E3: Bungie Fooled Us: Halo 4 Announced! (Start of a New Halo Trilogy)


We all know that E3 is clearly the biggest event in gaming. Anticipation has been building to the point of explosion for Microsoft fans wondering what’s next for the 360 over the next year. Everyone has been expecting “Destiny” to be revealed. However, Bungie pulled a fast one on us and announced the new huge console title to be none other than Halo 4.

We were also lead to believe that the only Halo game that would be announced (other than Destiny) was going to be the remake of Halo: Combat Evolved, but 343 Industries confirmed earlier that they couldn’t leave Halo 3’s ending as it was; we needed something much more epic.

Halo 4 will take place after the events of Halo 3, and if you haven’t finished the game yet (you’re years behind, by the way) skip to the next paragraph. *Spoiler Alert!* Master Chief was sent into a cryogenic nap, leaving Cortana to keep an eye on him while they waited for help.  Fans everywhere were not satisfied with this ending, but now we will get to see what happens after the fall of the Covenant.

The new game will be the beginning of another Halo trilogy, meaning there will be two more games after this title hits shelves.  The trailer didn’t reveal too much about Halo 4’s story, but like always, Master Chief and Cortana are in a heap of trouble.

The trailer begins with Cortana screaming for John to “wake up”, as the camera pans around the insides of the chief. It seems to hint that we’ll be getting a lot closer to seeing who is really behind the helmet, and just how human Spartan-117 really is.

Halo 4 is scheduled to launch Holiday 2012 exclusively on Xbox 360.


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