A selection of concept art images from Destiny – the first post-Halo project from developer Bungie – have been leaked to IGN. You can see the images in the gallery above.
The artwork was supplied along with a document offering the following plot synopsis:
“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.”
Elsewhere in the document, IGN reports Destiny is described as ‘fun and accessible to all’ and aims to ‘create a universe as deep, tangible and relatable as that of the Star Wars franchise’.
Bungie has since confirmed the art and story details are authentic, and ‘had been prepared by an advertising agency and represent an outside look at Destiny’s plot, key values and more’. A page on Bungie.net responds to the leak with a simple ‘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’.
This is the second leak in recent weeks to offer details on Destiny – earlier in the month Kotaku reported information which was poorly hidden on the blog of an online infrastructure firm who had been given early access to the Bungie project.