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Bungie Officially Unveil Destiny

Activision and Bungie have announced their new title of their new partnerhip, Destiny.

Destiny comes as an ambitious evolution of the first-person action genre that brings gamers together in a shared, persistent world. It is set to  become the next advancement in interactive entertainment by melding first-person action gaming with a persistent, dynamic online world.

Destiny comes combining Bungie’s trademark ground scope, sci-fi storytelling and adventures with visceral first-person action gaming that takes place in an unfolding, cinematic universe. It delivers a never seen before social gaming experience to consoles that offer players a connected, living world that they can explore, combined with vibrant social spaces where they can congregate and celebrate achievements, and share remarkable adventures grouped with friends or solo.

The game is set in the distant future and sees players take on the role of Guardians of the last city on Earth, who will traverse the ancient ruins of our solar system from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus.  Using incredible powers, players must battle humanity’s enemies and reclaim all that was lost during the collapse of mankind’s Golden Age. The story unfolds through grand tales and sweeping adventures and comes filled with cooperative, competitive, public, and social activities, all seamlessly connected.

Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing stated:

“Bungie defined first-person action games over a decade ago withHalo, and with Destiny they will evolve the genre once again, Destiny is a world that evolves.  It is a world with wide boundaries that allows you to roam and explore. It is a world where, even in story mode, you could encounter other players on their own adventures. And of course, it is a world that brings all of this together with the visceral, heart pounding immediacy of an expertly crafted first-person action title. We are very excited to bring this ambitious, innovative and creative game to players around the world.”

Harold Ryan, Bungie president also added:

“Destiny is the game that we’ve been dreaming of building for years.  We couldn’t be more pleased about our extraordinary collaboration with Activision.  We finally have the right partner, team and technology to bring the experience to millions of players worldwide, Destiny will draw players into a world filled with mystery, action, and adventure, but most importantly, Destiny is more than a disc in a drive, it is a living social universe filled with other players.”

Lastly, global retailer GameStop president Tony Bartel followed up saying:

“Not only does Destiny look amazing, but its new living world will change the way players think of co-operative online gaming, This is just the type of innovation the game industry has been waiting for and I’m anxious for players to experience the vast universe of Destiny.”

Some screenshots showing off the facilities, the people behind Destiny and a video have also been released. Let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.

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