroes to battle an ancient enemy from the past," explains the the press release.
"Rise of Iron is an exciting addition to the Destiny universe," said Pete Parsons, CEO of Bungie. "We are continually blown away and inspired by the growing Destiny community's energy and enthusiasm."
There's the promise of a ton of content, including an all-new setting on Earth called The Plaguelands, a brand-new six-player Raid, Felwinter Peak, a new social space that looks out onto The Plaguelands, new cooperative three-player Strike, more quests, weapons, gear, competitive multiplayer mode and maps, a Light level increase, a new mutated enemy faction of the Fallen and more.
Plaguelands: This area near the Cosmodrome has been quarantined for centuries. Now the Devil Splicers have broken through the walls, dug deep into the earth and found a technology of almost limitless power—and limitless peril. The Splicers are using this forbidden technology – SIVA – to transform the region, and themselves, to fit their twisted desires.
New Raid: Hidden in the Cosmodrome lies the true source of the SIVA outbreak, guarded by the most zealous and powerful Fallen Devil Splicers. Six Guardians will plumb the depths to stop the threat at its source. Should they emerge victorious, they will return to the surface wielding powerful new weapons and armor forged from SIVA itself.
In addition, Bungie has announced the return of the Gjallarhorn. All players will be able to acquire the fan favourite weapon via an in-game quest, with those pre-ordering the expansion receiving the Iron edition in black and silver. Pre-order Rise of Iron now on Amazon(?)