Friday, July 20, 2012

Halo 4

Master Chief is back in the new Halo sequel
Halo is one of those types of game that even if you've never played it you've most likely heard of it. In fact, the futuristic First-Person Shooter is one of the best video game franchises out there. Even people who don't particularly like or play Shooters or Mature-rated games will admitt that Halo is one of the most iconic, highest grossing franchises of all time.

Coming soon from Publisher Microsoft Game Studios and Developer 343 Industries is the newest installment in the Halo series: Halo 4. The synopsis (courtesy of IGN): "Master Chief returns in Halo 4, part of a new trilogy in the colossal Halo universe. Set almost five years after the events of Halo 3, Halo 4 takes the series in a new direction and sets the stage for an epic new sci-fi saga, in which the Master Chief returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe."

It seems as though there's always some ancient evil or another threatening the universe, not just in Halo but in many different books, games, and movies.

One of the newest options available to Halo 4 players is the Halo Infinity Multiplayer. "The hub of the Halo 4 multiplayer experience is the UNSC Infinity - the largest starship in the UNSC fleet that serves as the center of your Spartan career. Here you'll build your custom Spartan-IV supersoldier, and progress your multiplayer career across all Halo 4 competitive and cooperative game modes" (IGN).

Two editions of this game will be available: the Standard for $60.00 and the Limited for $100.00 (all U.S. currency).

"The Limited Edition includes early access to six Specializations, the UNSC Infinity Briefing Packer, which includes an armor customization schematic, a blueprint of the massive ship itself, and insight into what it means to be one of humanity's finest warriors: the Spart-IVs, bonus digital content and access to nine maps - three future competitive multiplayer map packs, each including three locations" (IGN).

Both of these editions will be available on the same release date - November 6, 2012 - and Halo 4 will only be available for the XBox 360.

Speaking of XBoxes, GameStop is offering a Limited Edition Halo 4 320 GB XBox 360 console. The package includes a custom designed console, 2 Custom Halo 4 wireless controllers with blue LED lights and a D-pad, 320 GB HDD, Halo 4 Standard edition, XBox LIVE code for bonus Halo 4 downloadable content, wired headset, and custom sounds when the console is turned on and when the Eject button is pushed (GameStop). If you pre-order the console today, you will also recieve the customizable Forest armor skin. For more information on this limited edition console, please visit http://www.gamestop.com/xbox-360/consoles/xbox-360-320gb-limited-edition-halo-4-console/103352

DISCLAIMER!: Halo 4 has not yet been rated by the ESRB, though it is targeted for the M for Mature rating or higher.




 - Edessa, signing off

2 comments:

  1. I am a massive Halo nerd! :D Halo: Reach is probably my favorite video game and I own all of the games. Thanks for update and news about it. :)

    -James

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