Bungie has released a new trailer for its upcoming multiplayer FPS – Destiny. The trailer, dubbed Law of the Jungle, has a lot of live action sequences. It shows the general setting of the game as well as the massive scale it will have. Check out the trailer:
“The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack,” says a character that seems to be played by actor Giancarlo Esposito, who is well known for his role as Gustavo Fring in the TV show Breaking Bad. Other than talking about philosophy and showing us the setting, the trailer doesn’t show any in-engine or even gameplay footage. Importantly, however, the trailer states that the first gameplay footage will be revealed during Sony’s PlayStation press conference at this year’s E3.
Bungie's Destiny is set to be what the company calls a “shared-world shooter”, which means that it will have a persistent world, much like you have in MMOs. Owing to this, though, the game will require an active Internet connection to play, even if you’re just playing single player, much like Blizzard’s Diablo III. This would be the first time that a game requires players to be online even for single player mode on consoles.
The scale of the game will be off the charts
Again, as is usual for Bungie games, Destiny will be a sci-fi shooter where players will get to explore the solar system. As Guardians, players will fight alien species like Sandeaters, War Rhinos and Spider Pirates – which, may I add, sounds totally awesome. Other enemies sound even more awesome and include time-travelling robots and space zombies. The game is expected to have drop-in co-op, hence the always-online requirement, and will also have a slight magical element to it.
Players can pick between one of three classes – Titans (which are the big assault guys that have big weapons), Warlocks (which use magic, presumably to hinder enemies and help friends) and Hunters (who will concentrate on sniping and stealth). There will also be player versus player, if you want to test your mettle against other players. Like any other RPG, this one will also have loot that you will have to find and with which you will have to equip your character.