Our gamer friends on the Xbox 360 are no doubt waiting eagerly for the next game in the 360’s flagship franchise, Halo 4. The game is all set to be one of the best console FPS experiences in a long time with the continuation of Master Chief’s story and the brutal multiplayer. Now, in a new trailer released by 343 Industries, some details have hinted to important story elements, including some possible spoilers, according to Eurogamer.
There are scenes in the trailer that show off the game’s script. According to NeoGAF, the details are also available in the Halo 4 tie-in novel, titled The Thursday War. According to these details, the main antagonist of the game is set to be an old Forerunner named Didact, who is believed to be a living god by the Covenant. The character was previously seen in an anime set in the Halo universe and a novel titled Cryptum.
The developer had also released a trailer that showed off the new weapons and sound effects in August. The trailer mostly attempts to show off the completely rebuilt sound effects for the weapons in Halo 4. The video also displays the revamped sound effects of popular weapons from the earlier games, such as the pistol, DMR, rocket launcher and shotgun. Some of the newer weapons showed off in the trailer are a sticky grenade launcher and a rail gun that can kill in one hit, but has a relatively long down-time between shots.
During Comic-Con in July, Microsoft and 343 had announced a limited edition Halo 4-themed Xbox 360 set costing $399. The set contains the Xbox 360 with Halo-themed artwork, two limited edition Halo 4 controllers, a copy of Halo 4, a wireless headset and downloadable codes for Halo-4 themed avatar items and in-game DLC.
The development of Halo 4 has been taken over from Bungie by 343 Industries that helped out with the game “Halo: Reach” and provided fans with an HD remake of “Halo: Combat Evolved”. It’s about time the Xbox 360 got a solid first party game. It seems since the past few months, Microsoft has been targeting the casual gamer over the hardcore one.
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Halo 4, Microsoft’s next iteration in the Halo franchise, will arrive exclusively for the Xbox 360 by November 6, 2012. Halo 4 takes place nearly four years after the events of Halo 3 and will mark the return of Master Chief, who was absent from both Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach. Coincidentally, this game also marks the beginning of a brand new Halo trilogy.
The previous game released by the franchise was the HD remake of Halo: Combat Evolved, named Halo: Anniversary. “Halo has made an indelible impact on gaming and pop culture over the past ten years,” said Bonnie Ross, General Manager of 343 Industries. “Whether you’ve followed the story from the beginning or want to experience it for the first time, ‘Halo: Anniversary’ offers everyone a chance to relive the iconic classic before they embark on a brand new adventure with Master Chief next year in ‘Halo 4,” she added.
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