Halo 4 Launches for Xbox 360, to Compete with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
November 6, 2012 7:23 PM
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It has been five years since "Halo 3" was released, and it looks as if "Halo" fans were more than ready for the successor
"Halo 4," which features the return of "Master Chief," was released today for Microsoft's Xbox 360.
The first-person shooter is the first game in a new trilogy of
the "Halo" series
. It takes place three years after "Halo 3" ended, and represents the return of the Master Chief as the protagonist.
It has been five years since "Halo 3" was released, and it looks as if "Halo" fans were more than ready for the successor.
"Because there hasn't been a game to star "Master Chief" for five years, there's a bit of a pent-up demand," said Ryan McCaffrey, Xbox Executive Editor at IGN.com.
"Halo 4's" plot is centralized around "Master Chief" and his ability to kill evil aliens while trying to save his AI friend, Cortana.
While the "Halo" series was on break, the "Call of Duty" series stepped in as the most popular games
on the Xbox
. Now, "Halo 4" will closely compete with "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2," which will be released next week on November 18.
Ahead of "Halo 4's" launch, Microsoft said this would be the best "Halo" yet.
"Fans worldwide will experience the biggest, most detailed 'Halo' universe yet," said Microsoft. "The game features more weapons, more enemies, more detailed animations and more ways to play with friends.
"One thing that hasn't changed is the hardware the game runs on, the Xbox 360. That was one of the challenges for the engineering team at 343 Industries (the new internal studio at Microsoft, helming the franchise): how to do more, not with less, but with the same hardware that's been around since 2005."
"Halo" was originally released in 2001. It has sold 46 million copies and generated $3 billion of revenue in the franchise since.
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced a
"Halo 4" bundle
, which contains a
Halo 4-themed console with blue and grey coloring and a custom controller that has blue LEDs as opposed to the usual green LEDs.
The bundle, which appears to include the special edition Halo 4 console, the Halo 4 game, and two controllers, was rumored to run around $399.99 while a stand-alone controller will cost $49.99.
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11/6/2012 11:57:57 PM
And ofc we also have superior games like Starcraft 2 and DOTA 2. Screw the companies you mentioned, MS most of all since they threw PC gaming under the bus at the expense of the 360. Shutting down Ensemble, ACES, FASA, all while keeping their remaining self-published titles 360 exclusive was ridiculous.
Thankfully there are so many other great companies doing interesting and innovative work on the PC, and we still have Valve and Blizzard keeping the platform viable. Hell, my favorite game this year might be FTL, an amazing (and addictive) indie. Its available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and it is amazing.
As for Halo, zzzzzzzz.....
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