Silicon Knights charting X-Men: Destiny

Activision teams with Too Human developer on new Marvel-themed, "player choice"-driven title, coming to unspecified consoles in fall 2011.

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Earlier this week, Sega announced its latest use of its Marvel license, saying that it would bring Captain America: Super Soldier to consoles and handhelds next year. That's not the only superhero title to be announced for a 2011 release this week, as Activision confirmed today that it is collaborating with Marvel on X-Men: Destiny.

Activision promises X-Men: Destiny will soon take shape.

Details on X-Men: Destiny remain largely under wraps, with Activision promising a more comprehensive reveal as part of the New York Comic-Con on October 9. However, the publisher did say that the game will arrive on unspecified consoles in fall 2011.

X-Men: Destiny will also be an all-new original property, one with a branching storyline and an emphasis on player choice. In it, players will be cast as a new mutant recruit in Professor Xavier's strike team of superpowered do-gooders. The game will also feature an original storyline written by Mike Carey, who is perhaps best known for his work on Marvel's X-Men: Legacy comic series.

Notably, Activision has tapped independent developer Silicon Knights for development duties on X-Men: Destiny. Though Silicon Knights didn't strike critical success with its Ragnarok-themed action adventure Too Human in 2008, the Dennis Dyack-led Canadian developer won fans with 2004's Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes and 2002's Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem.

Along with today's announcement, Activision launched a teaser site for X-Men: Destiny.

Discussion

51 comments
Human-Pheonix
Human-Pheonix

I'm a huge X-men fan but I think I'll wait for the game to be released and read the reviews before I buy it.

death_dealerK
death_dealerK

its been a while since ive seen just an xman game

KaizerJinn
KaizerJinn

SWEET!... i'll definitely be keeping an eye, ear, etc... out for this game! :)

HawkEye1997
HawkEye1997

Probbably just going to rent it. Most Marvel games don't have any replay value and are pretty short (I'm thinking mostly of the Ultimate Alliance Sereis). I'll have to keep my eye on this game...

fetusfart18
fetusfart18

We'll see about this. You never know with Silicon Knights; it could be amazing, or it could be garbage.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

well sounds interesting and i did love twin snakes although it was just metalgear 1 with metal gear 2's abilities and graphics

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I'll follow it. But Silicon Knights has been not so great this gen so far. Too Human was an epic fail.

jedkonyat
jedkonyat

What is this? force unleashed x-men style? that would be awesome

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

Nice! I have been wondering what they have been up to since the underrated Too Human (Yes I know that it had issues but it was decent for what it was). I can't wait for this, hopefully it brings in a bunch of cash for them so that they can either finish up Too Human or start another Eternal Darkness game.

OldKain
OldKain

slilicon knights are amazing developers both twinsnakes and eternal darkness are 2 of my fav games and they were the ones who made the original blood omen legacy of kain a series iv followed since the beginning,this marval game has alot of promise.

moe3000
moe3000

i loved TOO HUMAN 1 off my fav WESTERN RPG`s thank you very much

DCUltrapro
DCUltrapro

Too Human was awesome, god I wish they'd finish the trilogy, the review on GS was an absolute P1$$ take as it was completely out of order, the game deserved a solid 7.5/8 or so, the fact that it had a new control system obviously baffled the lowsy reviewer and he couldn't handle it, but once you get into Too Human and become used to the controls it is an astoundingly good and compulsive RPG that should definitely be given a sequel. My 2cents

axeman87
axeman87

Silicon Knights + Marvel = PURE WIN! . Smoke you haters!!!

dark_rising76
dark_rising76

As long as it's not an MMO game, this will be great.

dkdk999
dkdk999

i loved too human. You can say you don't like it but no one can deny how badass the game can make you feel. I've played god of war, heavenly sword etc. None of them capture the awsomeness of some of the stuff you can do in too human. Not to mention its coop.

