'X-Men: Destiny' Game Getting Written By Mike Carey

X-Men Destiny

Just in time for New York Comic Con this week, Activision has named their next X-Men video game, and it's going to be called "X-Men: Destiny." Though a few mutants are expected to show up in next year's "Marvel vs. Capcom 3," they've largely taken a backseat to Spider-Man, Thor and Iron Man since "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and "Ultimate Alliance 2" came out.

Comic book writer Mike Carey will handle the story for "Destiny," according to a press release today. The announcement states that players will take on the roles of "new mutant recruits," which may mean young, freshman versions of existing characters or new X-Men concepts altogether (though the last time Marvel tried that whole new character concepts for games thing in "Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects," it didn't turn out so hot).

The game's limited description doesn't say anything about the X-universe character Destiny who's previously been associated with Mystique and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. It could just be a coincidence that Activision chose the name, but she's been mentioned in Marvel games before, so my gut reaction would be to assume she's involved in the story somehow. I mean, you wouldn't call a Spider-Man game "Spider-Man: Venom" without including his arch-nemesis in there somehow.

If you happen to be in New York for Comic Con this weekend, it sounds like Activision will be showing off a trailer for "Destiny," so stop by their booth and check it out if it's something you're interested in.

What do you want to see in the "X-Men: Destiny"? Are there any changes Activision should integrate based on your experiences with the Legends series? Share your suggestions with us in the comment section below.