Halo 4 is the latest instalment in the hugely popular and long running gaming franchise, and is the first of a brand new trilogy. We bring you all the latest news, rumours, trailers and cheats for what is sure to be another Xbox 360 smash.
Halo 4 News
First announced at E3 2011, official information is fairly thin on the ground for the highly anticipated Xbox shooter. The game will be the first in the ‘Reclaimer’ ending the previous ‘Forerunner’ series.
It follows chronologically from the events in Halo 3, which saw the player heading towards a mysterious new planet, and will pick up the stories of characters John and Cortana.
The official Halo site simply states:
“Halo 4 is the next blockbuster instalment in the iconic franchise that's shaped entertainment history and defined a decade of gaming. Set in the aftermath of Halo 3, Master Chief returns to confront his own destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. Halo 4 marks the start of a new trilogy that begins with its release in 2012.”
There have been reports Halo 4 will shown off at a Microsoft Xbox Spring showcase on February 29th 2012, according to a Finnish magazine – which if true will give players a more detailed glimpse of the gameplay, characters and weapons on offer.
In January Microsoft reportedly got into a dispute over the domain Halo4beta.net, which has appears to have subsequently been taken down. Though apparently the firm will try to force the National Arbitration Panel to redirect it.
Halo 4 will be for the Xbox 360 only, but subsequent games in the Reclaimer trilogy will be on next generation consoles, presumably the Xbox 720 (or whatever the final name will be) and possibly other consoles too.