"You killed his son Crota. Now Oryx, The Taken King, wants revenge." That's the setup, folks, as three players make it into the Hive King's lair, with sarcastic comments and helmet-cams a la "Iron Man" showing us the players faces. This looks really good to be honest, with that thermal hammer thing being utterly lustworthy. I could use that in real life.

As Oryx creeps up behind, the players realize they're up against something huge. "I've been working on my apology all week", I'm sure you have, I'm sure you have.

Advertising Agency: 72andSunny, USA Group Creative Director: Frank Hahn Creative Director: Peter Vattanatham Creative Director: Tim Wolfe Lead Writer: Evan Brown Designer: Ryan Dols Copywriter: Jack Lagomarsino Senior Film Producer: Dave Stephenson Group Strategy Director: John Graham Senior Strategist: Daniel Teng Group Brand Director: Mike Parseghian Brand Director: Nate Shamban Brand Manager: Travis Cross Brand Coordinator: Hector Romero Business Affairs Director: Alex Lebosq Business Affairs Manager: Kelly Ventrelli Production Company: Reset Content Director: Joseph Kosinski Director of Photography: Claudio Miranda Managing Director: Dave Morrison Executive Producer: Jeff McDougall Executive Producer / Bidding: Jen Beitler Bidding Producer: Jenn Ingalls Head of Production: Amanda Clune Producer: Julien Lemaitre Editorial: Work Editor: Jono Griffith Assistant Editor: Jeremiah Mayhew / Arielle Zakowski Executive Producer: Marlo Baird Visual Effects: Digital Domain Chief Creative Officer / Senior VFX Supervisor: Eric Barba VFX Supervisor: Dan Akers VP / Executive Producer: Tiffany Manabat Senior Producer: Carla Attanasio Digital Production Manager: Charles Bolwell CG Supervisor: Lee Carlton Compositing Supervisor: Vinh Nguyen Pre-Visualization Supervisor: Scott Meadows Environment/Matte Paint Lead: Jon Green CG Lead: Daisuke Nagae Animation Lead: Roy Sato Data Integration Lead: Som Shankar FX Lead: Eddie Smith Roto/Paint Lead: Nathalie Gonthier-Thomas Look-Dev Compositor: Kym Olsen Compositors: Jason Selfe, John Sasaki, Joe Salazar, Nitant Karnik, Aruna Inversin, Joe Silva, Dave Takayama Pre-Visualization: Thomas Bruno Animators: Ari Teger, Ruel Smith FX Artists: Eric Ebling, Kent Lidke Digital Artists: Bernard Ceguerra, Asuka Tohda-Kinney, Brian Creasey, Kris Kelly Shuichi Suzuki, Lina Hum, Sarah Cosmi, Ricaro Bonisoli, Tsai-Tzu Cheng Character/Cloth FX Artist: Rick Fronek Rigging: Walt Hyneman Environments/Matte Painter: Zach Mandt Roto/Paint: Holly Horter, Melissa Huerta, David Wilson, Dawn Gates – Wells, Edgar Diaz Data Integration: Jon Aghassian, Jim Moorhead, John Giffoni On-Set/Data Integration: Ian Doss Concept Artist/Modeler: Nick Lloyd Art Director/AFX: Cody Williams Flame Artist: Andy Davis Online / Finish: Method Studios Lead Flame Artist: Aidan Thomas Flame Assist: Mikhail Chechelnitskiy Executive Producer: Robert Owens Senior Producer: Cara Lehr Costumes: Legacy Effects LLC Effects Supervisor: J. Alan Scott Production Coordinator: Damon Weathers Sound Design: Formosa Group Supervising Sound Editors: Per Hallberg, Karen Baker Landers First Assistant Sound Editors: Philip D. Morrill, Jessie Pariseau Sound Designers: Dino Dimuro, Ann Scibelli Foley Editor: Peter Michael Sullivan Recording Studio / Mix: Lime Mixer: Rohan Young Additional mixer: Jeff Malen Assistant: Tom Paolantonio Executive Producer: Susie Boyajan

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