Silicon Knights' X-Men: Destiny - first details

"Tough decisions" and customisable mutants in new game

The first details on Silicon Knights' (Too Human) X-Men Destiny have arrived, via the latest Official Xbox Magazine UK.

Details on the Activision title have been scarce up until now, bar two short trailers, packed with promises but light on the details.


According to OXM's four-page preview, the Eternal Darkness developer is aiming to place a greater focus on the "tough decisions that an average X-Man has to make".

This is exciting for fans, since the game will apparently take place at a time when anti-mutant sentiment is at an all time high, hate crimes are rampant and the X-Men have recently suffered a devastating loss, all of which paves the way for some potentially interesting scenarios.

Players will take control of the child of a "human zealot" who considers mutants to be "nature's greatest mistake", reveals OXM, and have a choice out of three different candidates, each of which have been officially integrated into the X-Men cannon.

Unsurprisingly, X-Men: Destiny will be packed full of recognisable faces including Surge, Quicksilver, Gambit and Magneto.

Meanwhile X-Genes allow players to modify the powers of their own mutant by collecting the genes of other mutants, and "decision moments" are ripe throughout the game, says OXM.

For a deeper look into X-Men: Destiny check out issue 69 of OXM, which also includes new looks at Red Faction: Armageddon, Mortal Kombat and a world-exclusive review of Dead Space 2.

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