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GDC 2013: Destiny Reveals New Information and ImagesAt this year’s GDC 2013, Bungie gave fans a look into a brave new world with their upcoming title Destiny. The game was brought to life with newly revealed sketches, concept art and much more. Now is the time to pursue your destiny and check out this new content!

Bungie just wrapped up their GDC talk entitled “Brave New World,” giving attendees a glimpse into the art, development and design of Destiny – from early sketches and concept images, to animation and character models.

From Bungie, the creators of Halo, and Activision, the publisher of Call of Duty, comes Destiny, the next evolution in interactive entertainment and an epic adventure unlike anything players have experienced.  

In Destiny you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Defeat Earth’s enemies. Discover all that we have lost. Become legend.

Destiny delivers an all new way to experience first-person action games. A sweeping adventure set within a bold new universe, featuring an unprecedented combination of cooperative, competitive, public, and community activities seamlessly woven into an expansive, persistent, online world.

Game Features

  • Brave New World – Destiny will instantly draw players into a universe of heroes and legends, with worlds and storytelling crafted by Bungie, the creators of Halo – one of the most beloved and critically-acclaimed entertainment franchises of all time.
  • Your Legend – In Destiny you create your own legend as you and your friends venture out into the solar system to reclaim the treasures and secrets lost after the collapse of humanity’s Golden Age. Over the course of your adventures you become more powerful, able to wield rare and exotic weapons, gear, and powers.
  • Adventure Awaits – Personalize and upgrade every aspect of how you look and fight with a near limitless combination of armor, weapons, and visual customizations. Take it all with you into every mode, including Destiny’s story, competitive multiplayer, and public combat destinations. Return to The City, Destiny’s third person social space to refuel, repair, and rearm before going out on your next adventure.
  • Connected Universe – Destiny is more than a disc in a drive, it is a persistent, online universe filled with other players. As the world grows and expands over time, so does the story, the destinations you can access, the activities you experience, and rewards you can earn.

    Notable Quotes from Bungie At GDC

  • “Destiny is Bungie’s next great action-shooter, set in a persistent world that you share with other players.”
  • “Let’s build a world where we can tell any great story we want.  A place millions of people will want to visit again and again, for the next 10 years—and more.”
  • “Your job as a world-builder is to make the audience curious.  To give them just enough information and detail so that they can fill in the gaps with their own imaginations.”
  • “At Bungie, we believe mystery and adventure begin at the intersection of the expected and the unexpected.”

    For more information on the game, check out the official Destiny website.

    GDC 2013: Destiny Reveals New Information and Images

    GDC 2013: Destiny Reveals New Information and Images

    GDC 2013: Destiny Reveals New Information and Images

    GDC 2013: Destiny Reveals New Information and Images

    GDC 2013: Destiny Reveals New Information and Images

    GDC 2013: Destiny Reveals New Information and Images

    GDC 2013: Destiny Reveals New Information and Images

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