Bungie’s next game after they moved on from Halo is set to be revealed in a day or two, but a few leaks today have at least indicated some of the details before any official announcement gets the chance to do things right – as is usually the situation these days.
First up is a release date – currently October according to one French retailer – a boxart and a description of sorts.
“Everything changed with the arrival of Voyageur.,” it says. “It was originally a Golden Age that allowed our civilization to establish itself in the solar system. But it could not last.”
“Something we put ashore broke. The survivors built a city in the Voyageur before returning explore our ancient worlds where only mortal enemies awaited them.”
“You are a Guardian, protector of last haven of life on Earth, armed with incredible powers. You must defend the city. Defeat our enemies. And look what we have lost. Be strong.”
Yep, that sounds like Bungie’s rather whimsical, ethereal blurb if ever I saw it.
GameStop posters also leaked out before they were meant to be public, the text pointing out that Destiny is “a shooter that redefines the genre and breaks with conventions” and offers a solo campaign and “competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes.”
The game is being perhaps cynically marketed (on the posters at least) as being from “the creators of Halo” and, somewhat amusingly, the “publishers of Call of Duty” with the posters positively packed with “we’re not associated with those guys” disclaimers.
Many were hoping that Destiny would be a next generation title, but only PS3 and Xbox 360 versions could be found – that’s understandable though, no online retailer is currently offering pre-orders for PS4 and Xbox 720 games. Not yet, anyway.