Destiny gameplay reveal at E3

CGI/live-action trailer for Bungie's new shared-world shooter featuring Breaking Bad star and directed by Jon Favreau teases gameplay reveal during Sony's media briefing next month.

Bungie will provide the "worldwide gameplay reveal" for its new shooter Destiny during Sony's 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo media briefing on June 10, the developer said today.

The news came at the end of an all-new CGI/live-action trailer for the game (below) released today. The video features Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito reading a passage from Rudyard Kipling's "The Second Jungle Book" intercut with CG footage from Destiny.

"Now this is the law of the jungle, as old and as true as the sky. And the wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the wolf that shall break it must die," reads the passage. "As the creeper that girdles the tree trunk, the law runneth forward and back; for the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack."

According to Variety, the short was directed by Iron and Elf director Jon Favreau and produced by advertising company 72andSunny. Visual effects were handled by Digital Domain, the prolific Hollywood production company founded by Titanic director James Cameron.

The Destiny trailer will air during Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference Finals on May 25. Destiny launches next year for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Definitely gonna need a game to play with my friends on PS4. Looking forward to seeing how this is coming along.

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

This is something I'm really looking forward to

debryson
debryson

For Sony??!! WTF?? Has MS truly burned all their bridges?

wexorian
wexorian

waiting for gameplay Traielers are delusive especially for FPS

CaptWaffle
CaptWaffle

A couple of reasons why I'm actually expecting this to be pretty good....

Think what you want about Halo, but with the Halo series under Bungie's belt, you at least know that combat won't be the weak link with Destiny....and it doesn't seem like it's really an "MMO" in the true sense.... the way I understand it it's like while you're traveling from Point A to Point B you can choose to either help or ignore a fellow online player that is engaged in combat or a mission... and reap some benefits if you do choose to help.  The story itself is interesting enough to where I'm looking forward to where they take it.

Hurvl
Hurvl

I'm all for fancy cinematic trailers, they're great to watch and always entertaining, even for games I'm not very interested in, but trailers and actual gameplay seem to be difficult to combine for some reason. Even screenshots taken in-game are sometimes withheld until it's almost time for release. It's like those 80's-90's game boxes with really cool cover art, which the actual game looks nothing alike. We're playing the actual game, not the cover art or cinematic trailers, so why don't they show that. Well, I can think of some reasons, but none that are justifiable.

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

Games looks good so far. Hoping for a good presentation at E3.

bmart970
bmart970

This is something I'm looking forward to.

skayj2
skayj2

This game has definitely piqued my interest.

Though I am wary of the fact that Activision have taken a part in this :/

GOGOHeadray
GOGOHeadray

Hope its good because after dust 514 im sort of jaded.

Sam_021
Sam_021

I like it :D, seems fun to play with mates?

Tychobrahi
Tychobrahi

It's interesting to note that Bungie had really peaked early in terms of innovation. The "Marathon" series multiplayer modes were the real genesis to the Halo games to the point that even 343 hasn't tampered with the set template. They have learned to churn out games by simply improving the quality of the game but haven't shown any new evolution in terms of gameplay. I'm interested in seeing how DESTINY intends to address that. If it plays like another Halo with cosmetic changes, then its really unfortunate. If it aspires to do something unique leaving the halo legacy behind, then count me in.

Shango4
Shango4

Please let this be on the wii u.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

Wonder why Bungie is giving Sony all the attention when it comes to Destiny trailers, reveals and announcements.

Perhaps it's because they resent Microsoft, in a way. Microsoft wanted Bungie to keep making Halo games forever. Of course that may not be true because Destiny is still being released for 360 and X1.

cboye18
cboye18

I'm sorry Bungie but im quite sick of playing any FPS nowadays; story and the world does look great though.

Shango4
Shango4

Man M$ really pissed of bungie cant wait to play on my ps4.

ps i bet there going to fuck up the xbox version.

TheGovenor
TheGovenor

I hope this game lives up to the hype. 

Shoutous to Gustavo Fring!

Gordon_Shock
Gordon_Shock

"worldwide gameplay reveal"...what's to show anyway, it's just another shooter.

detx8
detx8

@carolino One's a VCR and the other is a flatbed scanner with vents...WTF is going on?!

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@debryson Bungie are third party now, but I found that point interesting too. The console I have chosen to go with looks the better option day after day. With Sony aiming to make the architecture of PS4 one of the most exccessable ever for devs, could we be seeing a role reversal for the third party fav?

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

@Hurvl Becuase then they can't sucker people into buying their crappy game.  When they realize it isn't anything like the screenshots or box art it's way too late.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@Tychobrahi If it has the exact same style of combat as Halo I won't mind, but I doubt the game itself will be all that Halo unless in an alternate universe/timeline a free roam Halo exists.

Kraken422
Kraken422

@Tychobrahi Marathon was also the first game to use WASD, now that's pretty impressive when you think about it.

slicedbread117
slicedbread117

@Spartan_418 

Yeah I think it's less that Bungie resents MS, and more that they had 10 years in the MS spotlight and now want people to know that they're dedicated to Sony as well. 

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

Same here. Always was a Xbox fan first but Im really surprised in the direction ms chose to take with the Xbox this time and sadly disappointed... The whole charging basically a rent fee to play your game at a friends house is complete bullshit

slicedbread117
slicedbread117

@Gordon_Shock 

Remember what Bungie did with their last original IP? Yeah lets wait until we call it "just another shooter".

christrules0041
christrules0041

@detx8 @carolino Since it's more powerful hardware it needs to be bigger so heat can spread plus they need more vents/a bigger fan to keep the system cooled. Don't want another RROD now. That would suck...

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

This sounds like your typical fatty rant comment... I will be buying this game along with millions of others fat boy...Game looks awesome bungie.

justinka777
justinka777

@Kraken422 @Tychobrahi it also was the first(I think) to use vertical aiming in FPS.

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

Yea maybe so. Ps4 is looking like its gonna be coming out strong for the gamers this time around... Always owned both consoles but ps4 is gonna be the first next gen console I buy this time. I'm also really interested in capcoms deep down or whatever is called

skayj2
skayj2

@slicedbread117 @Gordon_Shock The Halo series is probably one of the primary reasons this whole "just another shooter" attitude even started.

Halo was just as rehashed and milked as CoD was.

Only Bungie had the courtesy to let the series die.

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

Lol you are a fatty... I'm sorry bro

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

@DrizztDark Such hostility, your mommy hasn't gotten around to teaching you manners yet little boy?

justinka777
justinka777

lol now that I think about it I remember a long time ago showing it to a friend of mine and he was so impressed that I could aim up and down unlike his stupid doom game.

pvspartan36
pvspartan36

@skayj2 @slicedbread117 @Gordon_Shock If you think about it though, Halo actually stopped itself from becoming "just another shooter", at least under Bungie's watch. We see far more modern military shooters these days than sci-fi shooters. And while everyone else was hopping on the CoD-style multiplayer bandwagon, Halo stuck to its formula. No unnecessary sprinting, no half-second kills. You still had to find weapons on the map rather than spawning with them in a custom class. It still had significant amounts of vehicle combat. Halo basically differentiated itself from everyone else simply by staying the course and not following everyone else.

Of course, 343 then took over and did away with a lot of that and put more emphasis on the CoD-style elements, but that's a whole different discussion.