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'Halo 4' set for record-breaking release

Master Chief returns in first installment of 'Reclaimer Trilogy'

By Parallel Universe on MSN Nov 3, 2012 5:21PM

(Microsoft Game Studios)

By Kent Laird

MSN Entertainment


The "Halo 4" launch is nearly upon us and the masses will soon line up again to purchase the latest game in the franchise, and the first created by 343 Industries, since Bungie and Microsoft parted ways.  The last Halo launch, "Halo 3," saw a $300M first week making it the biggest launch, at that time, in the history of an entertainment event and experts are forecasting an even bigger response to Halo 4.


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Early reviews of "Halo 4" indicate that 343 Industries and Microsoft did the franchise proud with the first installment of this new Halo "Reclaimer Trilogy." Master Chief makes his return, re-birth really, at the beginning of the game. Last we knew of him, he and Cortana (a human created artificial intelligence being, at left) were lost in space adrift the UNSC frigate Forward Unto Dawn.

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In "Halo 4" Master Chief and Cortana will be confronting a new threat to come upon the human race and what it means to be mortal as it has never before.  The game, both in single-player, multi-player and the new  cooperative modes combine the combat abilities, a wide variety of weapons (new and old) and the amazing environmental design that people will be expecting from the franchise. 

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"Halo 4" will be available to consumers worldwide on November 6, 2012 with the exception of Japan which will be launching on November 8, 2012.

Nov 6, 2012 9:57PM
i hope the price will get cheper like 35 dollers like halo rech and halo combat evoled anteyversery
Nov 6, 2012 7:39AM

What up playa's. Look im just a kid but Halo is like a drug to me. I've been playing it since I was 3 and halo 5 and 6 better be good too. the game came out today, so grab your controllers and shoot away my friends, thank you Microsoft corporation and 343 industries, because ever since the planet Harvest was invaded by the Covenant, ive been latching on to every halo since #1. you guys f****** Rock! Peace


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Nov 6, 2012 1:29AM
Just got back from the launch.... Outstanding show of fans,  more than last year.. 
Nov 6, 2012 12:33AM
Just got it for my kid.  We were going to go to WIld Wings for a pre launch party (dad-kid bonding you know).  Never been to a midnight release of anything, ever.  Kid fell asleep before leaving home so I went solo...OMG!!!!! you'd think the president was in town.   You owe me a game of slayer, junior.
Nov 5, 2012 11:50PM
never played halo more into open world games myself,GTA5 adn ARKHAM CITY & stuff like this but if it is a game cool .But can someone tell me what the fuss is allabout,Assains Creed is kool
Nov 5, 2012 11:38PM
CAST YOUR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!  BARACK OBAMA, MITT ROMNEY,OR MASTER CHIEF?                                                                                                     
Nov 5, 2012 11:24PM
Finally a real hardcore FPS!  Thank you 343!! Forget about casual call of doodoo.
Nov 5, 2012 11:12PM

Let me know when the new grand thieft auto comes out..Halo hurts my eyes.


Nov 5, 2012 11:08PM
Why the hell are they not making Halo4 for the PC? Microsoft, ya think all pc users stop plaing games? Discrimination if ya want my op on it .
Nov 5, 2012 10:40PM

Only gaywads play halo, gears 4 life


Nov 5, 2012 10:40PM
UHAA!!! Welcome back Master Chief! Meet you at the Rally Point!
Nov 5, 2012 10:36PM
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Nov 5, 2012 10:31PM

I'm anxious to see what Halo 4 delivers. 

When it first came out, a gang of us would play 1st generation Halo every weekend. 

No other game could compare, but I was so let down with Halo 2 that I didn't even bother to try anything that came out afterward.  1st Gen Halo may have lacked the graphics, but the game play was so fluid & natural, when we were at our best, all of our death-matches scored 24/25 & the competition was fierce.

Is there any credible evidence that Hollywood is making a legitimate movie?  & can any body recommend their favorite game in the Halo series?

Thanks. ~ Bones666

Nov 5, 2012 10:19PM

Yet another sign of the Apocalypse...there's more excitement about a freakin' video game than there is about the current state of affairs and future of this country.


If you're old enough and really want to make a difference, go ahead and vote for Master Chief as a write in candidate. Apparently the collective efforts of the universe of Halo enthusiasts could make a fictional bad a** cyber warrior our next president.   Trust me, nobody would know any different.

Nov 5, 2012 9:54PM
Nov 5, 2012 9:41PM
hope the ending will end by master chief showing his face and watevr happend 2 arbitter, is he still in the game or wat?
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