Contrary to popular belief, Mars isn’t just a red rock populated by little more than swirling dust – it’s actually the home to a bunch of intergalactic space battles, as evidenced by these brand new Destiny screenshots. Deployed earlier today in order to accompany this week’s much smaller set, the images focus on the abovementioned crimson comet, as well as some violent skirmishes on Venus.

Bungie’s next generation first-person shooter is still some months away from its September release, but the developer has promised a beta at some point in the Spring. With sales of Call of Duty: Ghosts proving slightly disappointing, publisher Activision will be counting on this to be a colossal hit. Do you think that it's got the chops? Throw your thoughts among the stars in the comments section below.

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