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Halo 4 Officially Announced

New sequel marks the dawn of a new trilogy.

It's official: Master Chief is back up in your ass with the resurrection, and he's bringing a whole new trilogy along with him.

Simply titled Halo 4, the game will purportedly launch a new series of sequels developed by 343 Industries.

The new trailer closed out the conference in style, with a sequence involving Master Chief rescuing a glitching Cortana, and working his way through a semi-wrecked ship, all anti-gravity fabulous. The last shot showed the ship working its way into a massive portal. I'm just going to call it a Tannhauser Gate. Feel free to yell at me.

We'll bring you more on Halo 4 as it becomes available, but for now, chew on the slightly nebulous, but nonetheless tantalizing release date: Holiday, 2012.

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Posted by Alex

It's official: Master Chief is back up in your ass with the resurrection, and he's bringing a whole new trilogy along with him.

Simply titled Halo 4, the game will purportedly launch a new series of sequels developed by 343 Industries.

The new trailer closed out the conference in style, with a sequence involving Master Chief rescuing a glitching Cortana, and working his way through a semi-wrecked ship, all anti-gravity fabulous. The last shot showed the ship working its way into a massive portal. I'm just going to call it a Tannhauser Gate. Feel free to yell at me.

We'll bring you more on Halo 4 as it becomes available, but for now, chew on the slightly nebulous, but nonetheless tantalizing release date: Holiday, 2012.

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Edited by Psycho_Rich

Cool

Edit: Finally! Also Really looking forward to Halo 4. Lets start the fight!

Posted by BerserkingGuts

AWESOME!!

Edited by Undead_Fiend

Halo 6 is gonna be effin sweet

Edited by Buttersthatsme

The worst E3 show from Microsoft I can ever remember, not even the chief could save it for me.

Posted by TheUnsavedHero

yepyyep

Posted by Brendan

I saw this coming, but it's still kind of strange. I am curious to see what they'll do with this though.

Posted by Synaptic

Wasn't expecting that. Call me stupid, but I thought they were done.

Posted by JacDG

Just let it die? Seriously Microsoft, make some cool new IP's please!

Posted by TheOsujunkie

Holy. Poo poo.

Posted by Zeemod

I knew It. I F**king knew it!

Posted by Ezekeilpurger

A new trilogy: An old trilogy!

Posted by ambigu0us

So many questions, most importantly, WHO is developing this game and HOW much is it going to deviate from what Halo is,

Posted by raiz265

hahahahaha 
 
oh god...

Posted by AuthenticM

FUCK YES!!!!!

You guys noticed how she was calling him "John"? Man, I have a feeling this is going to be a more personal journey.

Posted by Stefan

new trilogy ON THE XBOX 360... I hope not - I want a new console

Posted by NTM

Halo 4, Gears 3 and ME3 were the best parts shown, but another Halo trilogy starting at 4? DAMN!

Posted by MisterChief

They said a new trilogy on the 360. That means that if they released a new Halo every 2 years that the third game would come out in 2016. That's not possible right? RIGHT?!

Posted by Terjay

Fucking YES

Posted by Slaker117

Totally fine with a new Halo. Just don't put a 4 on it. Bungie should be shown more respect.

Posted by McNaastyy

Gross

Edited by Fattony12000
@ambigu0us said:

So many questions, most importantly, WHO is developing this game and HOW much is it going to deviate from what Halo is,

@Synaptic said:

Wasn't expecting that. Call me stupid, but I thought they were done.

Bungie ARE done with Halo.
 
343 Industries, however, are not. 
 
It'll be a FPS, it'll sell millions, it's Halo.
Posted by Xdsk

Awesome, hope it isn't an on rails Kinect shooter (like most of the other games MS showed at e3)

Posted by Winternet

Alex working hard.

Posted by Dekkarra

@JacDG said:

Just let it die? Seriously Microsoft, make some cool new IP's please!

Couldn't agree more.

Posted by Doomshine

Bring back Master Chief and slap a 4 on it, genius.

Posted by WilliamHenry

@ambigu0us said:

So many questions, most importantly, WHO is developing this game and HOW much is it going to deviate from what Halo is,

The trailer had 343 industries logo on it, so I assume they're making it.

Posted by AlianthaBerries

I for one like John and Cortana and I would be really excited to play a character-driven story about the two of them.

Posted by Waffles13

I fuckin' love the Bungie Halos, but if they manage to make this new trilogy completely separate from the original with only MC and Cortana as the constants, I'm fully on board.

Posted by Bollard
@ambigu0us said:
So many questions, most importantly, WHO is developing this game and HOW much is it going to deviate from what Halo is,
343 Industries obviously... And probably not a lot.
Posted by SquadBroken

Great that it carries straight on from 3.

Posted by Bismarck
@ambigu0us said:
So many questions, most importantly, WHO is developing this game and HOW much is it going to deviate from what Halo is,
The main question is "Is there purple"
Posted by GoldenGinge

Makes a change from the kinect fucking hype that ruined that conference.
I love halo, so I'm pumped for this game.

Posted by tourgen

Not a halo fan by any stretch. But you say gates, wrecked ships, and zero grav or antigravity and suddenly I'm cautiously interested.

Posted by Fattony12000
Posted by MysteriousBob

  

Posted by Branthog

Yeah, dawg, Halo 4 was announced like three hours before the press conference even started. Duh.

Posted by AuthenticM

@Bismarck said:

@ambigu0us said:
So many questions, most importantly, WHO is developing this game and HOW much is it going to deviate from what Halo is,
The main question is "Is there purple"

Orange is the new purple.

Posted by mrv321

An announcement that isn;t Kinect related... only took 2 hours.

Posted by EpicBenjamin

FUCK YES!

Posted by august

@Bismarck said:

@ambigu0us said:
So many questions, most importantly, WHO is developing this game and HOW much is it going to deviate from what Halo is,
The main question is "Is there purple"

We're not talking about that right now.

Posted by Redbullet685

Cool, I guess. Halo CE HD looks better.

Posted by rmanthorp

HALO 4 5 AND 6 
 
JUST FUCKING CAUSE! 
 
:C

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Posted by Synaptic

@Fattony12000: Ah, that makes sense. Wasn't paying enough attention.

Posted by DharmaBum

Well, it worked for Star Wars... oh wait.

Posted by Bwast

He said a new trilogy for Xbox 360, didn't he? Does that put the kibosh on any new system talk? Assuming they do a new Halo every 2 years, this new trilogy won't be finished until 2016. I can't imagine the 360 still being their lead console then.

Posted by RaidenMitsuru

Will this game be on the new Xbox?

Posted by Enigma777

Pfft. Halo 4 is old news. It's all about Halo 5 & 6 now.

Posted by mattjam3000

So that planet was definately a forerunner one. There is no one else in current fiction otherwise!

Posted by addix

Woo! So excited for this.

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