CORRECTING and REPLACING Embark on the Next Chapter from Bungie and Activision with Destiny: The Taken King

Never Been a Better Time to Jump into the Destiny Universe

Destiny Year Two Gives New Players and Veteran Guardians the Ability
to Carve Their Legends in the Stars

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In the third paragraph, the second sentence of Eric Hirshberg’s quote
should read: For the millions who have been playing Destiny
already, The Taken King offers epic new adventures across all
modes of play, with all-new enemies, destinations, weapons and

The corrected release reads:


Never Been a Better Time to Jump into the Destiny Universe

Destiny Year Two Gives New Players and Veteran Guardians the Ability
to Carve Their Legends in the Stars

Bungie and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) have joined forces to bring the
world Destiny: The Taken King, the epic follow-up to the
blockbuster Destiny saga. Building upon Destiny,
the biggest new video game franchise launch in history, Destiny: The
Taken King
expands the universe with a rich and diverse offering,
including new adventures, challenges, enemies, and weapons that make for
the most ambitious addition to the Destiny universe yet. The
Taken King
can be purchased now, worldwide, in each territory where
available at global retailers, and through console digital stores.
Additionally, the ‘King’s Fall’ Raid will go live at 10 o’clock a.m. PDT
on Friday, Sept. 18, giving millions of players in the Destiny
community the biggest new challenge and commensurate rewards to date.

With a new storyline introducing Oryx, Crota’s vengeful father, an
all-new destination, three new Guardian subclasses, a massive arsenal of
new armor, weapons and exotics, new Strikes and Crucible maps, and the
new ‘King’s Fall’ Raid that will put players to the ultimate test, there
has never been a better time to jump in to “Become Legend,” particularly
for new players beginning their journey as a Guardian. The Taken King
major expansion takes players deep into the chambers of a new
destination, the ‘Dreadnaught’ ship, to defeat Oryx, and his Taken Army.

The biggest new video game franchise launch in history is back!”
said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. For the
millions who have been playing Destiny already, The Taken King
offers epic new adventures across all modes of play, with all-new
enemies, destinations, weapons and challenges. And if you’re new to Destiny,
this is the perfect time to jump in, by getting all of the incredible
adventures of Destiny to date in one epic Legendary Edition for a
value that won’t be seen anywhere in gaming this year.”

“Destiny has the best and most passionate community we’ve ever
seen at Bungie. As we started planning for year two, we wanted to
surprise, engage and challenge those that have put in hundreds, if not
thousands of hours of their personal time in to the universe,” said Luke
Smith, creative director for The Taken King at Bungie. “We hope The
Taken King
will exceed the high bar of expectations from our
voracious audience, and welcome new Guardians into this next great

For players who are new to Destiny, everything needed to jump in
is available in the Legendary Edition which includes content for: Destiny,
Expansion I: The Dark Below, Expansion II: House of Wolves
, and
features The Taken King offered at a suggested retail price of
$59.99. Those who have already purchased Destiny and both
expansions can purchase a digital copy of The Taken King by
itself for a suggested retail price of $39.99. At launch, PlayStation®
gamers will also receive access to a host of additional content for The
Taken King
, including a Strike, a Crucible map, three sets of armor
and an exotic weapon, timed exclusive until at least Fall 2016. Both The
Taken King
and the Legendary Edition will also include a character
boost, called “Spark of Light,” a one-time increase to level 25 which is
the minimum level required to play The Taken King content.

The Taken King is ESRB rated ‘T’ for Teen, and will be
available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system
(PlayStation® Plus required for some features), PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment
system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft (Xbox
Live Gold required for some features) on Sept. 15, 2015.

The community can interact directly with the developers at,
and @Bungie on Twitter. For game information, they can visit
and follow the official Destiny social channels at
and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter.

About Bungie

Bungie was founded in 1991 with two goals: develop kick ass games that
combine state-of-the-art technology with uncompromising art, captivating
storytelling, and deep gameplay, and then to sell enough copies to fund
our ongoing quest for World Domination. Over the past twenty years,
Bungie created a bunch of fun games, including the Halo franchise, the
Marathon Trilogy, and the first two Myth games. Our independent,
employee-owned development studio is located in Bellevue, Washington,
the base where we launched our most ambitious project to date: Destiny.

More information about Bungie can be found at

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing,
Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive
entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world and
is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), an S&P 500 company.
More information about Activision and its products can be found on the
company’s website, or
by following @Activision.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking
 Information in this press release that involves
Activision Publishing’s expectations, plans, intentions or strategies
regarding the future, including statements about the expected release
dates of Destiny: The Taken King, and the King’s Fall Raid are
forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of
risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision
Publishing’s actual future results to differ materially from those
expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release
include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the
risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard’s most recent annual report
on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The
forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information
available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the
date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision
Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may
ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of
the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard
and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which
are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially
from current expectations.

Destiny game, Expansions I & II required to play, all included in the
Legendary and Collector’s editions.

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Bungie and the Bungie Logo are among the trademarks of Bungie, Inc.
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Activision Publishing, Inc.
Genevieve Waldman,