Check out a new piece of Halo 4 art which reveals the name of the new Halo trilogy.
More art added.
Really nice concepts throughout. Did anyone hear the music at the end of the IGN stream? Awesome.
"Reclaimer Trilogy" ?? =/ The Reclaimer is supposed to activate all the rings right? So we'll finally be allowed to kill all life in the universe at the end of Halo 7? Other than that - while this all looks cool, it doesn't show anything we haven't already seen from Halo...
sigh... Don't post about Halo fiction if you have no idea what it entitles.
*sigh* ... don't be an ass. Read my next post instead of replying to this one. Please show me one of these concept images that shows something new to the series? Forerunner architecture, a few marines, a spartan, and some ships. Not a single new thing, just some cool images of existing stuff.
Apparently my post warrants many "disagree" votes - did I miss the point of the Reclaimer? I just played through Halo 1 last week, and 343 guilty Spark only refers to the Reclaimer as the being that reunites the index with the ring to activate the launch procedure... Obviously we already know enough about the Forerunners to know why John/MC would be mistaken for one - and this subtitle just seems tacked on to me. Unless we get to activate a ring - "reclaimer" just seems a weird choice to call the trilogy. =/
My thoughts - 343 GS mistakes Master Chief for the Reclaimer not because of who he is, or what he looks like, but rather what he's carrying with him - Cortana. I think she either accessed something while reading the crystal shard, or Halsey has even more to do with the story than we all think (and she's VERY involved...) That's my thoughts on why it's titled the "Reclaimer Trilogy."
WOW, have none of you guys finished Halo 3 yet?
Master Chief is called "the Reclaimer" because he's human: The Forerunners left the humans on earth to "Reclaim" the galaxy (and perhaps the Forerunner tech) when they (the Forerunners) left for the arc to escape the flood and blast from the rings :p
And at some point (which is never fully explained to my knowledge) the humans were given access to activate the rings, hence Covenant needing the humans to push the index into the control panel. (Halo 2 and 3.)
Guilty Spark calls Miranda Keyes "Reclaimer" just before the boss fight at the end of Halo 2, remember?
Reclaimer = human
Geez man, NONE of you know what you're talking about...
As for why this new series is called "The Reclaimers" who knows. It certainly doesn't have the same ring to it as "Halo 4".
Read the books as well. Unlike CoD there is more to the Halo franchise. Highly recommend you read Cryptum
its really the 5th one,the other one is a remake and isent even being sold for full game and odst was sopsot to be dlc....
You forgot Reach...
right so now then I guess we need to add ODST and Halo Wars in the mix which makes this the 7th game then. It is Halo 4 and Reach was a prequal.
Halo: Combat Evolved - 1st Game Halo 2 - 2nd Game Halo 3 - 3rd Game Halo 3: ODST - Notice the '3' in the title? Expansion of 3rd game. Halo Reach - Prequel, not in the main series. Halo 4 - 4th Game. Not 5th.
im excited, i really like the vibe the art is giving off. You feel alone, adventuring into an unknown world that is huge and vast. Hope they keep this feeling in the actual game.
they did a really nice job keeping the forerunner structures still feel alien and mysterious, looks like 343 is gonna do a great job, granted i know almost all of the halo writers, artist and most of the original devs followed to 343 in the switch
Yeah, in the panel they said everyone who went to work at 343 didn't go there for a job but because they wanted to work on Halo.
cannot wait to play halo 4!! -on a new console of course, e32012, it will all come clear, NextBox- Launch titles include; Halo 4 Tomb Raider Reboot GTA 5 Project Gothom 6 Prey 2 Rage Hd Skyrim HD BF3 HD and many more true 1080p hd versions of games!.....hell I'd be sold on Halo 4 in 1080p with 8x anti aliasing alone!
They already said that Halo 4 was on 360...
Halo 4 is on 360. You're so obsessed with next gen console dude.
I dunno. The Halo 4 trailer at E3 didn't have a 360 logo at the end like all other 360 trailers do...just sayin.
