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An image of what appears to be a case containing Halo 4′s two discs (pictured left) appeared on NeoGAF early yesterday, and was later followed by more images of Xbox Live dashboards showing the game ready to boot up.
Many forum users are suggesting it’s only evidence of early review copies being sent out, but Microsoft’s response to the ordeal indicates otherwise.
Speaking with Game Informer, a spokesperson for Microsoft said that the company was working with law enforcement and their security team to “address the situation,” but when asked outright whether a leak had taken place before the game’s official release on November 6, the spokesperson offered no reply. A similiar statement from Microsoft was given to Joystiq.
Game Informer also says numerous YouTube videos featuring leaked Halo 4 content have been removed.
We’ll update this story if any additional information becomes available.
As if the hype train wasn’t running at a hundred miles an hour already, 343 Industries just released the latest in their series of video documentaries covering (and mostly teasing) the development and production of Halo 4. This specific documentary sheds light on the enigmatic main enemy in the new game trilogy, the Prometheans. Not one for spoilers, I’ll just say, the Prometheans are much more than just some new aliens to kill. With the Flood absent and the Covenant in disarray during the events following the original trilogy, this is a perfect time for 343 to introduce a new enemy and expand the universe into the games themselves. View the video after the jump.
343 Industries, the developers tasked with carrying the Halo torch, released the achievements list for Halo 4.
They realize that achievement hunting is an important part of the gaming experience and set out to create achievements that according to their blog, “reward milestones and increase replay value while balancing both difficulty and the breadth of game modes.” They also like to think up funny names like The Dongblainer.
In my professional achievement hunting opinion, this looks like a very good, solid list. I’ve always like the level of difficulty, the types of achievements and their creativity, and the names. The graphic designer in me actually likes these icons much moreso than some of the previous Halo games as well.
You can view the list after the jump. Be warned, there are possible spoilers.
The image was actually sent out in pieces and put together by fans. Microsoft has confirmed that this is indeed the box art for Halo 4.
Wow. That’s all I have.
Source: Game Informer
It’s official, Halo 4 is set to release on November 6th. Rumors started popping up yesterday about the release date of Halo 4 based on tweets by Senior Producer at 343 Industries Allison Stroll, and Microsoft’s Major Nelson. It was said that there would be a more official statement made this morning, and here we have it:
Oh yeah, Master Chief is on the cover too. The revealed image shows off a rather sexed-up Cortana and the May issue is said to come packed with 14 pages of Halo 4 content featuring:
information on where the story is going, hands-on impressions of multiplayer, and intel on the surprising new approach governing every aspect of Halo’s multiplayer experience.
343 Industries also shared a wealth of in-game screenshots and concept art revealing new locations within the Halo universe.
View the full image after the jump.
Since the announcement of Halo 4, developer 343 Industries has kept quiet about their plans for reinventing the series, which has caused concern, argument, and even outright anger among the Halo fan community. But today, the curtain has finally lifted, allowing the Master Chief to once again step into the spotlight of the gaming world.
The first look at the new title, presumably shown at the Xbox Showcase this past week, was officially released on Halo Waypoint this morning, along with a selection of screenshots from the game.
The video covered several aspects of the game, many of which have been the subject of hot debate in recent weeks. It seems as though 343 has finally seen fit to bestow upon its flock the knowledge which they have so desperately sought. The official video includes reveals of the campaign and multiplayer aspects of the game, as well as graphics updates and audio/video techniques. Want to know the details of this long-awaited reveal?
This past week in San Francisco, CA, the best and the brightest industry professionals in the realm of Microsoft’s gaming platform convened to show the press (and, by extension, the world) what they can look forward to in the coming months. Early rumors indicated that a long-overdue reveal of 343 Industries’ Halo 4 (due for release Holiday 2012) would be one of the key highlights of the event.
And, for once, the rumors did not disappoint. At the tail end of the official press embargo, the internet was swiftly graced with screenshots of Master Chief standing on an unknown battlefield, wielding what looks like a cross between an MA37 Assault Rifle and the BR55 Battle Rifle from earlier installments of the series.
The graphics and lighting effects look very impressive, and seem to suggest a somewhat melancholy tone. [Screens after the jump]
Since the release of the announcement trailer at E3, the Halo community has been abuzz with opinions, rumors, and theories about our favorite super soldier’s new look. The helmet and upper body portions of the armor were significantly changed from the iconic look featured in the previous installments of the series. Recently, more changes have been unveiled due to the appearance of the prototype Halo 4 Master Chief figure at the American International Toy Fair in New York this past week.
Halo 4. A title so simple, yet endowed with so much meaning for thousands of video game fans.
The newest Halo title, announced by Microsoft at E3 2011, is confirmed to be the start of a new trilogy and a new set of grand adventures and heroic battles for our favorite biotechnologically augmented super-soldier. Information on the game has been sparse and extremely vague; especially considering it is set for release this year. While this has drawn some skepticism from the gaming world, many devout fans of the series remain hopeful that the developer’s elusiveness is a sign that they will deliver something great.