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Will Destiny, Smash Bros. and Assassins Creed Make Their Mark?

Bryson Russell, Reporter

We may be only to September in 2014, but the world of gaming continues to give like its Christmas. Three such gifts that will be shortly upon the gaming world are: Destiny, Super Smash Bros. 4 and Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

 

Destiny

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Destiny is an open world game with many RPG (Role Playing) elements and multiplayer/cooperative capabilities. It’s created and developed by the video game developer Bungie.

They are most famous for developing the HALO franchise, which in all has spawned 11 games do date. The first person shooter series has earned $3.4 billion to date and famously made $220 million on the HALO 3’s opening day.

Though Bungie has broken off from Microsoft to create it’s own unique new game, Destiny will still appear on Xbox consoles, such as the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One.

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Bungie’s official Website explains the premise as:

Destiny is set seven hundred years into the future in a post-apocolypic setting following a prosperous period of exploration, peace, and technological advancement known as the Golden Age.  In a universe where humans have spread out and colonized planets in the Solar System, an event known as “the Collapse” saw the mysterious dissolution of these colonies, the end of the Golden Age, and mankind teetering on the brink of extinction.

The only known survivors of the Collapse are those living on Earth, who were saved by “the Traveler,” a white, spherical celestial body whose appearance centuries before had enabled humans to reach the stars. The Traveler now hovers above the last safe city on Earth, and its presence allows the Guardians — the defenders of the City — the ability to wield an unknown power, only referred to as “The Light.”

Upon mankind’s first attempt to repopulate and reconstruct after the Collapse, it is discovered that hostile alien races have occupied mankind’s former colonies and civilizations and are now encroaching upon the City. The player takes on the role of one such Guardian, and is tasked with reviving the Traveler while investigating and destroying the alien threats before humanity is completely wiped out.

Destiny is set to release on current and next generation consoles for Xbox and PlayStation on September 9th, 2014.

 

Super Smash Bros. 4

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This franchise has been repeatedly proven itself since its inception in 1999. This first person fighter series, meaning it’s you versus your opponent in a fight to the death, has expanded yet again to the 4th game.

 

This game allows you to play as some veteran characters from other hit Nintendo games, such as Mario (Mario), Link (The Legend of Zelda), Samus (Metroid), and with some newcomers like Pac-Man (Pac-Man) and Mega Man (Mega Man).

 

Super Smash Bros. 4 Game Play
Super Smash Bros. 4
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Although simple in its idea, the franchise has earned positive review throughout its history. Whether the love of the characters or the primal thought of hand to hand combat, it continues to be popular around the world.

 

Super Smash Bros. 4 is set to release on Nintendo 3DS on October 3rd, 2014 and will release for Wii U during the holidays.

 

Assassin’s Creed Unity

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Since 2007 The Assassin’s Creed franchise has be stabbing and climbing its way to incredible success and acclaim. The latest addition to the franchise will take place during the French Revolution in the streets of Paris.

This one is to be the 19th version of the franchise including mobile apps. This game tries to insert the player into history and show an alternative outcomes based on player performance.

So the player may be able to change the fate of human history.

The Assassin’s Creed games primarily revolve around the rivalry between two ancient secret societies: the Assassins and the Knights Templar. The rest is a mash of historical weapon and fighting styles which has been received as a welcome change to the other games of the market.

Assassin's Creed Unity Game Play
Assassin’s Creed Unity Game Play

 

Assassin’s Creed Unity is to be released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 11, 2014.

 

 

 

These were only three out of several games to still come out this year. There are still many more to come, so keep an eye open for our next set of previews.