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Destiny gets info blow-out, courtesy of GameInformer’s January issue

Wednesday, 4th December 2013 11:26 GMT By Dave Cook

Destiny has graced the cover of GameInformer’s January issue, and as usual the press has picked its paper bones clean of news. See what’s what here.

GameInformer unveiled its January cover last night, complete with new Destiny artwork.

OXM has hoovered up the news crumbs, and explains that each of the game’s three classes – Hunter, Titan and Warlock – can equip the same guns, but that armour sets remain tethered to specific classes. Players can further tailor their class with a specific ‘focus.’

Focuses can include anything from weapon stat bonuses, the ability to double jump, a teleport move, new grenade types and a selection of special moves. For example, I covered the Titan’s ‘Nova Bomb’ focus back at gamescom when I interviewed Bungie. There’s also the Warlock’s ‘Heart of Fusion’ support focus and ‘Circle of Night’ attack skill, as well as the Titan’s ‘Fist of Havoc’ shockwave focus that’s basically an electrical DPS move.

Setting include Old Russia on Earth, the Vex Citadel on Venus, the Moon and Mars. Across those environments you’ll encounter several alien enemies including, pirate warband the Fallen, the Hive – who OXM reckons have taken a leaf out of the Zerg’s style guide – robot force the Vex, industrial heavyweights the Cabal and man-made machine race the Exo. We look forward to killing you all.

The site concluded by spooling off new online features such as co-op across the campaign, raid and strike modes, as well as PvP battles involving zone capture and deatmatch events.

Phew. Well then, what do you make of that?

Destiny’s out Spring 2014.

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13 Comments

  1. polygem

    this is where the true next gen finally begins for me….i hope :)

    #1 10 months ago
  2. bradk825

    I hope I’m not just over-hyped, but I am thinking this game will be on the next generation’s “top five games of the previous generation” list.

    Taking the RPG elements to a shooter in this type of style, adding the fantasy elements and a new universe with so many interesting details, it just spells success to me. I am actually more excited for this than Titanfall.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. lolatfanboys

    yep, finally a new fresh shooter

    #3 10 months ago
  4. zoopdeloop

    @2 +1
    Titanfall is just another multiplayer FPS where everyone will go nuts with it for a month or two at best,Destiny seems so much more

    #4 10 months ago
  5. StijinLens

    My Uncle Jayden recently got a nice 9 month old Audi TTS Convertible only from working off a home computer… you can try here http://goo.gl/8wGtcI

    #5 10 months ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    @5

    +1, Couldn’t agree more.

    #6 10 months ago
  7. Obernox

    Warlock all day! space wizard? YES PLEASE.

    #7 10 months ago
  8. bradk825

    @7 yeah, exactly. There are a few things you just can’t go wrong with. Ninja Pirates, Zombie Nazis (as a villain of course), and Space Wizards.

    #8 10 months ago
  9. Erthazus

    3 classes is not enough. To be honest.

    #9 10 months ago
  10. monkeygourmet

    @9

    They have seen how Borderlands introduced new classes.

    They will sell them to you later, don’t worry! :)

    #10 10 months ago
  11. Erthazus

    @10, this is Activision x Bungie we are talking about. This can happen without any issue.

    #11 10 months ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    @9

    The classes are superficial to actual scheme of things. THey don’t define your character Bungie is going with a similar idea of Guild Wars 2 where its weapons + the class. So 3 classes and being able to change abilities on the fly is a step in the right direction and this game has a 10 year plan so expect expansions and DLC.

    #12 10 months ago
  13. polygem

    can’t wait for the beta. i am favouring titan atm as a homage and reference to the master chief…if it’ll feel too tank-like i might switch to warlock. i’ve always been an running and gunning kinda guy in my competitive mp games :)

    #13 10 months ago

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