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Destiny: The Taken King's prologue lets you get to know your enemy

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Destiny developer Bungie is promising that The Taken King will do a better job telling a story, and that's the focus of the prologue cinematic for the expansion.

The prologue is narrated by Eris Morn, the character who debuted in The Dark Below as the only survivor of a team that had attempted to defeat the god Crota. He is listed as "Crota, Son of Oryx" in Crota's End, the raid in which players destroyed him in The Dark Below. Next month, The Taken King will pit Guardians against that heavenly father: Oryx himself.

"He smells the blood of his son — on your hands," Morn intones.

The Taken King launches Sept. 15 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It introduces sweeping changes to numerous areas of Destiny, and offers a one-time level boost to get players ready for its new content. For more, check out our hands-on impressions from E3.

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