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Activision and Bungie Woo Gamers with Destiny

The game, called Destiny, is an evolution of the first-person action genre that brings gamers together in a shared, persistent world. The result of a collaboration between video game companies Activision and Bungie, Destiny combines first-person action gaming with online world.

According to Activision, Destiny delivers a unique social gaming experience to consoles by offering players a connected, living world that they can explore, combined with vibrant social spaces where they can congregate and celebrate achievements, and share adventures grouped with friends or solo.

“Bungie defined first-person action games over a decade ago with Halo, and with Destiny they will evolve the genre once again,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing.

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Set in the distant future, Destiny casts players as Guardians of the last city on Earth, who will traverse the ancient ruins of our solar system from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus.

Able to wield incredible power, players must battle humanity’s enemies and reclaim all that was lost during the collapse of mankind’s Golden Age. In a story-driven universe, Destiny’s saga unfolds through grand tales and sweeping adventures by immersing gamers in a bold new world filled with cooperative, competitive, public, and social activities, all seamlessly connected.

Bungie’s new next-generation game engine will allow Destiny to come to life on both the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, as well as other future console platforms.

Activision said that although Bungie’s amazing new world was revealed Monday, Feb. 18, Activision has not included the launch in its 2013 outlook.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

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