MSN Movies Blog

'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.

 

Related: More Xbox Entertainment on MSNMore: Halowaypoint.com


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.


Bing: More on 'Halo 4' | More on 343 Industries


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. 


Wonderwall: Celebrities who love Xbox | Photos: See images from 'Halo 4'


"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.

137Comments
Nov 5, 2012 9:37PM
avatar
new armer new wepons new bad guys cant wait to look on youtube
Nov 5, 2012 9:32PM
avatar
WELL I HAVE ALL THAT BEAT HA HA!!!!! I'VE GOT AN ATARI THAT I BOUGHT FROM TARGET THAT HS PONG ON IT LOL AND 39 OTHER REALLY REALLY REALLY DORKY GAMES ON IT. HOW YOU LIKE ME NOW HA HA LOL. SORRY I THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY!! NEVER PLAYED HALO ANYTHING!!
Nov 5, 2012 9:24PM
avatar

i like halo, i have all the games!...halo reach was "ok" with loadouts...now halo 4 is going to have loadout like COD...(for custom cames then it is cool, but for multiplayer not cool) keep halo... halo

We will just have to see in about 3 more hours (central time)

HALO FTW

Nov 5, 2012 9:21PM
avatar
Big fan of the sticky grenades.Rather enjoy an enemy running around with one on their head and then BOOM!!.
Nov 5, 2012 9:20PM
avatar

to bad i spent my money yesterday.

 

Nov 5, 2012 9:18PM
avatar

 halo 4 is goin to be a lot beter thin halo reach.

 

Nov 5, 2012 9:18PM
avatar
i still dont get how they are versasing the convenent again
Nov 5, 2012 9:08PM
avatar
I wash HOLO 4 will be on the PC, i'll buy a PC frist befor i'll BUY a xbox 360. oh by the way i have a PS1.
Nov 5, 2012 8:55PM
avatar
Im glad they left Halo Reach out, that piece of s*** shouldn't count. The real last release was Halo 3, that was their best sales, best game, and everything else. that's why 4 is more like 3 than anything. So glad Halo Reach is gone.
Nov 5, 2012 8:34PM
avatar
I don't play Halo, mostly due to not having the proper gaming equipment, but I've read the books and hope for more.
Nov 5, 2012 8:11PM
avatar
used to play halo but when i went WoW , have to say im hooked on pc gaming , i still have some consoles in a closet , resident evil , need for speed , halo , ect .. but World of Warcraft stole my heart ... either way i know the halo grafics rock and i believe this new halo might be pushing the limits , i hope ... enjoy the pixellatted world ... rock on ...
Nov 5, 2012 7:52PM
avatar

Can't wait to roll with master chief again.

 

Nov 5, 2012 7:51PM
Nov 5, 2012 7:51PM
avatar
this will be my first halo. i was curious to see what all the hype was. I am a big cod fan but i thought i would give this a shot.
Nov 5, 2012 7:42PM
avatar
Its time to take some time off work !!!!    : )
Nov 5, 2012 7:33PM
avatar

Lol @  who said Reach was the best.

 

Yeah I bet you only played it until black ops 2 came out. Reach was an awful halo game and I could write walls about why it was so bad.

avatar
I know you all may laugh at me, but I honestly don't know what Halo is, let alone Halo 4.  I see so many people get excited by video games and  really get into it.  I only know video games from watching "The Big Bang" tv show. "JL88" said that he/she could not wait to kill and be killed by fellow gamers.  I don't even know how people are able to hook up their systems to be able to play others from all over the world.  It does seem exciting to be part of this, but Iam not at all knowledgeable  when it comes to this stuff.  I have never even played a video game.  Iam sure I would be just like these people that are posting and getting very excited by this game if I  played video games.  Enjoy your halo 4 experience everyone :)
Nov 5, 2012 7:09PM
Report
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
Categories
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
showtimes & tickets
Search by location, title, or genre: