Bungie's Destiny: First Artwork, Plot Details Emerge
Written Wednesday, November 28, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Leaked design documents have revealed images and plot details for Bungie’s Destiny.

The first game from the development team that created Halo, Destiny’s art style looks to combine elements of Star Wars, Halo itself, and in one of the character designs, Killzone.

Bungie co-founder Jason Jones confirmed the leak, saying “Destiny is designed for your inner seven year old. We want to make it feel like a mythic adventure.”

The leaked doc reveals Bungie’s intention to "create a universe as deep, tangible and relatable as that of the Star Wars franchise," while the game itself is described as "fun and accessible to all," with "social at its core."

Story details have been outed too. The document says, "Our story begins seven hundred years from now in the Last City on Earth, in a Solar System littered with the ruins of man's Golden Age. 

“A massive, mysterious alien ship hangs overhead like a second Moon. No one knows where it came from or what it's here for, but only that it's our protector. Meanwhile, strange, alien monsters creep in from the edge of the universe, determined to take Earth and the Last City. 

“We are young 'knights' tasked with defending the remains of humanity, discovering the source of these monsters and - eventually - overcoming it."

Following the leak Bungie updated its website, saying "Go ahead. Take a peek. It’s alright. We weren't quite ready, but we will be soon, and we can’t wait to finally show you what we've really been up to.

"Stick around, we haven’t even started yet."

For more on Destiny, click here.

[via IGN]

















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Comment #1 by KuShNsTieN
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 03:56:31 AM
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This looks promising

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Comment #2 by ICGMU12321
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 03:57:48 AM
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Wow, this looks really cool. I that it was going to be an MMO. Does that mean there will be fees to play online, or will having a gold membership cover it? Maybe it will be a F2P MMO? Or maybe its not an MMO at all, thats just what I've heard.

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Comment #4 by SteaL K1LL
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:00:29 AM
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I'm gonna preorder this game when it's up for preordering. I love bungie and want to play some kid type of adventures.

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Comment #5 by LeeBradley [STAFF]
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:03:10 AM
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Death Star-looking things, Dagobah-type places, Tie Fighter-esque pilots, Hoth-like ice environments.

It looks WELL like Star Wars, but still COMPLETELY ACE.

Can't wait to play this one. Excited!

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Comment #7 by Spartan375x
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:06:12 AM
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(wtf my previous comment)The art looks good so far. I can't wait till Bungie shows more!

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Comment #8 by MangledRex
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:06:48 AM
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My body is ready!

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Comment #9 by Reckonis
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:17:38 AM
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I could never get half as into Halo as practically everyone else seems to have, but this does look pretty bloody interesting.

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Comment #10 by kaiyo penguin
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:22:06 AM
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image 11 reminds me a big of megacity from judge dredd (sly stallone one). interesting all the same. one to keep a look out for.

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Comment #11 by Pyro Stick
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:24:13 AM
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This looks pretty awesome.

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Comment #12 by LickableLemons7
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:32:37 AM
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I'm already invested in it. I will support Bungie, no matter what they do. Even though I detest Star Wars.

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Comment #13 by MattCannell91
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:34:19 AM
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Consider my jaw dropped to the floor!

This looks like it has the potential to be something incredible!

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Comment #14 by TheBrute1997
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:34:57 AM
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That actually looks and sounds pretty cool, could never get into Halo.

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Comment #15 by stuhp
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:37:56 AM
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Well, there goes wanting to play Phantasy Star Online 2 lol. BRING ON DESTINY!

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Comment #16 by Social Cancer
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:39:15 AM
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heres hoping Activision wont ruin this

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Comment #17 by Lazy_FAQer
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:41:24 AM
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*is exicted & rejuvenated*

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Comment #18 by Magsec5
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:43:23 AM
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so, it begins

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Comment #19 by Brutalsleeper
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:47:18 AM
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Everything about this seems ace... Except the word social, that word scares me.

