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Bungie’s Next Game: Destiny

November 28, 2012

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IGN got the scoop and put their watermarks all over the concept art. Looks pretty cool.  Has me thinking of Nausicaä of the Wind Valley.

According to the document, “Our story begins seven hundred years from now in the Last City on Earth, in a Solar System littered with the ruins of man’s Golden Age. A massive, mysterious alien ship hangs overhead like a second Moon. No one knows where it came from or what it’s here for, but only that it’s our protector. Meanwhile, strange, alien monsters creep in from the edge of the universe, determined to take Earth and the Last City. We are young ‘knights’ tasked with defending the remains of humanity, discovering the source of these monsters and – eventually – overcoming it.” Elsewhere in the document, the massive alien ship is referred to as “the Traveler.”

Destiny is further described as “fun and accessible to all,” aiming “to create a universe as deep, tangible and relatable as that of the Star Wars franchise.” Based on the language in the document, it appears that Bungie aims to create a universe accessible to multiple demographics, perhaps suggesting that Destiny will be less mature than Bungie’s efforts with Halo. A quote from Bungie co-founder Jason Jones says “Destiny is designed for your inner seven year old. We want to make it feel like a mythic adventure.”

IGN started a wiki for all Destiny related news.   There was never a doubt that I would be keeping an eye out for Bungie’s next game, but 343’s Halo 4 showed me what good storytelling in a Bungie universe looks like, and that has served to temper my anticipation.

(Via The Cut)


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