Gamers got their first peek at a highly anticipated game recently when Bungie revealed several screenshots from action RPG first-person shooter “Destiny.” The eight screenshots display some of the title’s characters, displaying them with a variety of weapons.
The images were posted on PlayStation’s Tumblr page on Jan. 14, including stills showing characters fighting with alien enemies in desolate, futuristic landscapes and using advanced weapons.
“Destiny” will take place 700 years in the future in a postapocalyptic setting following a lucrative and successful period of exploration and peace called the Golden Age. The game is set in a universe where humans have settled and colonized a number of livable planets in the Solar System. However, a disastrous event known as “the Collapse” saw the mysterious destruction of these colonies, leaving mankind nearly extinct. When humans attempt to repopulate and recover after the Collapse, aggressive and dangerous alien races are discovered in various towns and cities. Players will have the task of investigating and destroying the aliens before the human race is entirely wiped out.
“Destiny” will launch on Sept. 9 this year for the PS3, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360. The title was referenced in 2009’s “Halo 3: ODST,” where a sign in the game read “Destiny Awaits” alongside a picture of Earth with an unknown orb floating nearby. Game features were accidentally leaked in November 2012, revealing plot ideas and concept art. Bungie followed up with the delivery of further details about “Destiny,” while expressing regret that game details were made public before expected. The title was confirmed to be released on the PS4 and PS3 at the PS4 reveal event in February last year. Bungie also stated that both PlayStation versions would feature exclusive content. The release date of September 9, 2014, was confirmed last December.
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