Following a significant update to the game’s official website, Destiny developer Bungie has also released a number of new screenshots and trailers for the highly anticipated shooter. Naturally, these new goodies include a wealth of information about the game so hit the jump for a full breakdown.
The game’s action will take place across four locations, namely Earth, the moon, Venus, and Mars, and a new description of the in-game location of Venus has been released:
“Venus was once the site of great discovery – a paradise. Now, it is a monument to all that 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 waters themselves boiled and rose up to shatter the coast, washing away all that we had built.”
A number of beautiful screenshots were released to show off these various locations, some of which can be viewed below. Click for bigger.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the playable classes for the game have been detailed. Considering how cagey Bungie has been with regards to the action role-playing and MMO elements of the game, the description of the various class types is particularly interesting.
“Warlocks have long studied the Traveler, mastering some of its arcane energies. Its true purpose still remains a great mystery, but discovering truth has always driven you into the unknown. Now, our enemies stand between you and your greatest discovery – the secrets of the Golden Age.”
“The first Titans built the Wall, and bravely gave their lives to defend it. Now, you stand in the same place, steadfast and sure. Our enemies are deadly and merciless, but so are you. You hail from a line of legendary heroes and your strength and skill will be needed to shatter their ranks.”
“Hunters once prowled the wilderness and wastelands, taking big risks for even bigger rewards. Making your own luck has always meant bending the rules. But you are no outlaw, at least, not anymore, and your unique brand of daring and ingenuity will be needed now more than ever.”
Bungie has indicated it is in the final stages of development for Destiny, which will release for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on September 9th.