- Jan 26, 2012
E3 2014 Announcement
Today at E3 Microsoft showed a preview and announced the next step in the Halo franchise. On November 11th, 2014 343 Industries will release the four numbered Halo games with original intact multiplayer and hot swap campaigns (old & new) complete will full Matchmaking support for the Next Gen console, the Xbox One! This is a huge moment for people of all ages to join in as well as catch up for the chapter in the franchise Halo: Guardians! This re-release of classics also includes a lot of bonus features, as well as keeping some of the classic elements that made the game interesting, let's try and list some below!
Classic Multiplayer for ALL w/ 1080p & 60 FPS & Dedicated Servers
[sup]_________________[/sup]This means HD quality gameplay with buttery smoothness all in a high quality re-mastered state the way Halo was imagined! No holds bar, all power on into the Next Gen as we see Halo through the windows of the future! All physics and multiplayer are true to the core!
$60 Price Tag for One Bundle; 4 Games w/ ALL released DLC
[sup]_________________[/sup]Four great games with ALL the included DLC + Extras for one standard price! A great deal even for CAG's!
45 Campaign (ALL) & 50 Spartan Op Missions (H4) w/ 4,000 Gamerscore spanning across all four games
[sup]_________________[/sup]You get to experience ALL of the original Campaign as well as the original Spartan Ops missions from the latest Halo 4! While you're at it join the Hunt for the achievements as each re-mastered version includes 1k Gamerscore!
New Terminals and intro/outro's to cut scenes detailing the next step in the Halo franchise
[sup]_________________[/sup]New Termials hidden throughout H2, H3, and H4 will detail fragments of the future in the Halo universe, similar to how Halo CE Anniversary shined insight on the future of Halo 4! With this they're also including unique new cut scenes shedding light even further into the future of the franchise!
93 Competitive Maps spanning all four games & 6 completely re-imagined maps
[sup]_________________[/sup]All maps have been re-mastered to fill the role fit for the re-mastered classics! New details, better shadows, smooth lighting and high quality textures will all play a role to immerse you into the wonderfully chaotic world of Halo! You'll feel the action in a new perspective with 6 completely re-imagined maps as well!
Custom Games & Split Screen w/ LAN being worked on, not guaranteed
[sup]_________________[/sup]Play any of the original Halos the way you want with the widely popular Custom Games options! Mini Games including Lava Man, Jenga, and Duck Hunter can all be recreated in any of your favoriteHalo Games! Also be sure to play with your friends as Halo includes local split screen so you can talk that trash directly to your friends face and show them really who's boss!
Classic Gameplay stays and Glitches live on
[sup]_________________[/sup]You heard it right, all the Halo CE, Halo 2, Halo 3 & Halo 4 gameplay stays as is. No change, no crap. Play what you like - how you like. Classic Halo CE (Dub Melee, Backpack Reload & more), Halo 2 (BXR, BXB, RRX & Super Bouncing) so get out there and play how you want, when you want!
Forge & Theatre included in Halo 2, Halo 3, & Halo 4 & Universal Map w/ Game Voting in each game
[sup]_________________[/sup]Let your imagination run wild as you create and edit the maps as you see fit! From small tweaks to small worlds, with Halo's unique map editor (Forge) you can make what you want, when you want it! Create competitive maps to see if it gets accepted by the Professional Community, recreate classic landmarks, or build the biggest cannon to blast warthogs at unexpecting Spartans! The choice is yours when you're the Creator!
Includes Halo 5 Beta Key & the entire new series Halo: Nightfall
Be sure to the buy The Master Chief Collection or you'll be left out of the opening BETA for the upcoming Halo: Guardians multiplayer! Join us and see what the next battlefield looks like for the Guardians! New Maps, New Gametypes, New Weapons, New Abilities and more! Anything is possible when the universe advances! Also catch the entire brand new Halo: Nightfall live action series produced by Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner)
.:Update:.RTX Update, More Campaign Gameplay, & Coagulation is the SECOND confirmed remastered Halo 2 map! The first map confirmed was Ascension. Also, Zanzibar is rumored with almost all certainty. More Gameplay has been released also since my last update.
Cairo Station GameplaySDCC Update, Zanzibar is the third confirmed remade map, video below containing Remastered Art. Halo Nightfall trailer shown!
Full RTX '14 Panel
ALOT of news, visuals, menu system and overall good info + Coagulation Art.
Halo Nightfall First Look
Full SDCC '14 Panel
A lot of nostalgia, info about menus + Zanzibar Art!
(Key Points: 21:27 ZANZIBAR | 32:40 BLUR Remastering | 45:08 BLURs latest footage
Games COMM news reveals ORIGNAL Halo 2 Ranking system complete with a remastered Graphical Overhaul! Also reveals Sanctuary as the fourth map!
Halo: Guardians Multiplayer First Look
Sanctuary First Look
Halo 2 Remastered Ranking System
GameSpot ExclusiveGameSpot releases exclusive first look at the next map installment of the Halo 2 Anniversary Multiplayer!