As E3 gets ever closer, the guys over at Bungie are preparing to show more off about Destiny, their brand new sci fi shooter coming to Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. More will be revealed at Sony’s E3 press conference on Monday 9th of June but in the meantime, Bungie unveils more about the universe you will be playing in as you progress through Destiny.
The universe of Destiny includes the Moon, Mars and Venus as well as Earth, the home of the last safe city.
The ruins of the cosmodrome (inspired by the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan) was an important place during the Golden Age of outer space exploration – the original launch site for the Russian space program and, later, the launch site for colony ships during the Golden Age. Old Russia is marked by burnt, skyward steppes, surrounded by a massive, decrepit wall, and invested with Fallen and Hive.
Emblematic of evil, darkness, strength and unknowable power, the moon lies in an area marked as a forbidden zone by earlier Guardians, who have visited the place only to find power enemy inhabitants, known as the Hive. Nesting in the Moon’s proximity, they have begun an invasion of Earth. Like many other planets and moons in Destiny, the ruins of humanity’s Golden Age can be found on the surface, as well as alien structures inhabited by enemy species. The Moon is classified by The City as a “Forbidden Zone”, as early exploration attempts had proven too dangerous.
Used to be a scientific research facility during the Golden Age – a paradise, once home to a human scientific research settlement. Now, it is a monument to all we have lost. The old stories say we built an academy dedicated to learning and research on the shore of a wondrous sea, and that the water themselves boiled up and rose to shatter the coast, washing away all that we had built. Now there lies a tower called the Vex Citadel that enemies called The Vex defend heavily.
What little we know of Mars may as well be a myth. We built a massive metropolis in the rest dust. The Darkness swept nearly all of it away; the sand itself claimed the rest. No one knows what remains of our lost age, now buired beneath the dunes. Both the Cabal and Vex stake claim, causing a dispute between them.
During the Golden Age, Mars was home to a populated human metropolis, a massive city that now lues buried beneath the planet’s red dust, with only the peaks of its tallest skyscrapers poking out of the dunes as evidence that it ever existed. Guardians can now climb into those skyscrapers from their upper levels and venture into the depths below to discover what items and enemies may lie below the surface.
Again, stay tuned for Sony’s E3 press conference for more information on Destiny.