Halo 4 - New Information

#1IronsoulPosted 6/6/2011 11:22:27 PM(edited)
"Halo 4 returns players to the story of the Master Chief and Cortana in the events that follow the conclusion of Halo 3. Players will experience an all new story and introduce a new roster of enemies and weapons to the Halo experience. Set against the top secret Forerunner planetoid known to ONI as Sigma 7, players will encounter a dark new foe and unravel more of the mysteries behind the forerunners and the Office of Naval Intelligence.

At the heart of Halo 4 is a stronger focus than ever before behind story telling and player choice. Players will be offered an unprecedented level of customization and a narrative experience never before seen in a first person shooter. On a technical level Halo 4 pushes the boundaries of the action genre by incorporating larger battlefields than ever before and players will experience conflicts that seamlessly span land, sea and space.

Halo 4 will expand the series trademark arsenal of weapons and vehicles beyond any other title so far. Players can expect fan favorites to return along with new additions. Halo 4 will also feature the revolutionary new Arsenal Improvisation Mechanics that allow for menu-free, creative customization of weapons and vehicles in the heat of combat. Players will take their fight to a new level by dynamically tailoring their weapons and vehicles to suit any situations or enemies."

At the moment it seems 343 are focusing on the new and improved story and weapons system (of which the new AIM mechanic is only mysteriously alluded to) but there was some video shown that fills in some of the gaps. Halo 4 is set on a Forerunner planet that has an inner and outer surface that provides two distinct styles. The outside is very industrial and features a wide range of hostile Forerunner tech and AI. The video showed space combat here. The inside of the planetoid is hollow and is sectioned off in to many tiers/bands (almost resembling Halo rings) that feature a myriad of natural environments not only resembling earth's but many other alien terrains.

The video featured combat across a multitude of environments from space to mountains, plains and oceans. Presumably, ONI had been top secretly researching the planet for some. There are UNSC forces on the planet but they look really degraded and disorganized and it was implied that they may be divided into factions and warring with each other.

At one point we see a heavily modified warthog that has had the wheels replaced two kind of anti gravity devices. At another point the Chief is clearly sprinting which possibly implies a return of armor abilities. There was no sign of the Flood or the Covenant but at the very end of the trailer the 'dark new threat' was hinted at.

The video ends with the Chief standing at a dark cave entrance and from within can be heard some menacing gurgling and grunting. Cortana says "They're coming back ... and there's a LOT more of them this time", the Master chief then readies a new weapon that looks like a cross between a rocket launcher and a Needler and it focuses on his helmet and visor and a number of strange digital effects ripple across his visor then the videos ends.

Anyway, say what you want, fake or real, it doesn't bother me, I know it's very reliable. Feel free to comment or speculate but please keep it clean.

http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=61278968

What do you guys think?
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#2StanleyTheRPMPosted 6/6/2011 11:23:49 PM
Sounds very dynamic. If true, then me likey. And as long as it feels like an actual Halo game, then count me in.
#3Ironsoul(Topic Creator)Posted 6/6/2011 11:24:45 PM
If it's true I will also like it as well. The only thing I dislike from that is the Armor Abilities.
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#4StanleyTheRPMPosted 6/6/2011 11:26:40 PM
Hahaha, yeah armor abilities were a pain in the ass in Reach. I'm gonna put a lot of trust in 343i with balancing and even removing unneeded ones that were in Reach. Or at least only have sprint and maybe that thrusting thing as armor abilities. Iunno.
#5Sour_GreenPosted 6/6/2011 11:27:42 PM
Oh lawd, I'm really, really hoping AAs are out.
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#6Ironsoul(Topic Creator)Posted 6/6/2011 11:28:14 PM
I have a lot of faith in 343 industries because they have former Bungie Employees that worked on Halo 1 and 2. But I really hope after 6 they are done. I do not want this great Franchise turn into CoD.
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#7StanleyTheRPMPosted 6/6/2011 11:30:22 PM
Sour_Green posted...
Oh lawd, I'm really, really hoping AAs are out.

Couldn't agree with you more.

Ironsoul187 posted...
I have a lot of faith in 343 industries because they have former Bungie Employees that worked on Halo 1 and 2. But I really hope after 6 they are done. I do not want this great Franchise turn into CoD.

Reach was a great start for that, but hopefully 343i won't pick up any mannerism fails from Bungie. They've already did a good job with handling how CE Anniversary's gonna work so they're off to a good start.

But yes, I agree, hopefully 6 will be the last one. At least with Master Chief.
#8Ironsoul(Topic Creator)Posted 6/6/2011 11:31:48 PM(edited)
Yes they did a good job with CEA and Frankie is back!! I missed him.
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#9SR71haloPosted 6/6/2011 11:33:33 PM
So we will be fighting a new threat.

The rest of the game sounds cool too. Also, return of the space battle? Possible hint of boats as a new vehicle?
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#10tYRE_602Posted 6/7/2011 12:17:08 AM
HYPE.

Armor abilities are fine with me. Never had a problem with them really.
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