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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 5, 2012 7:06PM
Break out the frag grenades and polish your needlers!
Nov 5, 2012 7:05PM
Ok.  I enjoy playin' a few video games every now and then. Have worked all the Res Evil games and a MGS fan.   But, I have to admit don't have an Xbox and have never player HALO.  Sorry!  One of my friends is huge into the game tells me i'm insane for not playin'.  So, I guess I might need to breakdown and buy an Xbox and try it out.  Any suggestions on if I should start from the first game of series or not?  Think the uniform on the characters are the coolest.  Might use that as an Halloween costume one year!
Nov 5, 2012 6:47PM
COD fans no spamming, COD fans no spamming, COD FANS NO SPAMMING. It worked on Swiper the fox.
Too bad they won't release all Halos for the PC in all their glory including co-op mode.  I truly hate console controllers and lower level graphics.
Nov 5, 2012 6:41PM
I am going to die of excitement as soon as the games in my hands. AHH I CAN'T STOP SQUEALING.
Halo 4 > Life.
Nov 5, 2012 6:36PM
OMG 300M  the first week.  Wow I want to work for Microsoft!!!!  The Gaming Department
Nov 5, 2012 6:33PM
YUP time to reload my 360 emulator and snag a copy!!
Nov 5, 2012 6:32PM
If all of you have watched HALO 4 trailers must order!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 5, 2012 6:30PM
I wish the tracers in the weapons on halo didn't look like Christmas Tree lights ..
Nov 5, 2012 6:28PM


This is another way our kids are going to fail in the education process.  I don't think that the kids in china or japan participate in video games.  Parents are most of fault because they approve this way to advert there kids from doing there homework or making the best of themselves.


Nov 5, 2012 6:22PM
OMG whoooooooooo hooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 5, 2012 6:15PM
Black Ops 2 will blow this game out of the box, not sure why they didn't leave this game alone with Halo 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 5, 2012 6:13PM
Send Some of the Proceeds For Halo 4  to Sandy Victims ! I cant believe a Video Game is  the topic of the day. Love they neighbor  People!!
Nov 5, 2012 6:09PM
The last Halo launch was "Halo: Reach," not "Halo 3."  At least pretend to know what you'e talking about.
Nov 5, 2012 6:06PM
sorry but anyone who says any version of COD is better is dumb. theres a permanent server lag so two people can come around a corner at the same time and who ever the lag favors will still see the other first and get the kill. GAY! lol. halo is so much better and dont have to worry about any of that fail lag. been waiting for halo 4 since i beat halo 3. only 6hrs left and i cant freaken wait! HALO fan all the way!!

looking forward to killing and being killed by you all online lol :D HALO FTW!
Nov 5, 2012 6:05PM
I just hope is at least measure up to Reach..I have played all the Halo Games and finished all the campaigns on Legendary, and while they were all fun and challenging to varying levels, Halo Reach just had a "realism" to it that set it apart from other "Video Games".
Nov 5, 2012 5:46PM
Hope the producers that are promoting the Halo games could get together in the future and produce a full lenght movie so we could all enjoy the awesomeness of this great story.  My sons and I love the games as well as the series. Please produce a complete Halo movie for theaters, I'm sure it would be a best motion picture of the year.
Nov 5, 2012 5:04PM
black ops 2 better. and not gonna vote anyway no one to vote for both of them not good
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