I must confess I’m not a fan of the Halo series but I do appreciate that many of you are which is why I felt it necessary to include this little bit of news in today’s updates. For those of you who don’t know, I commend you for managing to survive on the mosses that grow under whatever rock you’ve found shelter under. No seriously, the 4th installment (or at least the 4th numbered installment) in the Halo franchise is due out this November on Xbox 360. It’s the first major installment that’s not being made by series’ founder Bungie. Instead 343 Industries will be taking the reins, to some fans’ unease it might be added. Anyway the official artwork for the game was unveiled this week (see the lovely big picture below) along with some details on the games’ multiplayer.
‘As revealed by the publisher earlier today, the UNSC Infinity will serve as the game’s multiplayer hub. You’ll customise your character and manage your progress through the game’s various different modes from the giant ship.
Among the modes on offer is the recently announced Spartan Ops co-op campaign. That will focus on various Infinity crew members and a new team of Spartans called Majestic Squad. New missions will be delivered on a weekly basis, along with regular cinematics offering some background narrative.
“A massive-scale adventure that builds off the Halo 4 story, access to Spartan Ops is included with Halo 4 at no additional charge – effectively delivering two campaign experiences in one game,” promised Microsoft’s announcement.
The game’s other competitive modes will collectively be known as War Games and play out on Infinity’s combat deck. Microsoft remains tight-lipped on exactly what modes and maps we can expect.
You can also expect a new player customisation and progression system that will apparently let you shape your soldier’s stats to fit your individual play-style.’ (source: eurogamer.net – original article here)
There’s also a $99 (around £65) collectors edition of the game due out which I’m sure contains lots of lovely extras. Anyway check out the artwork below and let us know what you think.