X-Men™ Destiny is available today at retail stores nationwide, and Marvel Entertainment’s newest iteration of the super hero franchise places gamers into the role of a young mutant just discovering their powers. The choices they make, along with the alliances they forge, will determine which side of the mutant cause will reign supreme. X-Men Destiny gives players three all-new playable mutants and an original story penned by acclaimed Marvel writer Mike Carey, delivering an action-RPG experience where players have ultimate customization of their mutant’s powers, development and destiny.
X-Men Destiny for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and Wii™ was developed by Silicon Knights, while the Nintendo DS™ version of the game was developed by Other Ocean. The games are published by Activision and carry ESRB ratings of T for Teen and E10+ (DS version).
“For the first time ever, gamers can play as a new Marvel mutant and make the key decisions that lead to their siding with either the X-Men or Brotherhood,” said David Oxford, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Activision Publishing, Inc. “The opportunity to play out X-Men Destiny’s branching story arcs as three all-new characters provides a unique way of experiencing the X-Men Universe — one that we think fans are going to love.”
“A great story delivered by Mike Carey, coupled with a game landscape that allows players to make key decisions that shape their journey, is a combination we’re really excited about and think fans of the Marvel Universe will be as well,” said TQ Jefferson, Vice President of Games Production, Marvel Entertainment.
Fighting alongside and against some of Marvel’s greatest X-Men characters, including Magneto, Cyclops, Wolverine and Gambit, gamers will evolve their mutant skills through X-Men Destiny’s upgrade system, allowing them to mix and match X-Genes and abilities from various X-Men and Brotherhood characters such as Iceman’s freeze powers and Emma Frost’s diamond skin.
X-Men Destiny’s three new mutants — Grant Alexander, Aimi Yoshida and Adrian Luca — are brought to life by the voices of some of young Hollywood’s most popular talent: Heroes icon Milo Ventimiglia, Sucker Punch and The Hangover Part II actress Jamie Chung, and Friday Night Lights star Scott Porter.