On September 27th, 2011, Activision and developer Silicon Knights will launch X-Men Destiny for the Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo Wii and DS. To celebrate the game’s impending release, we’ve compiled a few video featurettes with the voice cast of the title, as well as developer Silicon Knights and Stan Lee, talking about the project and what it means to once again tackle the beloved Children of the Atom in video game form.
For anyone that doesn’t know, X-Men Destiny picks up after Professor X is dead. The X-Men have moved from upstate New York to San Francisco, California, but are still finding adjusting to their new living situation difficult. In a nutshell, the world is still fearful of mutants, who are considered “Homo Superior.”
In X-Men Destiny, players choose to play as one of three mutants at the game’s offset. Players can choose to play as Aimi Yoshida (voiced by Jamie Chung), Grant Alexander (voiced by Milo Ventimiglia) or Adrian Luca (voiced by Scott Porter). Over the course of the game, players are encouraged to mold their character around their specific play-style, allowing them to apply perks and abilities to their mutant as they see fit. You even have to make the hard moral choices of the course of the game’s story, which will push you towards joining the X-Men, or siding with those who embraced mutants’ superior qualities, the Brotherhood of Mutants.
To explain X-Men Destiny in more detail, here is a behind-the-scenes video with developer Silicon Knights discussing the title.
But where would the X-Men be without their creator, Stan Lee? The answer to that question: nowhere. In this special video feature, Stan Lee joins Silicon Knights to discuss what X-Men Destiny accomplishes for the X-Men franchise as a whole and how Mr. Lee never thought he'd see these creations remain popular roughly 50 years after their inception. Silicon Knights also dishes on which faction of the fight they would personally join — X-Men or Brotherhood.
The voice cast of X-Men Destiny also has a lot to say about the game, which is a unique experience for all of them due to how interactive this game actually is. The entire game is about choice, which means that the voice talent for X-Men Destiny has to record a ton of dialogue to fit any given choice the player could make over the course of the title. Without saying much more, and leaving most of the talking up to the actual actors, here’s some behind-the-scenes videos featuring Jamie Chung, Milo Ventimiglia and Scott Porter talking about their various characters and what it’s like to approach a project like this.
Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch, Hangover Part II)
Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes, Rocky Balboa)
Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights, The Good Wife)
X-Men Destiny releases on September 27th, 2011 for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and Nintendo DS. It’s been quite a while since we’ve had a fully-fledged X-Men title. With the talent involved, X-Men Destiny has a fighting chance to return the merry mutants to a place of prominence within the realm of gaming.
Full Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Activision.