We’re getting closer and closer to the release of Bungie’s new game, Destiny, and they are trying to keep us all pumped by releasing a new trailer for the game. While the trailer looks amazing, I don’t think Bungie needs to worry about keeping people pumped up for this game. Most of us–even people like me who don’t yet have an Xbox One–got a taste when they launched the Destiny Beta several weeks ago. I think everyone is pretty stoked about the game’s release on September 9th. Destiny certainly has the feel of the usual space-themed FPS, but it also has some innovative RPG elements to make it different from other space-themed video games like Halo (which is what I’m sure people will be comparing it to for some time). This game is certainly bringing something new and different to the world of FPS games.
The nice thing about the FPS/RPG blend, is that you can customize your character (race, features, gender, etc). While there are several FPS games out there, Halo being one of them, where you can play multiplayer as a female, there are far fewer that offer a female option for the campaign. So while games like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare are making waves for adding it’s first female into the game’s story, it’s cool that Destiny is allowing players to go through the entire game with whatever character they best identify. Of course, if you don’t want to go male or female, there are also some alien races you can choose to use–tons of options.
Besides the unique blend of FPS/RPG gameplay, the game is also stunning. In the trailer (which you can see below), we get a closer look at the planet Venus. The planet is colorful and gorgeous, and from the looks of the trailer and what we experienced in the beta, gamers will have a pretty expansive and intricate universe to explore. If you missed out on the beta, you can go to the Destiny Youtube page to see some of their earlier trailers to get a picture of what waits for us in Destiny.
So…are you guys ready for September 9?!