@Fluffy and TheGameMan and everyone else: Developer: 343 Industries Publisher: Microsoft Genre: Shooter Release Date: Holiday 2012 Console: Xbox 360 From: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/M...
@deffer MS probably just doesn't want to spill the news about nextbox just yet but anyone should know Halo is a system seller so it makes perfect sense to start the new trilogy on the next xbox. It's a perfect launch title to make people buy the system.
Could be on the 360 AND the 720?
Makes of project gotham racing were shut down.
They weren't going to be involved in PG5 anyway. Microsoft were looking for a new studio to make it, as Bizarre were still under Activision's control when the game was greenlit.
Wasn't it said that the new xbox chips wouldn't go into production till late 2012 early 2013 ? If those rumors are true it's obvious which console Halo 4 will be on unless halo 4 gets pushed back from a 2012 release.
LOL every gaming company would obviously take time to put their best games on a next gen machine when they are already released on current gen and they're working on their next project. But if you're not being sarcastic then wow...
Agreed with fluffy, no logo, I think it may be a next gen launch too!! I sure hope so:)
keep in mind though it is a teaser trailer not all teaser trailers give logos, and they did say 360 after the announcement, it has also been in the works since 343 opened so they its to far into the project to have to completely start over with new specs and system
I think Halo 4 will be made for both the 360 and for the next Xbox console. At the very least it will be made for the next xbox in mind.
So you're saying that Halo 4 will just be a simple port to the next Xbox? Why would people buy the next Xbox at launch them if Halo 4 can be purchased on the console they already have? It would just be stupid to do that since it wouldn't take advantage of the more powerful hardware the next Xbox will obviously have. I myself believe this will probably be a 360 game, however I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out to be a launch title on the next Xbox. Doing that would easily make people buy the system at launch.
I didn't say it would be a simple port. I said that they would keep the next Xbox in mind. That means that they could create both 360 assets and Next Xbox assets. If the Next Xbox has the same architecture as 360, then an up-port can be easy to do but still make a dramatic difference in the game's visuals. Rather than quickly replying negatively to people, just use your brain.
Well I remember reading an article back in 2008 where MS claimed the 720 will be "forward compatible".. Meaning every 360 game will look even better on the 720, which really makes me think that if its true, then there would be no reason to make a Halo 4 720 version, if the 360 version would look 5 times better when the 720 eventually releases.
I wanted a new trailer D:
The story potential for this is huge, which is why I'm hoping they don't mess it up.
There are forerunner ships in the concept art, so it's natural to assume you'll either meet the Forerunners or battle against them.
The confusing thing is Guilty Spark reveals that the humans are Forerunners at the end of Halo 3, yet in Halo legends the Forerunners look alien...deliberate? Miss-direction? Fck up?
I wouldn't be surprised if you find the Forerunners under attack from another covenant style mash up of aliens and you have to help fight against them.
I was quite intrigued to see an Earth like planet in there as well, even though it clearly isn't Earth. Planets inside dyson spheres?
Halo 4 is such a blank convass, can't wait for the first trailer and what it reveals :)
Humans are not Forerunners, but descendants of them.
Descendants in what sense? calling them descendants can still imply they were related either directly or indirectly, same way ancestor can used to discribe a grand parent, or an evolutionary ancestor.
So when I say the humans are Forerunners I mean the Forerunners were ancestors to humans (hence, "Forerunner").
Thank you for the recommendation IronFistChinMi, I'll check it out.
Have you read the Cryptum novel? That explains the Human/Forerunner link perfectly. Not really descendants as Urrakia34 stated, but Humans had some "help" in their evolution.
The Forerunner helped them. But they also reset them at one point as well. Read Cryptum as it tell the story of the Forerunner and human war.
i thought the forerunners sacrificed themselves to save the universe from the flood
@fluffydelusions- It's on 360. Also it won't make sense to put it out so fast at launch for a new console since you would want to save that for later. Consoles will sell initially regardless.
I highly recommend some of you read Cryptum as it explains some stuff like the term "reclaimer".
