A pair of Destiny videos was released Thursday that provide very different perspectives on the upcoming PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3, and Xbox 360 shooter. The first is a live-action trailer meant to emphasize the fun of playing with friends while the second serves as an introductory guide to a PlayStation exclusive Strike mission.
The live-action trailer from Bungie is meant to evoke the sense of fun that comes with playing with your friends in Destiny. It features three Guardians clearly meant to be stand-ins for the players. The trailer is full of somewhat cheesy one-liners and some may even say it tries to ape Guardians of the Galaxy.
It’s important to point out here that the trailer implies that the jokes do not come from the game, but from the players themselves. Destiny is a fairly serious game with that provides fun in the form of exploring, getting into intense firefights, and discovering epic loot. All the witty banter depends on you and your friends, so be sure to hang out with funny people.
However, the music is a little different. You’ll get hear music composed by Halo-legend Marty O’Donnell in collaboration with former Beatle great Paul McCartney. Just don’t expect to hear Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song in the game.
The second video came straight from the PlayStation Blog and takes players through the Dust Palace, the Strike mission that is exclusive only to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners through the first year of Destiny‘s release. This is a three-man assault available to players once they reach level 18. It will take approximately 30 minutes to run through and comes with exclusive loot drops while fighting Cabal soldiers on the planet of Mars.
This includes elite Cabal soldiers who attack with psionic waves. Hint: You’ll want to pay attention to the color of their capes so you’ll know what type of weapon is most effective against them.
Destiny launches on Tuesday, September 9 for the PlayStation and Xbox consoles though the actual servers will go live around 8 a.m. ET the day before, as The Inquisitr reported. The good news is that you’ll be able to play as soon as you get a hold of your copy. Just be aware that the digital download versions will not be available to play until 3 a.m. ET on Tuesday.
If you don’t have a console to play Destiny on yet, there are a couple of good options available for you. Sony is offering a white PlayStation 4 bundle for $449.99. Meanwhile, Microsoft announced a promotion to start Sunday in the United States that will offer a free game of your choice with the purchase of any Xbox One console or bundle. And yes, that includes Destiny as an option.
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