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Monday, 3 January 2011

X-Men Destiny - New Video Game Info



Something I hadn't heard about until this morning was a new video game called X-Men: Destiny.

The game, made by Activision, is based on the comic book series and features you as a new mutant recruit in a rich, branching storyline that has a deep element of choice and gives players ultimate control of their destiny.

The most recent info on the game is as follows:

* The tone of the game is said to be "dark, mature, & intense" striving towards an adult feel, but a Mature rating is said to not be likely.
* San Francisco is divided into human & non-human sectors as Professor X is dead.
* The game starts with a peace rally being staged to pay tribute to Professor X, which is when you are prompted to pick one of three characters in the crowd.
* OXM's Activision guide chose Adrian Luca as their character.
* The game presents the player with frozen in time "decision moments", indicating its time for players to make a big choice. The first big choice in the game allows you to pick your power archetype ranging from being able to manipulate matter and your body mass, energy projection, or a third one that was kept a secret.
* The game allows you to decide who is friend or foe in the X-Men universe.
* Cyclops, Quicksilver, Surge, Magneto, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, & Gambit are confirmed to make an appearance in the title, with plenty more to be announced.
* X-Genes play a rather large role in the game, ranging from boss fights to deciding to give it to an X-Men, or someone else to form another alliance.
* Linking together a good amount of attacks will fill up your "Mutant power" meter, allowing you to pull off even stronger special attacks.
* One of the special attacks described as a part of the "Mutant power" meter was "Force Pillars". The attack was said to produce crowd clearing beams that rise from the ground.


Sounds like it could be a good game and I actually really liked the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 which I played a lot with my eldest daughter. But from the sounds of it this could be a far sight better and aiming towards the Arkham Asylum audience.


And here's the teaser trailer:

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