Sony made a somewhat surprising announcement recently by revealing that a special limited edition PlayStation 4 system bundle will be made available for The Taken King, which is an expansion pack for Destiny. So is the upcoming package worth buying or should you skip out on it? Let’s examine the content, as well as some other factors, that may sway you in one direction or another.
Unlike the Limited Edition Glacier White Destiny Bundle that was released last year, Sony won’t be marking up the price of the 500 GB PS4 Destiny: The Taken King Limited Edition Bundle. As a result, the upcoming product will cost the same as a standalone PlayStation 4 system (with the special design console and bundled game basically becoming free pack-ins). You can check out the current price of the 500 GB PS4 Destiny: The Taken King Bundle with this link on Amazon.
The standout piece of the bundle is easily the PlayStation 4 unit. The console is painted in a Glacier White ground with a map of the cosmos drawn in silver in addition to the gold colored Guardian’s crest set plastered on the top side. The end result looks great, especially if you are a huge fan of Destiny. You can find some photos of the design below this paragraph.
The controller included in the bundle is Glacier White. The same color variation came out last year as part of the Glacier White Destiny PS4 Bundle and as a standalone product.
The Videogame Content
The Legendary Edition of Destiny: The Taken King comes with the original Destiny videogame, The Dark Below expansion, House of Wolves expansion in addition to the upcoming The Taken King expansion.The original game, as well as the first two DLC packs, got a mixed reception. The main complaints were related to the lack of story in addition to repetitive mission types. With that said, Destiny got praised for its solid shooting mechanics and can be quite addicting (especially when playing with friends) if you don’t mind some of its flaws.
Aside from the main game and DLC packs, the 500 GB PS4 Destiny: The Taken King Limited Edition Bundle also comes with other bonuses. The product also has all of the in-game content from the digital collector’s edition, which include an early access weapons pack, three armor shaders, three emotes in addition to three exotic class items with XP bonuses.
Sony also partnered with Activision for several timed-exclusive content. As a result, PlayStation gamers will have early access to the Echo Chamber co-op strike, Jade Rabbit exotic scout rifle, Sector 618 PvP multiplayer map in addition to the Azoth Bend, Hesperos and Neuroghast legendary gear sets.
Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition is priced the same as a regular new game release on the PlayStation 4 (you can check out the price for the software product with this page). With the limited edition system bundle, all of the game content will come for free.
Aside from the system, controller and game, the 500 GB PS4 Destiny: The Taken King Limited Edition Bundle also comes with the following: AC Power Cable, HDMI Cable, Mono Wired Headset and USB 2.0 Cable. The version of Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition included in the bundle will be a physical copy while a voucher to download the bonuses from the digital collector’s edition is also included.
It is unknown how exactly “limited” the PS4 Destiny: The Taken King Limited Edition Bundle will be. However, Sony may follow a similar strategy to last year’s Limited Edition Glacier White Destiny Bundle, which was available for several months after launching in September. If you are planning on buying the upcoming product, you should buy it as soon as possible.
If you are purchasing a PlayStation 4 to play Destiny, then the 500 GB PS4 Destiny: The Taken King Limited Edition Bundle is definitely worth getting as it is priced the same as the standalone system. Not to mention that you will be getting a limited edition console that could end up being rare down the line.
The upcoming system bundle will be launching on the 15th of September in North America. You can preorder the product, if you are interested, by using this link.