Destiny unveils the Shrike personal transport

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You’re a busy guy. And the universe is crammed with competition in Destiny, as plenty of players are itching to get their hands on some of the exotic weapons and guns that litter our cosmos. You’re going to need some wheels pal! Or more specifically, some fancy-pants hovering speed engines.

Over on the Bungie site, the studio announced the Shrike, with art lead Tom Doyle describing the vehicle as follows:

If you are a knight of the City, this is your steed.

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Hi-yo Silver! Tying in to the details of Destiny having a rather large number of locales with which to shoot anything and anyone, Bungie added “The world of Destiny is an immense frontier. Your missions as a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth will cover a lot of ground.

To propel you from one location to the next, no matter which destination you’re fighting to recapture, there is the Shrike.

It swallows the landscape like a bird of prey with an insatiable appetite for scenery; be it the crimson dunes of Mars, the lush jungles of Venus, the dusty craters of the Moon, or the rusted wastes of our own homeworld.

Man, I wish car salesmen would pitch vehicles with those words. Shrikes can be summoned in the game world, are as you’d expect, speedy methods of getting from Point A to Point B. They can turbo-boost for even more speed to the max, and can be cosmetically upgraded.

Plus they have nothing to do with the speeder bikes from the Star Wars movies. Nope, none at all.

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  • Brian Murphy
    • Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

      He looks sad because he can’t cross the bridge.

      • Brian Murphy

        Without ruining the books the Shrike “is a menacing and immensely powerful creature of uncertain origin and motives which appears throughout the narrative, often in a seemingly antagonistic role. It is known for impaling people on a massive tree made of metal, whose branches are massive thorns. It is named after the “Shrike” bird which impales insects and small animals on the thorns of a tree.”

        It can change its weight from near weightlessness to any mass, can exist outside time, and it’s generally known that if you see him, you’re about to die, or worse, get stuck on the Tree. The Hyperion Cantos is a great series ;)

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  • Kromas

    I smell a lawsuit coming.

    • Brian Murphy

      We’ll see if Disney is as litigious as Lucas, in this regard.

      • Kromas

        Since everyone is suing everyone else on trivial things like the letter “E” I can only imagine.

        • Brian Murphy

          As crazy as it sounds, I’m not sure there’s anyone out there as litigious as Lucas was over Star Wars, though I’m sure Apple is pretty high up on the list. FFS they successfully argued a patent involving rounded edges on a phone….dafuq??!?!

    • ToshZA

      Its different enough though. If Disney sue over this, then this world truly is lost.

    • ToshZA

      Its different enough though. If Disney sue over this, then this world truly is lost.

      • Brian Murphy

        Justin Bieber actually makes money, clearly the world was lost long ago ;)

        • ToshZA

          You sir, have a point.

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      Nah. Hover type speeders have been around for years before this. Doubt Disney would sue over this. The similarities aren’t enough to cause confusion or anything

    • Rock789

      Is this the “America” speeder? :)

  • Hammersteyn

    “If you are a knight of the City, this is your steed” What if your a troll under the bridge?

    • FlyingFox

      Then you’ve only got your shortsword to keep you company.

      • Hammersteyn

        LOL!

  • Rock789

    I can’t wait to get stuck into Destiny. I just have this feeling it’s gonna be brilliant and absolutely epic in scale! Where do I sign up?! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/panthisza Alex PsyChoPanthis

    My ps4 is ready… bring on the beta :D so bloody keen for this game its cray cray

    • Hammersteyn

      Same here, would love to see what all the fuss is about.

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