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Here’s a little sneak peek at Destiny

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Despite the hype and the slowly turning gears of Activision’s marketing machine, we’ve actually seen very little of Bungie’s new open-world, multiplayer-focused space shooter. That probably changes very much later on, as we expect the game to play quite a prominent part of Sony’s press conference. If you’re keen to have a look though, here’s a sneak peek of what we expect to see.

It comes via the game’s official Instagram account, a thing I didn’t know existed until five minutes ago. There’s a strange air of mystery surrounding the game, most of that perpetuated by the fact that Bungie refuses to be clear on exactly what Destiny is. Is it an MMO for consoles? Is it just Borderlands in space with more players?

Even when discussing the game, and trying to tell you everything you need to know, bungie’s essentially told us nothing. We’re keen to see what Destiny’s really about. Publisher Activision seems to be rather confident about the game and its future potential, investing as much as half a billion US dollars in to the game’s production and marketing.

One thing we do know, is that it’ll be a class-based shooter, and that there are three classes you’ll be able to use. Here they are:

  • Titan
    The first Titans built the Wall, and bravely gave their lives to defend it. Now, you stand in the same place, steadfast and sure. Our enemies are deadly and merciless, but so are you. You hail from a line of legendary heroes and your strength and skill will be needed to shatter their ranks.
  • Warlock
    Warlocks have long studied the Traveler, mastering some of its arcane energies. Its true purpose still remains a great mystery, but discovering truth has always driven you into the unknown. Now, our enemies stand between you and your greatest discovery – the secrets of the Golden Age.
  • Hunter
    Hunters once prowled the wilderness and wastelands, taking big risks for even bigger rewards. Making your own luck has always meant bending the rules. But you are no outlaw, at least, not anymore, and your unique brand of daring and ingenuity will be needed now more than ever.

Last Updated: June 9, 2014

23 Comments

  1. Kromas

    June 9, 2014 at 08:31

    I have a strong feeling that this game is over-hyped and will crash and burn. Sad really but oh well.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 9, 2014 at 08:46

      It sounds like the pre-release Titanfall hype, but now you hear nothing about it.

      I actually do hope that’s not the case though. Borderlands in space would be pretty sweet, even if I can’t play it.

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      • Kromas

        June 9, 2014 at 08:49

        We need to kill the hype train for the following games before we lose everything:
        DA
        ME
        Star Citizen
        HL3
        Mirror’s Edge
        Witcher

        Then again I love MOAR INFO!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 9, 2014 at 08:52

          Half of those belong to EA, who I boycott lol.

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          • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

            June 9, 2014 at 08:59

            Well, I finished BF3 campaign over weekend, not bad for a FREE game hehe

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 9, 2014 at 09:04

            I didn’t take them up on the offer hehe

          • Kromas

            June 9, 2014 at 09:23

            As much as I would love to Boycott EA they own Bioware so I am their ever complaining money slave.

          • Mossel

            June 9, 2014 at 09:22

            How long did it take you? I also want tot try and finish it. I need some mindless pew pew before I tackle another large rpg.

          • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

            June 9, 2014 at 09:23

            Two nights :/

            I see there is a co-op option, so let me know if you are game for that!

          • Mossel

            June 9, 2014 at 09:24

            Nice! If I see you online I will give you a shout!

    • Matthew Holliday

      June 9, 2014 at 09:21

      doubt it will crash and burn, the preorders alone have probably already outsold watchdogs.
      its always hard to live up to the hype though, still expectign a good game though, regardless of hype.

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      • Kromas

        June 9, 2014 at 09:36

        Pre-orders mean very little when you are trying to launch a new IP. Sure the first game may be financially successful but it will fail to generate hype for its sequels or expansions. Diablo 3 :RoS had only 1/10th of the pre-orders of Diablo 3 due to the fact that Diablo 3 was very very bad. I hope I am wrong though but only time will tell.

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    • iAmWeasel

      June 9, 2014 at 09:47

      Some journalist who played the game for a bit said he found it boring and a disappointment, so yes I think you are spot on.

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        June 9, 2014 at 12:02

        You mean Patricia from Kotaku? Yeaaaahhh… I take whatever she writes with a pinch of salt.

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        • Rinceinantici

          June 9, 2014 at 12:09

          Thought he just said ‘he’ 0-O

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        • iAmWeasel

          June 9, 2014 at 16:17

          Yes my bad, it was a she and a it was her. Her impressions of the game more or less conveyed how it looks to me based on the bits that I have seen. But heck maybe I’m wrong.. hope so.

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    • CAE9872

      June 9, 2014 at 17:51

      It is still my most anticipated game of 2014 so far…we shall see if tonight changes anything.

      However, your point is a very real possibility – there is a lot of confusion as to what the heck Destiny is. I hope for Bungie they can replicate Halo success, but not so sure if that is possible in todays more savvy world.

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 9, 2014 at 08:43

    Eh? Destiny must be something amazing if they can THINK their instagram account into existence. 😛

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  3. iAmWeasel

    June 9, 2014 at 09:09

    How come your E3 buildup has been so sparse? No predictions etc?

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    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      June 9, 2014 at 09:29

      The crew is small and half are already transporting their hairy gamer sacks to the land of the free to walk their socks off for the next four days. The coverage is usually up to speed and on the ball. I do not envy them.

      Wait for the countless posts this week, normally so many that the resident trolls like me cant hold a thread for long enough.

      Thats enough sucking up,
      NOW WHERE IS MY LIFETIME SUPPLY OF MOUNTAIN DEW LG? 😛

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    • FoxOneZA

      June 9, 2014 at 11:31

      Predictions are meaningless speculation and a waste of time and bandwith.

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  4. FoxOneZA

    June 9, 2014 at 10:50

    Looks like Halo meets Borderlands. The hype has suddenly subsided.

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  5. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 9, 2014 at 12:02

    My body is ready!

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