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Silicon Knights, Activision Developing  X-Men: Destiny

Silicon Knights, Activision Developing X-Men: Destiny

October 7, 2010 | By Eric Caoili

October 7, 2010 | By Eric Caoili
More: Console/PC

Activision and Marvel Entertainment have teamed up to create X-Men: Destiny, a new game based on the comic book mutant heroes and developed by Too Human studio Silicon Knights.

Though Activision hasn't announced which platforms Destiny will appear on or what genre the game will be, the publisher revealed that the title will ship for multiple consoles next fall. It's also disclosed that Mike Carey -- writer for graphic novels like The Unwritten, Hellblazer, and X-Men: Legacy -- will pen Destiny's storyline.

A teaser trailer for Destiny posted on IGN revealed silhouettes of staple X-Men characters like Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Cyclops, and Magneto. Activision adds that the game "casts players as new mutant recruits in a rich, branching storyline that features a deep element of choice and gives players ultimate control of their destiny. "

Silicon Knights has been quiet since it released Too Human for Xbox 360 in August 2008. Several months ago, the Denis Dyack-led studio received a grant for nearly $4 million from the Canadian government, which it planned to spend on hiring 65 new employees who would help build a "top tier" title over the next two to five years.

This is the second video game based on a Marvel Entertainment property announced this week -- two days ago, Sega revealed Captain America: Super Soldier, a third-person action adventure title releasing for Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, Wii, and Nintendo DS next year. Next Level Games (Punch Out!!) is working on the PS3 and Xbox 360 editions.

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