Destiny‘s next expansion is called Rise of Iron, according to leaked marketing materials that popped up on Reddit tonight. The expansion, which is expected in September, should be officially revealed at E3.
Two sources familiar with Bungie confirmed the authenticity of this poster to Kotaku tonight. The Rise of Iron expansion will feature a new raid (likely Fallen-themed) and will be larger than both year-one DLC packs, according to a source. It’s not clear how this expansion is related to Destiny‘s regular Iron Banner PVP event, but that appears to be the overexcited Crucible maestro Lord Saladin brandishing a hammer in the poster.
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In January, as we reported earlier this year, Bungie moved its internal target for Destiny 2to 2017. Replacing D2 in this fall’s slot will be Rise of Iron, although it’s not clear what else Bungie will release between then and September of next year. From what we hear, Destiny 2 was recently rebooted, with Taken King director Luke Smith taking the reigns of that project in the wake of a Bungie staff reorganization.
Bungie has not yet returned a request for comment. We’ll see more of Rise of Iron in June.