DESTINY Trailer Reveals Moon-Based Villains, Beta Details

Credit: Bungie, Activision

It's time to take your journey to The Moon, for there your Destiny lies.

In an all-new gameplay trailer from Bungie and Activision, the Hive are revealed, one of the alien races who are harrowing whats left of the Earth and the people trying to protect it. They come from deep within Earth's Moon, and as the name implies, are an insectoid race.

Along with the trailer, and a large new set of concept art and screenshots found here , Activision announced plans for the Beta for Destiny, which will start in the slightly nebulous "early 2014." In game publisher speak, that most likely means first quarter, or January-March, which again should place the full release into quarter two, April-June. That's all conjecture based on prior releases, but a solid educated guess based on typical release schedules. Officially, all Activision has said is "2014" for the much-anticipated game.

Click here for a full international list of retailers who are participating in the Beta code giveawy, then head to to register using the nine-digit code on your receipt. If you've already pre-ordered before today, October 1, 2013, have no fear: you're already in for the beta and will get your code.

Activision's CEO is excited about the new venture with Bungie, saying, "Destiny is not only a great action game but also the next great entertainment property." He calls the Destiny beta "colossal" and says it "will set a new bar for the next generation of games.  Fans have a lot to look forward to in 2014."

Check out the trailer below, the new art and screens at the link, and get your pre-order in now.

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