I have all the books for the Halo universe and I strongly suggest that if you're a Halo fan that you read them. There is an excellent back story to be told and I think many of you Halo haters will be surprised if you actually gave it a chance. Like for example the Human and Forerunner war in which we teamed up with the San Shyuum.
Halo Series is my #1 franchise in my long video game history that started with Pong. I have yet to read 1 book but did purchase Fall Of Reach.
I will read at least 4 books before Halo 4 release, if not all of them.
Any particular order I should read in.
I would personally recommend just reading them all in order of release. All of them are good some are great but my favorites are Cryptum, Evolutions, Cole Protocol and the Halo encyclopedia. Like you Halo is my favorite series. I've been gaming since I was a kid and I'm in my mid 30's now. I have a rather extensive Halo collection (figures and the like). My son is into with me and even my wife likes it. She doesn't play but she likes the story and the cut scenes.
Yeah read them in the order they came out. My personal favorite is the Fall of Reach. The Flood is basically a retelling of Halo 1 but from different point of views and First Strike is also another great read.
I found the second one ("The Flood" I think...) to be the weakest by far, not a good narrative but still worth reading for completion sake. (and some interesting bits...) The last one I read was Ghost of Onyx, which was a while ago and that was pretty awesome! Need to get some of the new ones...
I've only played Halo Reach, but I didn't like it that much, and I would like to play H3 ODST, but I haven't bought it yet. I'm really more interested in Halo 4 though. The only thing I don't like about Halo is the lame robot-looking aliens that you kill, since I've seen better aliens in Gears of War, and the Resistance series, but that won't stop me from getting Halo 3 ODST, and Halo 4. Since Gears 3 is suppose to be the last one, and Resisance being ps3 exclusive are part of the reason why I'm trying to become a fan of the Halo franchise, and I think Halo 3 ODST, and Halo 4 will really impress me.
what are these lame robot looking aliens you speak of?
i think kendrick barely plays halo
i think he means the Elites
Yeah he should definitely play Halo on legendary by himself and take on some elites. His ass will be kicked.
which means the flood can be back and the robot that wants to destroy the whole universe
Cool concept, but kinda sounds like Dead Space, though.
I'd like it if they actually made a numbered Halo where you could understand the story fairly well without having to buy and read all of the novels and other media. That's actually why I liked Reach the most out of the Halo games because it had a good story even if you did not read everything to do with the Halo universe.
it was a good prequel i dont know why people hate it i feel the powers made you feel like a spartan and assassinations look like assassinations
halo has the worst story but the best universe i love the books and comics, still gonna get halo 4 for my collection
I hope they add the new gaming features from Halo Reach and adapt it to this one but I don't think will see this title till 2013 hitting the shelves by then.
I cant wait for halo 4 and i think 343 will do a better job than bungie. Not that i thought bingie halo games were bad they were far from it but i think 343 are going to make the games on what the fans say they want in he game but also making the game darker to in my eye anyway will halp make the story of the game stronger abit like batman begins and the dark knight. But i think im going to play all the games through again just before halo 4 is out to refresh my memmory on he story.
Can't they just leave Halo alone for a while? I mean seriously we just got Halo:Reach in September of last year. Give the teams time to transition and make good games instead of milking that franchise because you have too little exclusives.
Yeah, that damn milking. I mean, do we really need another God of War? Oh and ugh! Another Uncharted?! Already?!
Are you commenting on how Sony speeds it's sequels up? Because they get WAY more than Halo does.
What you said makes no sense. Consider revision.
keep milking it
Message for Ascalon94 and Brownghost: Yeah I barely play Halo because Halo Reach was the only Halo game I've played before because it came with my 360 Slim Halo Reach Edition I got last Christmas, and I traded Halo Reach in at GameStop that same week. I thought the game was cool, but the robot looking aliens, and the retarded little aliens hopping around with stupid colorful shields had ruined the fun for me. I sure hope 343 Industries do a better job than Bungie eventhough they might not change that much stuff, but I do like the changes they did to John AKA Master Chief eventhough I think Master Chief is a lame name, but who cares he's still awsome. Righteous!
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