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Updated: The X-Men Have A New Destiny

Today Activision made our collective latent mutant super-powers tingle with delight. Activision and Marvel are bringing the merry band of mutants to consoles in 2011 with X-Men: Destiny.

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From the press release:

A new breed of mutant heroes will invade game consoles next fall in X-Men(TM): Destiny, from Marvel(TM) Entertainment and Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI). The all-new original video game casts players as new mutant recruits in a rich, branching storyline that features a deep element of choice and gives players ultimate control of their destiny. Attendees of New York Comic-Con, which is going on now through October 10, can get a sneak peek of the game in Activision’s booth #1833. In addition, fans can learn more about the original storyline which is being penned by acclaimed Marvel X-Men: Legacy writer Mike Carey, during the Marvel Games Panel on Saturday, October 9, at 10:45 a.m. in Room 1A06.

This could be the Marvel RPG that’s been rumored for a while now. Hopefully it’s not another dungeon crawler like the Ultimate Alliance games. Those have definitely run their course. With the promise of a deep and branching storyline, hopefully Marvel’s race of Homo Superior super-heroes will get the RPG they so rightfully deserve.

So, the only question is, what are you going to name your mutant?

Update: IGN now has the trailer up.

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