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E3 2011: Halo 4 inbound Holiday 2012

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“John, wake up!” The first teaser for the new Halo epic begins much like Fight Club. Nerve cells react in brain fluid before the camera pulls out revealing series hero, Master Chief in the cryogenic sleep chamber we last saw him in during Halo 3's conclusion. This is no reboot. This is not a new character. This is Halo 4, which Microsoft promises to be the beginning of a new trilogy.

He bursts out of the chamber and floats towards a projection of Cortana, just feet away. Yes, floats. The hull of his ship has been destroyed and Spartan-117 finds himself weightless in Zero-G. He turns his attention towards the ship wreckage and boosts the rocket thrusters on his armor, propelling him forward. Dodging wreckage, he unholsters his trademark pistol and fires to clear a path. He comes to the edge of the ship, which is aflame for some unknown reason and hurtling right towards...a portal of some sorts. Winter 2012 is the last image we see, complete with the logo for the new series developer 343 Industries.

We're a little melancholy to not see Bungie's logo up there, but we're confident in 343 Industries considering they got their feet wet by developing Halo Reach's Defiant map pack. Hopefully, Halo 4 will be the breath of fresh air the series needs. And if that fast jetpack segment – straight out of the Dead Space 2 handbook – is any indication, then we're sure the series will continue strong.

We have absolutely no details at all on Halo 4, but check back with us in the coming months and stay tuned to our further E3 coverage.

June 6, 2011

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43 comments

  • fortheroflz - June 15, 2011 12:26 a.m.

    @svc5 where did he touch you. (pulls out the doll used in rape cases) can't wait for halo 4, better be good.
  • Mk3nzy - June 11, 2011 9:41 a.m.

    this is going to make Halo awesome and popular again, this is what i've been waiting for ever since 2007! BRING ON THE NEW TRILOGY!
  • disturbeddemonlord - June 8, 2011 2:39 a.m.

    @PretzelBoy Alright, i see. I also hated the first xbox, hated everything right down to the controllers but your missing out on the second one tho. =]
  • poopaloop1 - June 8, 2011 1:10 a.m.

    Maybe this time they'll have armor that ACTUALLY DOES SOMETHING pretty excited here though
  • JDHutch - June 8, 2011 12:57 a.m.

    im in love again, favorite series of games =P
  • PretzelBoy - June 8, 2011 midnight

    @disturbeddemonlord I was referring to the shitstorm that erupted when GamesRadar gave it an 8, not the combined metacritic score. Even though 8 is a good score it was treated like it was an insult from fanboys. And no I don't own a 360, but I had the first Xbox and Halo, I did not like either of them and haven't looked back since.
  • Crypto140 - June 7, 2011 9:17 p.m.

    "This is no reboot. This is not a new character. This is Halo 4" NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Slipgear - June 7, 2011 6:06 p.m.

    Sold.
  • Tranquilbez34 - June 7, 2011 8:53 a.m.

    This made My week,maybe Master Chief can save us from 2012!
  • disturbeddemonlord - June 7, 2011 8:35 a.m.

    @PretzelBoy "I can't wait to see the fanboy reaction when this one gets a bad score as well." A bad score as well? as well of what? Halo: Reach has the lowest score of the franchise and it scored a 91.71 out of a 100. you must not own a xbox. =]
  • Jamahl - June 7, 2011 3:30 a.m.

    Not gonna buy another shooter till this comes out. I really hope it pushes Halo in a new direction. Don't get comfortable with where you are, 343. Innovate.
  • PizzatheHutt - June 7, 2011 2:36 a.m.

    Cool. I hope it doesn't have Kinect support. I don't want to play an on rails Halo game.
  • UberNoob - June 7, 2011 2:25 a.m.

    Cool...but whats going to be the story?
  • Defguru7777 - June 7, 2011 2:16 a.m.

    @may.be.vital I get the feeling that another big shooter is already taking all the flak available for whoring itself out. Don't worry.
  • Headshot10101 - June 7, 2011 2:12 a.m.

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG heart attack.........
  • may.be.vital - June 7, 2011 1:23 a.m.

    I feel there will be some hate for "whoring" out the franchise, but I am actually very interested in the story of Master Chief. Count me excited.
  • Yeager1122 - June 6, 2011 11:37 p.m.

    Who didnt see this coming? except for the whole another 3 part really another 3?
  • Sk8rFit4Battle - June 6, 2011 11:24 p.m.

    zOMG! Halo 4! Can't w8! Cx
  • Bobbety - June 6, 2011 11:20 p.m.

    The brief return of Shane Patterson AND Masterchief, in one article! Wow!
  • vanguard - June 6, 2011 10:38 p.m.

    Personally, I feel like they should have left it at halo 3 with Master Chief's story, but if it can possibly revitalize and make the series so much better, hell I'll try it.

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