Halo 4 Officially Announced

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Posted by Alex (2021 posts) -

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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#1 Posted by Alex (2021 posts) -

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.

Staff
#2 Edited by Psycho_Rich (63 posts) -

Cool

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

#3 Posted by BerserkingGuts (73 posts) -

AWESOME!!

#4 Edited by Undead_Fiend (56 posts) -

Halo 6 is gonna be effin sweet

#5 Edited by Buttersthatsme (23 posts) -

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

#6 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1255 posts) -

yepyyep

#7 Posted by Brendan (7730 posts) -

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

#8 Posted by Synaptic (308 posts) -

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

#9 Posted by JacDG (2117 posts) -

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

#10 Posted by TheOsujunkie (3 posts) -

Holy. Poo poo.

#11 Posted by Zeemod (303 posts) -

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

#12 Posted by Ezekeilpurger (321 posts) -

A new trilogy: An old trilogy!

#13 Posted by ambigu0us (3 posts) -

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

#14 Posted by raiz265 (2237 posts) -

hahahahaha 
 
oh god...

#15 Posted by AuthenticM (3705 posts) -

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.

#16 Posted by Stefan (519 posts) -

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

#17 Posted by NTM (7319 posts) -

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

#18 Posted by MisterChief (831 posts) -

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?!

#19 Posted by Terjay (811 posts) -

Fucking YES

#20 Posted by Slaker117 (4835 posts) -

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

#21 Posted by McNaastyy (114 posts) -

Gross

#22 Edited by Fattony12000 (7248 posts) -
@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.
#23 Posted by Xdsk (268 posts) -

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

#24 Posted by Winternet (8012 posts) -

Alex working hard.

#25 Posted by Dekkarra (33 posts) -

@JacDG said:

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

Couldn't agree more.

#26 Posted by Doomshine (149 posts) -

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

#27 Posted by WilliamHenry (1201 posts) -

@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.

#28 Posted by AlianthaBerries (142 posts) -

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

#29 Posted by Waffles13 (608 posts) -

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.

#30 Posted by Bollard (5389 posts) -
@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.
#31 Posted by SquadBroken (280 posts) -

Great that it carries straight on from 3.

#32 Posted by Bismarck (430 posts) -
@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"
#33 Posted by GoldenGinge (19 posts) -

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

#34 Posted by tourgen (4458 posts) -

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

#35 Posted by Fattony12000 (7248 posts) -
#36 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

  

#37 Posted by Branthog (7458 posts) -

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

#38 Posted by AuthenticM (3705 posts) -

@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.

#39 Posted by mrv321 (258 posts) -

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

#40 Posted by EpicBenjamin (624 posts) -

FUCK YES!

#41 Posted by august (3833 posts) -

@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.

#42 Posted by Redbullet685 (6031 posts) -

Cool, I guess. Halo CE HD looks better.

#43 Posted by rmanthorp (3910 posts) -

HALO 4 5 AND 6 
 
JUST FUCKING CAUSE! 
 
:C

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#44 Posted by Synaptic (308 posts) -

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

#45 Posted by DharmaBum (1049 posts) -

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

#46 Posted by Bwast (1342 posts) -

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.

#47 Posted by RaidenMitsuru (202 posts) -

Will this game be on the new Xbox?

#48 Posted by Enigma777 (6069 posts) -

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

#49 Posted by mattjam3000 (443 posts) -

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

#50 Posted by addix (37 posts) -

Woo! So excited for this.

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