Leaked concept art and details from Bungie's next game, Destiny, were posted by IGN and confirmed by Bungie today! Bungie's follow-up to the "Halo" franchise is described as follows in a document that was prepared by an advertising agency:
Our story begins seven hundred years from now in the Last City on Earth, in a Solar System littered with the ruins of man’s Golden Age. A massive, mysterious alien ship hangs overhead like a second Moon. No one knows where it came from or what it’s here for, but only that it’s our protector. Meanwhile, strange, alien monsters creep in from the edge of the universe, determined to take Earth and the Last City. We are young ‘knights’ tasked with defending the remains of humanity, discovering the source of these monsters and – eventually – overcoming it.”
They add that the alien ship is referred to as "the Traveler" and that Destiny is being designed "to create a universe as deep, tangible and relatable as that of the Star Wars franchise.” A quote from Bungie co-founder Jason Jones says "'Destiny' is designed for your inner seven year old. We want to make it feel like a mythic adventure."
You can check out some of the concept art below:
After the news was posted, Bungie confirmed it by posting the following statement and image on their website. You can click the image for a bigger version!
"Go ahead. Take a peek. It’s alright. We weren't quite ready, but we will be soon, and we can’t wait to finally show you what we've really been up to.