Destiny’s new trailer teaches the Law of the Jungle
Don’t ever accuse Bungie of doing anything small. The very first trailer for Destiny has arrived, and it’s a mixture of live action and CGI that is quite simply stunning. IMHO, of course. Read on to see it for yourself.
Revealed earlier today on Bungie’s official website, the trailer was directed by Jon Favreau, and features actor Giancarlo Esposito, who seems to be everywhere these days. In the trailer, three human Guardians (a Titan, a Hunter, and Warlock) take on the evil Fallen on the Moon, and the hulking Cabal on Mars. While the whole thing runs about 1:30, only the first minute or so is actual footage. The rest is just links to other videos and the pre-order page. Check it out below.
I mean… I know I’m a fanboy, but come on. That’s awesome. I especially liked the little details, like seeing the Traveler looming outside the bedroom window. I also liked how the trailer emphasized the need for teamwork. Destiny has been designed from the ground up to be a communal, shared experience amongst friends. No more of that lone wolf stuff, soldier. You part of the pack now. And for those of you who are moaning that there isn’t any wind on the Moon, keep in mind that Bungie’s concept art for the Moon featured swirling dust clouds. Something strange is definitely going on up there, so relax. It’ll all make sense.
We’ll be seeing much more of Destiny on June 10th, when Bungie premieres a substantial amount of gameplay footage for the first time. While some might question why Bungie isn’t taking part in Microsoft’s E3 press event, choosing Sony makes sense. Bungie has spent a decade tied exclusively to the Xbox. Now that they’re back to being a multi-platfrom developer, they have to take this opportunity to re-introduce themselves to the Playstation audience. So simmer down, angry Xbox fans. Bungie still loves you. They just have to go shake a few hands at the neighbor’s party.
Destiny launches later this year on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.