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Destiny's first paid expansion The Dark Below is now available across the PlayStation 4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 platforms, publisher Activision announced today.

The Dark Below introduces a collection of new story missions and quests, along with the cooperative Strike mission "The Will of Crota" and a new Raid for up to six players. Players can also expect to see Legendary loot that boosts characters to Light Level 32 and three new arenas for the game's Crucible multiplayer component.

Today's launch should re-enable Destiny access for players who were mistakenly locked out from the game over the weekend after pre-purchasing The Dark Below.

The PlayStation 4 and PS3 versions of Destiny also receive an exclusive exotic weapon and an additional Strike mission as part of today's DLC launch. The Dark Below is priced at $19.99 on all platforms, and is bundled as part of the Destiny Expansion Pass for $34.99.

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DESTINY UNIVERSE EXPANDS WITH RELEASE OF DESTINY EXPANSION I: THE DARK BELOW

Bungie Brings All-New Single-Player, Co-op and Multiplayer Activities, Gear and Weapons to Continue Your Quest to Become Legend

Santa Monica, CA - December 9, 2014 - Bungie and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced today that Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below is now available for download on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below marks the first official expansion to the Destiny universe that adds new content to almost every activity in the game, featuring weapons and gear to earn through new story, cooperative and multiplayer activities.

"Destiny is and always has been a long-term vision for us," said Pete Parsons, COO of Bungie. "An important part of that vision includes listening to the community as we shape what comes next. Since launch, we've made significant real-time improvements to the game based on player feedback, and our first Expansion will include the things people want more of in the Destiny universe. These are new activities, gear and weapons, along with another fan-favorite Raid, that expand the gameplay experience."

Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below features the following:

o New Loot - Earn new weapons, armor, and gear, including new Legendary and Exotic items.
o Level Increase - Raise your Light Level to 32
o New Story Missions and Quests - Journey through new Hive-themed story missions and quests where you are tasked with stopping the resurrection of an ancient god, Crota
o New cooperative Strike - The Will of Crota, pits you and your Fireteam against Omnigul as she works to expand the Hive army at the command of her master, Crota
o New six-player Raid - Assemble your six-player Fireteam to attempt Crota's End, set deep within the depths of the Hellmouth with all-new gameplay mechanics and enemy bosses
o New competitive multiplayer arenas:
Pantheon - Set in an ancient Vex temple inside the Black Garden that features Vex-designed landscapes and tight corridors
Skyshock - An old interplanetary defense array that offers engagements for both vehicle and infantry
The Cauldron - An abandoned Hive ritual site that offers close-quarter combat
o New EV-30 Tumbler Sparrow - Players that purchase and redeem the Destiny Expansion Pass or Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below by January 15, 2015 will receive the EV-30 Tumbler Sparrow, enabling its riders to drive fast, take flight, and perform a set of mid-air tricks
o PlayStation® Exclusive Content* - PlayStation® players will also get access to an exclusive cooperative Strike, The Undying Mind, and exclusive exotic weapon, The 4th Horseman shotgun

Players can purchase Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below individually ($19.99), or as part of the Destiny Expansion Pass ($34.99), which includes both Expansion I and Expansion II, on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

The community can interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.net, www.facebook.com/Bungie and @Bungie on Twitter. For game information, they can visit www.DestinyTheGame.com and follow the official Destinysocial channels at www.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame 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 www.bungie.net.

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. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

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