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Comment #20 by Lazy_FAQer
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:49:21 AM
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@ #19,

Spoken like a true gamer:p

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Comment #21 by XoNiNjAlEoNoX
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:51:55 AM
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This will be amazing. Bungie will nail it.

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Comment #22 by linktriforce007
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:57:57 AM
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By the way. is a link that requires a username and password. That's not stupid at all when the link is posted in the picture.

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Comment #23 by Nevander
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 04:59:09 AM
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Looks exactly like what George Lucas would have made Star Wars look like if it was being created today and not back in 1977.

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Comment #24 by ChinaPig
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 05:06:45 AM
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I've been playing Bungies games since Myth 1 and it'll be awesome to see a new universe from them, maybe one thats less kid-friendly, no offense to Halo.

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Comment #25 by moocifer
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 05:08:38 AM
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Makes me think of EVE Online and their DUST 514 exclusive on the PS3. Glad the Xbox is getting something even better. :)

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Comment #26 by TransonicPower
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 05:10:15 AM
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So this game has Star Wars stylish storyline, Bungie makes it, space battles, huge open world(?) and it looks so pretty. Count me in!

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Comment #27 by ZzZCrossyZzZ
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 05:11:08 AM
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This looks brilliant! StarWars and Warhammer influences in there, already so excited! :D

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Comment #28 by Sarcastro
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 05:14:52 AM
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Everything looks great, except the part about Bungie developing it. They aren't very good at telling stories in-game.

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Comment #29 by Calib4n
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 05:15:09 AM
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That Activision logo has me scared shitless for that game. Time will tell.

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Comment #30 by D00MSMAN
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 05:39:53 AM
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After Reach, I was kind of on the fence about them, but this has restored my faith in Bungie. Hope this turns out well. :D

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Comment #31 by Rusty Nail zh
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 05:42:32 AM
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Looks like a mix of Lost Planet, Avatar and Star Wars. Could be interesting.....let's see...

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Comment #32 by Vindicator51
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 05:44:49 AM
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One thing gives me very bad vibes about the game. "social at its core."

I'll be watching this, from a long distance.

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Comment #33 by RDWatson16
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 05:47:16 AM
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hope they include co-op campaign as that would make this a day 1 for me

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Comment #34 by Majica8
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 05:48:57 AM
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Recently changed my opinion on Halo (from not liking it to finding it's actually rather damn good) but this doesn't interest me at all. Nothing exciting imo.

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Comment #35 by SeraphTC
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 06:00:31 AM
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Not convinced. Nice concept art. Worried about the 'social at it's core' statement - does that mean 'mmo' or 'borderlands'? The former, well, meh. The latter could be interesting.

The other thing that worries me is that imho, so far Bungie have proved they can create a universe and compelling stories, but quite honestly I don't think the games have lived up to the background. The story has always been good, but the actual gameplay has seemed very simplistic and repetitive (again, just my opinion).

I hope that's something they work on this time around.

Great company though - lots of respect for them. There's that number 7 thing again....

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Comment #36 by leeroy1975
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 06:05:17 AM
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That's no moon.

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Comment #37 by Akatsuki Sensor
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 06:17:25 AM
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@17 - What do yanks have to do with it? O_O

OT - Bungie, you will one day rule the world. I BELIEVE IN YOU! :D

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Comment #38 by SydLosttarot
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 06:43:59 AM
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A bunch of Boba (or Jango...I guess) Fetts with the Force? Groovy. Aces and nines except for social unless it's like BL. Don't go the MMO route. Otherwise woot!

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Comment #39 by Lazy_FAQer
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 06:49:06 AM
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Nothing... I just needed a expletive-based exclamation & that was the first one to pop into my head:)

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Comment #40 by alex3manu
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 06:59:25 AM
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As long as there is a really good character creation and a good quest story-line, i'll happily give it the chance it deserves :P

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Comment #41 by EngagedMetal7
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 07:54:18 AM
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Naoaw if only it had a 1.2 billion dollar budget...
This actually looks amazing, but Bungie and Activision??? I guess it's a blue moon :(

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Comment #42 by BiggD
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 08:31:50 AM
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This sounds sweet! Not too thrilled about Activision being the publisher and Destiny is a weak game name, but fuck my opinions, this game will be good as long as Joseph Staten (if he's still with them) writes a good script.

