March 29, 2013 at 7:35 PM ET
"Halo" creator Bungie has been sparing with details on the gameplay of its next big project, "Destiny," but liberal with concept art. The veil was lifted a little further Friday with the release of a video showing characters making the jump from concept to in-game model.
The video was shown at Bungie's panel at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. While it doesn't contain any actual gameplay, there's plenty of info to be extracted from the character models and animations.
For instance, the "Cabal" fighters are heavily armored and likely fill the role of tank. The three classes shown at the end — Titan, Warlock, and Hunter — fit neatly into the "warrior, wizard, rogue" archetypes already in place in thousands of games.
Sharp-eyed viewers will identify several influences, from "Warhammer 40K" and "Star Wars" to manga like "Appleseed" to, of course, Bungie's previous games. A batch of concept art was also released, which Kotaku has kindly collected here.
More substantial information about the game itself will likely be given out at E3 in June.
Devin Coldewey is a contributing writer for NBC News Digital. His personal website is coldewey.cc.