E3 2013: Destiny game demo and gameplay trailer

Destiny_Gameplay_THUMB Bungie's next title after the Halo series is Destiny and they have finally revealed gameplay footage for us to take in. I've always been curious to how this online FPS game would play out. These two videos pretty covers that.

E3 Sony game demo 

Aside from this game looking gorgeous, Destiny really gives the Halo meets Borderlands feel. I would love it if Bungie would go more into detail in terms of character customization and progression. I wonder though if were going to constantly pick up items during each fight(something similar to Diablo or Borderlands) or only during specific enemies in the game.

Destiny gameplay trailer

If you're sold into getting this game, you're in luck. You don't necessarily have to make a decision on what next-gen console to get in order to play this game, Destiny will also be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Bungie and Activision is already thinking about Destiny in years to come, with sequels and added content, so this game will definitely be around for a long time.

Destiny is planned for a 2014 release.

The Law Of The Jungle -- Destiny Official Trailer

Destiny-Law-of-Jungle-PV Bungie released a new trailer for their upcoming online FPS called Destiny. It's a mix of CG and live-action featuring Giancarlo Esposito(Breaking Bad, Revolution).

Destiny does look interesting at this point, but its hard to gauge if this would bring something new to the table. After Bungie finishing Halo: Reach, they were absent for years working on Destiny, and with them getting a year-long deal with Activision(I'm guessing for a Destiny franchise), this feels like an ambitious project that could be a make or break for Bungie.

At the end of the video, gameplay footage will debut on Sony's press conference, so if you're curious to how Destiny plays, tune in at this year's E3 on June 10.

Destiny will be released hopefully at the end of this year or early 2014 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One

[Updated]First look at Bungie's new game - Destiny


Bungie has finally lift the lid on their new project with Activision. The first look comes as a ViDoc which shows and explains the now independent developer's vision for Destiny. Check it out below. 

Bungie also released the official description of the game via Bungie's forums:

Everything changed with the arrival of the Traveler. It sparked a Golden Age when our civilization spanned our solar system, but it didn't last. Something hit us, knocked us down. The survivors built a city beneath the Traveler, and have begun to explore our old worlds, only to find them filled with deadly foes.

You are a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Defend the City. Defeat our enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost.

Key features: -The next evolution of entertainment - an incredible story set within a newly-imagined, always-connected universe filled with action and adventure.

-Create your character, forge your legend by defeating powerful foes, and earn unique and customized weapons, gear and vehicles.

-Unprecedented variety of FPS gameplay that redefines the genre breaks traditional conventions of story, cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes, combined with public and social activities.

Destiny is an online game and requires internet connection at all times, even when you play solo. bungie quickly clarified that this game will not have any monthly subscriptions, but also won't be Free-To-Play, which confirms that this game is somewhat an MMO-ish kind of experience. The ex-halo developers is really focusing on the social aspect in the game, hoping that this game will be something you'd like to play with friends for hours. There won't be any main menus to pair up players, everything will be done in-game. The best way i can describe a concept like this is that it may be similar to the online features of PS3's exclusive PSN title Journey - You play and explore the game, then you will stumble upon another player that might be going the same way, so you decide to work together.

With gameplay, it's going to be very familiar since this is Bungie after all, and we know damn well that they do good with FPS. The game will definitely have a competitive side, but they haven't talked into detail on how it will work in this world.

It's hard to pinpoint Destiny's genre aside from it being a FPS, but Activision is calling this a “shared world shooter”. GameIndustry reports that Destiny will have persistent worlds with sandbox-like elements.

Players will be able to customize their guardians looks, weapons, abilities, and even their own ship which can be used to travel from planet to planet. There are three confirmed classes so far - The Hunter, the Warlock, and the Titan. Not much details on the classes at this point.

Destiny will be available on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, but no PC. This is a bit strange and I'm sure a lot of PC gamers are outraged by this decision. Bungie considers themselves a "console shooter", so don't expect any PC port anytime soon. No release date was give, but is expected to launch this year.

Released concept art of the game can be seen below.

UPDATE: Activision confirms that Destiny is not set for a 2013 release, when? To be announced...