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Comment #43 by The Kingslayer
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 08:42:31 AM
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Funny I was thinking the other day we must be due some news on Bungie's next game.

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Comment #44 by BullZeye
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 09:26:02 AM
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Looks awesome, but as several comments have already mentioned the "Social" part sounds kinda strange.
Anyway, can't wait to find out more about this, the way they describe it sounds like a mix of MMO and FPS.
Also looking forward to hearing the score, it is bungie after all so it's Martin O'Donnell composing.

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Comment #45 by cheevo360
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 09:59:21 AM
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Wow look lovely artwork screenshots. I hope Activision give Bungie time and doing their best. I just wish and wish Bungie isn't one of studios in future will be closing down like many Activision's own studios.

I hope Destiny sale well because then we can see more of Bungie's future titles. :)

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Comment #46 by secretkaos187
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 10:31:17 AM
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This looks Awesome!

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Comment #47 by daardu
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 10:53:18 AM
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I'm bungie's loyal customer.

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Comment #48 by Ghosty McGoo
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 11:07:29 AM
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The only thing wrong with this is Activision.

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Comment #49 by roza
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 11:34:50 AM
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This looks pretty dec- "Activision."

No thanks.... I don't like spending £50 on a game

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Comment #50 by Majica8
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 11:50:34 AM
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Oh god, I didn't even notice the Activision logo. Instant no from me then. They will find a way to ruin it, even though I still don't think it looks that good to begin with.

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Comment #51 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 11:52:20 AM
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This looks awesome, might even turn HALO to shame if done right. I think Activision has another winner no their hands. Glad to see haters are ever present=)

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Comment #52 by asilent boom
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 12:37:20 PM
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Normally, I'd agree with those complaining about Activision logo, but they are only publishing the game. Bungie owns the IP and it's their game.

I like what I see, but I'll wait for some gameplay first before I get excited.

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Comment #53 by Lord Montymort
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 12:51:31 PM
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It's Bungie, I was already sold when they said they where making a new game, but these images look awesome, and it sounds like a really cool idea, can't wait for this.

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Comment #54 by Phantomzero17
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 01:05:23 PM
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@28 Well they don't offer you the whole picture on a silver platter if that's what you mean. You have to do some digging or pull information from the environment.

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Comment #55 by thenewpeter
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 01:23:04 PM
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I'll sit and wait, concept art is nice and all, I see concept art work all of the time atm, but it isn't the final product. I'll wait until there are trailer release's to begin properly judging.

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Comment #56 by armylifer94
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 01:39:14 PM
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This has my interest peaked to say the least. Keeping eyes and ears open for more info as its becomes available. The art does look awesome, lets hope the finished product is even better.

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Comment #57 by Epilogue of Euphoria
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 02:54:07 PM
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Looks and sounds amazing!

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Comment #58 by BlO0DJUNKi3
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 03:42:31 PM
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Yes! Consider it purchased.

Now to wait and see which version I'll buy. They're saying it'll come out in fall 2013 when the next gen drops. Whether or not I buy the next gen system is up to Microsoft.

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Comment #59 by Polygon Pirate
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 03:43:04 PM
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Wow, cannot wait.
Will buy on the next gen Xbox, which will be called Xbox Infinity?


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Comment #60 by AscendingSnow
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 05:22:51 PM
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Anyone else think that alien sphere looks like Cocoon from Final Fantasy XIII?

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Comment #61 by Snooch2theBooch
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 10:38:08 PM
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I'm not sure if this'll live up to Halo...but to be fair that, IMO, would be pretty high expectations (Halo 2 remains, to this day, one of my all-time favorite games)

However it looks awesome...definitely picking this up day 1

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