Activision has released the launch trailer for their upcoming and much anticipated Marvel Universe video game “X-Men: Destiny.” Although the game is linear, players are able to decide the fate of their characters and pick which side they ultimately end up on, whether as an X-Men or part of the Brotherhood.
Players will get to choose from one of three new and original mutant characters to play as (Aimi Yoshida, Grant Alexander, Adrian Luca), but the game will feature cameos from all your favorite existing X-Men characters. Game play wise, characters will have the option to upgrade their powers as well as their costumes throughout the game.
“X-Men: Destiny” is set to be released on September 27th on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS. Check out the new trailer below and let us know what you think. Would you want to be a hero or a mutant terrorist?!
In X-Men: Destiny, players will be put in the role of new mutants who join the X-Men or the Brotherhood of Mutants; they will have to make choices to decide the ultimate destiny of their character. According to early sources, X-Men: Destiny is placing an emphasis on “choice” as its main focus, as opposed to a more traditional linear type of gameplay. According to the official press release, “the all-new original video game casts players as new mutant recruits in a rich, branching storyline that features a deep element of choice and gives players ultimate control of their destiny”. At E3 2011, the hands-off demo demonstrated that throughout the game the player character collects and equips ‘X-Genes’ which grant the power of an established member of X-Men continuity. These come in three types, offensive, defensive and utility, and can be swapped at any time with other collected X-Genes
-Aimi Yoshida Born in Fuji City, Japan, Aimi was smuggled out of Japan by her mutant parents before their family could be incarcerated in the new mutant camps. She arrived in San Francisco hidden on a tanker ship. She is too young and frightened to appreciate her parents’ motivations for sending her away, instead feeling only the bitterness and anger of abandonment. Despite sharing a surname with an established Marvel character, Sunfire, it has not been revealed if the two characters are related in any way.
-Grant Alexander Born in Sandersville, Georgia, Grant is a college freshman who dreams of becoming a professional football player. He hopes to land a spot this year on the University of California, Berkeley, varsity squad. Grant has no interest in politics and knows little about the ongoing mutant/human conflict.
-Adrian Luca Born in Los Angeles, California, Adrian is the son of an anti-mutant extremist who was killed in battle. His father’s associates called themselves “Purifiers,” and under their care Adrian was educated to hate all mutants and conditioned to seek revenge for his father’s murder. The Purifiers have trained Adrian to be a soldier in their army of “pure-blooded” Homo sapiens