Activision and Bungie have teamed up with Hollywood heavy hitters Jon Favreau and Giancarlo Esposito for the new trailer for Destiny.
Destiny is the latest multi-platform shooter from gaming powerhouse Activision (working in collaboration with fellow game manufacturer Bungie) and last night (May 23), the developers behind the game released the kick-ass part live action/part CGI trailer for the much-anticipated video game. The gaming studios even enlisted some Hollywood help for the promo, hiring Jon Favreau to direct, and Giancarlo Esposito as the star of the live segments.
The trailer doesn't feature any game play from the upcoming title, but we are treated to some classic English literature as Breaking Bad's Esposito reads his son Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book before bed, his story intertwining with the CGI clips highlighting the inner workings of the game. The Revelations actor reads aloud from the book, his chosen extracts seemingly reflecting the 'no man is an island' ethos of the game as he narrates; “The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.”
Iron Man director Favreau handled the camera work for the promo
Set in a distant, dystopian future, the trailer greatly hints at what we can expect from the massive multi-player online game, but gives nothing away in regards to the actual game play. With the game itself a coming together of the creators of Halo and Call of Duty though, there doesn't need to be much information revealed to cast any doubt on whether the game will be any good. Whilst the clip features no actual game play footage, it doesn't take anything away from the wonderfully shot promo, that by the end leaves you crying out for more.
Giancarlo Esposito plays a father reading to his son in the promo
The first gameplay footage of Destiny will finally be revealed on June 10th at Sony's E3 press conference, and the trailer doesn't really do much to eleviate the gripping anticipation surrounding the game. Destiny launches on Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One later this year and is one of the major titles to be announced for the next generation of consoles. Activision have already announced the release of a new CoD game for the next gen consoles (Call of Duty Ghosts) and are also working on the PS3/PS4 release Diablo III. One thing looks for sure in the advent of the next gen consoles; Activision wont be suffering too much from the releases.