The Destiny 2 gameplay reveal trailer has given fans a strong concept of not only how the sequel will differ in play style from the original game, but it also sets up the threat of the Cabal and their leader, Dominus Ghaul. Of course, in true Star Wars fashion, Bungie has revealed an even more powerful villain may be behind Ghaul’s attack.
In an interview with Game Informer, game director Luke Smith and project lead Mark Noseworthy expanded on the villainous force working against the Guardians, which included their choice to step away from The Darkness threat to expand on Destiny’s lore.
In the upcoming sequel, players will be scattered to the far corners of the universe to lick their wounds and find a way to take back their home from the Cabal and Ghaul. However, Bungie revealed a mentor figure, Consul, will be lurking in the shadows, sending plans to Ghaul. “The Consul is like the coach on the sidelines while the Olympic runner is getting gold,” Noseworthy explained.
While it seems Consul will let Ghaul take the Guardians head on, the mentor has a track record of getting what he wants out of who he controls, as Bungie also added Consul advised Ghaul on how to usurp the Cabal’s former Emperor, Calus. Even though he may just pull strings, he sounds like a formidable opponent who could become the greater threat if or when Ghaul is defeated.
Actor Frank Langella, whose work spans from 1987’s Masters of the Universe as Skeletor to Gabriel on FX drama The Americans, will voice Consul, lending further support to the possibility that Consul will be a looming threat to the future of the series. Since the live event in May, updates on the sequel have been heavily rolling in, which can all be found in EGM’s compilation coverage.
Destiny 2 will release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6th, with the PC version coming October 24th.
Source: Game Rant