X-Men is one of Marvel Comic’s most popular creations.
Alongside the comics, X-Men has five feature films, numerous TV shows and a variety of video games under its belt. And yet while Wolverine got his own game in 2009 and the mutants cropped up in this years Marvel vs Capcom 3, the characters have not all been together in a game since 2006’s X-Men: The Official Game.
Enter Activision’s X-Men: Destiny, an new mutant adventure from Silicon Knights, the studio behind Eternal Darkness and Too Human.
The story, written by X-Men: Legacy comic writer Mike Carey, takes place after the death of Professor X and is set in a San Francisco divided into mutant and human zones due to the ongoing conflict between the two.
Players will take on the role of one of three mutants, Aimi Yoshida, Adrian Luca or Grant Alexander. With each only recently discovering their powers, they find themselves having to choose their allies and enemies. Either they will follow the path of the X-Men or join the beligerant Brotherhood of Mutants.
Fans will recognise a whole host of familiar characters throughout the game, including the likes of the Juggernaut, Cyclops, Magneto, Mystique and Wolverine.
Players can even collect X-Genes, which will lend them a power from an established member of the X-Men universe.
The game also features a few famous actors who have lent their voices to the X-Men, such as Milo Ventimiglia from TV series Heroes.
With abilities such as shadow matter and density control to play with, as well as the freedom to choose friends and foes from among the most popular X-Men, Destiny is set to be an exciting addition to the Marvel family.