A new trailer for Destiny was released just before the big embargo drop that will unveil plenty new information and gameplay footage. The trailer comes from an unexpected source, GameStop, that will offer an exclusive “Upgraded Sparrow” shrike to those that will preorder the game at the retailer.
Sparrows are rapid deployment vehicles designed to get you where you need to go at breakneck speed. Along with the custom paintjob, this exclusive, prototype version features upgraded initial acceleration and higher top speed than the standard model. To compensate for the boost, the hull has also been fitted with enhanced armor plating.
Interestingly enough, “Sparrow” used to be the original name of the Shrike bikes when they were initially introduced. I guess it makes sense for the prototype to be called like that.
The Sparrow promises higher top speed, better acceleration and thicker armor plating (that according to the trailer can also be attained by normal means through gameplay), and a custom paint job.
If you live in the UK, the same bonus will also be offered by the local retail chain Game.
You can check out the trailer below. It’s brief, but definitely spectacular.
Update: the embargo has finally been lifted, and you can find all the new footage and screenshots here.