Plot details and concept art for Bungie’s newest project Destiny have been leaked today to IGN. The document, which Bungie have since confirmed as a document provided to an advertising agency, provides details about the plot, values, and world found in the new Bungie project.
According to the document, Destiny will be “fun and accessible to all”, will “create a universe as deep, tangible and relatable as that of the Star Wars franchise”, and, according to Bungie co-founder Jason Jones, “is designed for your inner seven year old. We want to make it feel like a mythic adventure”. There are also hints that the game will have a multi-player component, with the gameplay “social at its core,” with “a world to explore with friends, both old and new.”
The document provides a story pitch, reading “Our story begins seven hundred years from now in the Last City on Earth, in a Solar System littered with the ruins of man’s Golden Age. A massive, mysterious alien ship hangs overhead like a second Moon. No one knows where it came from or what it’s here for, but only that it’s our protector. Meanwhile, strange, alien monsters creep in from the edge of the universe, determined to take Earth and the Last City. We are young ‘knights’ tasked with defending the remains of humanity, discovering the source of these monsters and – eventually – overcoming it.”
The ship has been referred to as “the Traveler” in the document.
Bungie have since written a blog entry on their website by way of confirmation, and include an official image. Bungie write
Go ahead. Take a peek. It’s alright. We weren’t quite ready, but we will be soon, and we can’t wait to finally show you what we’ve really been up to.
Stick around, we haven’t even started yet.
It seems that Destiny will be released on the XBox 360 and Playstation 3, if logos attached to the document are to be believed, however IGN notes that a previously reported on court document links Bungie’s contracted first game Destiny to both the Microsoft and PlayStation next-gen consoles.
The leaked images are below. Click to make bigger.
All images courtesy of IGN.
EDIT: Seems Kotaku got in on the action too. The last three images are courtesy of Kotaku.
EDIT EDIT: The following tweet from Geoff Keighley might suggest that this might have been the big announcement set up for the VGA’s.
Well that just happened.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) November 28, 2012