Get the low-down on the need-to-know facts straight from Bungie, the creators of Destiny.
Destiny is the brand new First Person Shooter created by development powerhouse, Bungie. You'll be able to get your hands on the game from 9 September 2014 - in the meantime, here are seven things you need to know about the game, fresh from our friends at Bungie.
1. An epic story for you to explore
Now we don't want to spoil anything for you - we want to save surprises for when you play the game, but what you should know is:
2. Create your own hero
You will create your hero - a central character to the story - and they will evolve, becoming more powerful as you play. When you begin you'll choose whether to play as a Hunter, a Titan or a Warlock.
There are rewards for any progression you make, whether you earn loot in a public event or during a story mission - that loot is yours. Get thinking about how you're going to personalise and upgrade your warrior with different combinations of armour, weapons and gear.
3. Amazing worlds to explore
Destiny allows you to explore our solar system with destinations on Earth, the Moon, Mars and Venus. This universe will be the frontier to your adventure, in which you will go out and fight enemies from planet to planet.
4. A mode for every mood
Destiny features a combination of cooperative, competitive, public and community activities seamlessly woven into a living, persistent world that is always evolving. When playing the game, you decide how you want to play. Wade into a public event, complete a strike mission with friends or just play through on your own in a solo mission, the choice is yours. There is so much in this game for you to enjoy and we're excited for you to get to play it later in 2014.
5. The very best technologies
For us at Bungie, Destiny is a next-generation game in every sense. Along with every other innovation (which you'll get to see soon!) we are absolutely striving for jaw-dropping visuals and graphical performance. We can't wait for you to explore this for yourself.
6. Even more to keep coming back for
Destiny is an action-packed shooter where you get to explore our solar system to uncover the mysteries of the past. Here at Bungie we talk about Destiny becoming a hobby that people return to, time and time again. Whether you dip into the game for 15 minutes of intense action, or you play for hours exploring Earth, the Moon, Venus and Mars, you can play with friends or on your own.
7. Special treats for PlayStation players
We'll be sharing more information in the coming months on what it means to be playing Destiny on PS4 and PS3. Rest assured - whatever platform you play on, you're going to have a great time.
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