TheZorker
TheZorker

Thank good for the death of Too Human. But I'd have preferred an Eternal Darkness sequel

green_dominator
green_dominator

No sale here, I hated the demo for Too Human so I never bought it and it sounds like I saved money there. Activision doesn't deserve the honor of making more Marvel games...... And another beat 'em up isn't really what I want in a game at the moment..... Honestly I'd like to see what Bioware would come up with if they did a Marvel Superheroes game, I bet it would be epic.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Considering how awful Too Human was, no thanks. Raven software should've gotten it. X-Men Origins was a decent game... more than I can say for the movie. :roll:

Nosnitsttam
Nosnitsttam

i really think too human was a victim of a horrible series of events and should have been shelved to make room for another eternal darkness or another legacy of kain game

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

Too Human was the worst game i have ever played

dRuGGeRnaUt
dRuGGeRnaUt

i REALLY wanted to like too human. And i did play it alot. But they messed that up, MAJORLY. I wouldn't have had such a problem with it, but then the head of Silicon Knights went on record to blame "The gamers for not getting it"... im sorry, but I COMPLETELY GOT your game, but what the game was a buggy, aggrivating(the death sequence ALONE is enough to call it this) and shallow game. I was waiting for YEARS to play this game.. then i didn't like it(it MAJORLY lacked polish), which is fine. But then to condemn ME for not "getting it". BOO I hope they can redeem themselves with this game. Maybe they should release some of the DLC they promised for the too human... oh wait, no one would "get it"

Heartagram_03
Heartagram_03

At first I was stoked to hear a new game from Silcon Knights but as soon as I read Activision. I had a major face palm moment.

ChosenOne489
ChosenOne489

Honestly with the way Silicon Knights designed Too Human I really don't want to even touch this game. Who knows maybe they'll actually make something decent this time. :)

firedrakes
firedrakes

really one of the most stupid dev right now.....

aonekaraoke
aonekaraoke

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IndianaPwns39
IndianaPwns39

@mrzero1982pt2 Yes, Marvel will never let this game go to crap. They never have in the past. With the exception of: Iron Man, Iron Man 2, X-Men: The Official Game, The Incredible Hulk, and many more. I'm just kidding, given that this isn't a movie tie in it has a good chance at being fun. Still... I don't want to support Activision :\

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

the thing is folks, this isnt an activision IP. this isnt like call of duty or guitar hero. marvel owns this franchise, and if they do not like it, you can be rest assured they will step in. look at transformers. hasbro had their hands in every inch of the development of war for cybertron. marvel, even though they are now owned by disney(UGH) would not let this game go to crap. they would rip activision's head off. and disney would come in and buy activision and kick out kotex like lightning

GrimGravy
GrimGravy

Interested until I saw Activison tagged to this....pass.

QtrArt
QtrArt

i hope they make 10 heroes not 3 like before

alabama2561990
alabama2561990

Sounds cool but i wont get my hopes up until the final product is out

Darth_Nater307
Darth_Nater307

At first I was like, "Cool, X-Men." Then I saw Activison, & then I was like, to quote Final Fantasy VII's Cloud Strife, "Not interested."

twoism
twoism

I guess this means the Too Human trilogy is scrapped, sooner or later Silcon Knights will probably only make licensed games based on existing IPs.

ravemaster_866
ravemaster_866

Create a mutant? Iono that would sound kinda cool.

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

Who cares. Activision alone is enough reason not to care, but activsion AND the Too Human devs? That actually sounds offensively bad rather than ignore worthy.

singhellotaku
singhellotaku

silicon knights needs to focus on Legacy of Kain and Eternal Darkness

dingdongding
dingdongding

I hope you get to choose from a selection of mutant powers ,instead of it being chose for you .

Sabrewing
Sabrewing

I find the lack of Eternal Darkness 2 news disturbing.

jmizzal
jmizzal

Sounds great been hoping for a new X-Men game not based on a movie

Barighm
Barighm

Hoping this is an action/RPG. But wait...ACTIVISION ALERT! Don't forget to buy the game used so Kotick doesn't get your money.

Spurner
Spurner

I hope they adopt a wide diversity of characters to interact with. Wolverine and Storm are all well and good, but I'd like to see some of the lesser known X-Men, too.

androflash
androflash

I enjoyed Twin Snakes (one of my favorite games), I enjoyed Too Human and apparently I should have played Eternal Darkness.. Definitely looking forward for this game.

magicaldropking
magicaldropking

dammit Silicon Knights.. listen.. repeat after me.. "Eternal Darkness 2"

Rizion89
Rizion89

Activision is on a roll with its Marvel properties. I hope this turns out great...maybe this will be like Mass Effect and fanboys can finally have a chance to sleep with Emma Frost? Haha.

monson21502
monson21502

wouldnt it be nice to play a good xmen game:(

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

well we know there will be no too human 2. do not let us down silicon knights!

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

ayyee this could be cool, i want more info!!!