X-Men: Destiny gets three character trailers

Here's three new trailers for Silicon Knights' upcoming X-Men: Destiny, each highlighting a different set of X-Gene powers that can be gained by donning the appropriate X-spandex. There's a look at some of the powers for Havok, Emma Frost and Juggernaut, as well as the host of better-known mutants who'll be playing supporting roles in your fledgling superhero's saga.

The Havok X-Gene grants the power to absorb and emit concentrated blasts of ambient cosmic energy, which functionally (appropriately enough for someone called Havok) means physics is your best friend.

Equipping the Emma Frost X-Gene turns you into a more active (not to mention sensibly-dressed) version of Final Fantasy's Shiva – or any other ice-based videogame character you care to name.

Becoming the Juggernaut makes you really, really, really, ridiculously strong and impervious to physical injury, even among superheroes. How you inform people of this power is up to you, though here is a popular suggestion.

These and all manner of other mutant powers will become available to X-Men: Destiny players when the game releases on Sep 27.

Sep 21, 2011


  • Vulneratus - September 22, 2011 2:09 a.m.

    "I'm the JUGGERNAUT BIIITCH!! I'm gonna beat your ass with your own pimp. Where's Chawles?" ...Ahem... also I believe Rubberducky is correct
  • Rubberducky - September 21, 2011 9:58 p.m.

    Isn't Juggernauts power mystical in nature and not mutant? Unless this is the Ultimate universe. Not that I'm a nerd that would know any of this stuff though....
  • jmcgrotty - September 22, 2011 3:58 a.m.

    Yes. You are correct. Cain Marko, when fleeing from his step-brother Charles Xavier, grabbed a ruby that gave him the powers of the Cyttorak. Juggernaut is the second-best character Marvel ever created. Easily. The "Ultimate" universe sucked ostrich balls and should NEVER be mentioned. (unrelated: Holy cow! my ReCaptcha is actually in legible english!)
  • TriforcePlayer - September 21, 2011 6:52 p.m.

    We'll see SK, we will see.
  • Personamanxx - September 21, 2011 6:39 p.m.

    The biggest thing that turns me off of this game as an X-Men is not the fact that we're playing as Brand New characters. It's the fact that it seems like the characters we're playing as won't have unique powers, but instead conglomerates of other Mutant's powers. I like the idea of a new character/s, heck maybe if they're fun enough they can become bonafide canon immigrants into the comics but give the lads and lass of this game they're own unique powers. Or maybe they do... I still don't understand how powers will work in this game... *SIGH* Yeah, it's been said but Emma Frost... Diamond Skin (Or close to it) not Ice. Don't let the name fool you. In fact the Diamond skin is only a recent innovation debuting in Grant Morrison's "New X-Men". She was around exclusively as a Psychic for two decades.
  • mattdark - September 22, 2011 12:47 a.m.

    I agree with this in a way. I think what mainly annoys me is that your stuck with 3 character types (big guy, little guy, girl) instead of being able to create your own character to play as during the game.
  • BladedFalcon - September 21, 2011 3:59 p.m.

    The idea behind this game is cool... But honestly, the game's biggest problem right now is it's presentation. The graphics and character models look fugly and terribly generic, and even with a whole slew of different powers, none really looked truly original and that made you go "wow, awesome!" Worse still, some of the powers, even when supposedly from different heroes looked like palette swaps from the others. So yeah... I love the X-men, and I liked SK's older games, but this one honestly doesn't look like it's gonna rise above the pile of garbage generic x-men titles out there.
  • samsneeze - September 21, 2011 3:25 p.m.

    Havok is cool. Emma Frost isn't an ice based character. I don't know if you were being sarcastic or was misinformed. Juggernaut is cool, I guess. None of the videos showed me anything that made we want to drop any money on it anytime soon.
  • griffinkat - September 21, 2011 6:22 p.m.

    Emma Frost doesn't have ice powers but she does have Crystal power. Where she turns her body into a dimond like substance. which could be mistaken for Ice. speicaly when she's shooting out blueish white energy blasts. SO I could see the mistake made there.
  • Tomgoulter - September 21, 2011 7:11 p.m.

    If Marvel wanted to create a stronger distinction between "Ice attacks" and "Crystal attacks which functionally do the same thing as ice attacks," they should have called her Emma Stone. Thanks for pointing it out though - I agree this should have been phrased better.
  • Personamanxx - September 21, 2011 7:48 p.m.

    She was around for Two decades before she gained the diamond abilities. Like I said Emma Frost was just her birth name, she was a Psychic under the moniker of The White Queen for years before the diamond skin. When she was created... this was never an issue.
  • samsneeze - September 21, 2011 7:45 p.m.

    Which is why I didn't bite the guy's head off about the mistake. I just read it, commented, and moved on.

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