Destiny 2: The Final Shape, the finale for the MMO's 10-year Light and Darkness saga, will be unveiled at a dedicated showcase coming August 22, and folks, it looks like ol' Cayde-6 is back.
Bungie announced its own upcoming showcase during today's live PlayStation Showcase, and the attached trailer will come as a whirlwind of memories for Destiny 2 players.
Nostalgia aside, it appears Warlock Vanguard Ikora has somehow made her way through the portal that opened on the Traveler in the opening events of Lightfall, and inside found none other than Cayde, the Hunter Vanguard Bungie killed off in Forsaken and buried with promises that he would definitely stay dead. Either Ikora's lost or she's dead too, and I don't know if I can lose another Vanguard.
Cayde-6 was only recently commemorated in the Tower through a new statue, but it looks like Bungie couldn't help but loop him back into the story somehow. As Cayde suggests in the trailer, we don't really know what this interstellar realm is – perhaps the Light equivalent of the afterlife, seeing as how Cayde died a Guardian. Will the lovable Hunter actually return to the Tower? The August 22 show may tell us more.
We do know one thing: VA Nathan Fillion will reprise his role as Cayde, as Bungie confirmed in a press release.
"This is a momentous time for Bungie, as we continue our evolution into a multi-game studio," added Bungie CEO Pete Parsons, referring to the extraction shooter Marathon which was paired with today's Destiny news. "More than thirty years of passion for creating incredible games has led us here and will push us into the future.
"We have a tremendous amount of work ahead, including continuing to build our Marathon development team and supporting Destiny for years to come," Parsons said. "With our partners at PlayStation, we’re working to make our bold vision of Bungie as a true entertainment company a reality, while never forgetting our core mission: building worlds that inspire friendship."
Here's everything announced at the PlayStation Showcase 2023.