Halo Reach Official Press Release

Xbox360 Press: Step into the boots of a Spartan III and prepare for the first look at "Halo: Reach," the highly anticipated prequel to the "Halo" trilogy from acclaimed developer Bungie coming fall 2010. The very first "Halo: Reach" video had its worldwide debut last night during the Spike TV Video Game Awards by actress Tricia Helfer, offering gamers a taste of the story to come.

Taken from part of the game's opening cinematic, the video provides the first look at the story of "Halo: Reach," which introduces players to Noble Team, a squad of battle-hardened Spartan soldiers. "Halo: Reach" charts the story of Noble Team in their heroic stand to defend the planet Reach, its people and secrets against a ruthless assault by an alien collective known as the Covenant.

"Halo: Reach" is being published by Microsoft Game Studios and launches in the fall of 2010 exclusively on Xbox 360. The "Halo: Reach" multiplayer beta is coming spring 2010, which players can access exclusively through "Halo 3: ODST."

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-Seven-3621d ago

How did that woman lose her right arm?

Munky3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

But pretty freaky for sure. I think the most interesting part of the release would be that the player we will be controlling is in fact a Spartan III, I totally thought it was Jai (Grey Team) or Kurt (Spartan II that trained he SIII's) but I guess I was wrong!

-Seven-3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

most Spartans are white with blue eyes.

Not being racists just saying.

Was I the only one who git a [email protected] from that spartan woman voice?

Sigh3621d ago

Asian soldiers in games, SERIOUSLY.

-Seven-3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

in COD: World at War

Question: After watching the new Halo trailer that left me mesmerized, I cant help to wonder how high the Spartans will jump because they look more heavier and realistic, so a 20 foot vertical jump will look at little off.

@the guy below me, I know what the Spartan suite can do. What I meant to say was the jump in the pass Halo games made master chief look a little lite and gave the illusion that he was on the moon almost, which was fine because the graphics were colorful and a little cartoony. Halo reach graphics are on par with Killzone 2 and Modern warfare 2. I am not saying they cant jump that high, just that they will have to implement it in the game that it look real and not cartoony.

wages of sin3621d ago


Your biologically enhanced super soldier encased in a suit of armor that is the pinnacle of human technology and people still wonder why you can jump as high as you can.

The Great Melon3621d ago


I see what your saying. If they are able to do these impressive physical feats, then you have to show how they destroy the ground when a half of a ton lands.

Just getting the feel and look right of how a spartan moves will easily amplify how awesome is to control something so powerful. Bungie haven't had the chance to try making different games in a while. I hope the make something great here.

Rumor3621d ago

@seven i agree w/ the african-american Spartan comment.

the "on par w/ KZ2" comment however.... L O L !

-Seven-3621d ago

I love my first person shooters but have been playing too much of them.

What I love to see in Halo reach.

1) Squad command similar to ghost reckon just more advance.
2) Open world like Mass Effect where we can get on a heli and explore Reach.
3)Weapon and armor modification.
4)6 player co-op
5)Each spartan handles and plays different, example : the guy with the skull on his helmet is a little slow buy deadly and powerful with melee weapons and can repair armor. The girl is quick and has a lot of combat combos but has weak armor.
6)Since reach will be glazed let us play as the baddies so we can experience that.

wages of sin3621d ago


There are two explanations as to why there is no reaction when you land with so much armor on.

One reason is that the density of the armor can be altered by the wearer. The second is the fact that you have shields on. Remember in Fall of Reach I believe, when the MC get's into a hand to hand fight with an elite, how they both had issues grabbing one another and getting a firm grip on the ground and each other? It was because of the shields that cover everything including the bottom of their boots, thus the sliding.

Redgehammer3621d ago

I don't know if you saw the anime "The Package" but there was a black spartan on Master Chief John-117's team that assaulted the covenant command ship to rescue Dr Halsey.

MicroSony4Life3621d ago

What the hell is that advert on the right hand home page with some Mexican holding some machetes.

-Seven-3621d ago

Have not seen that yet, will check it out.

The Great Melon3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

@wages of sin

I guess I don't know Halo that much. Haven't read any of the books, but thanks for explanation. Here's a bubble for your time.

wages of sin3621d ago

I've just never prescribed to the idea that Halo looked "cartoony" or for kids.

It's damned if you do, damned if you don't. If you use colors (even well implemented as in the case of the Halo series) your cartoony. If you don't as much like Gears or Killzone then your bagged on by the other side. I don't prescribe to the idea that one game should be taken more seriously or is more realistic because it only uses darker, drearier colors. Most people don't realize the technical achievements of the Halo games which is sad really, all because of some fanboy nonsense.

I love all three of those games, mainly Halo, and one thing I've learned over my many,many years of gaming is to play what I want, on what I want and to hell with others opinions.

I don't mean that towards you, I'm just speaking generally.

Hisiru3621d ago

I was going to say "a Halo Reach article without flamewar, that's freakin' good" and then I saw you...

MicroSony4Life3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

dude your a rare find on N4G and believe it or not this is probably the first time I ever seen a discussion from people that love to talk about the game and not come in here and start trolling.

Edit: Never mind, didn't see the MGsr comment. It was almost a perfect discussion with out the [email protected] comment.

MGSR THE HD VERSION3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

not happy you guys saw that eh?

this is the 360 section isn't it?

lolz, people saying 360 couldn't do it.


and now we got people closing their eyes and ears saying "bla bla bla nothing's been done yet"

lolz, and as for most of those "it looks just like halo3" comments.

BOOM THERE GO, look at the two.


MicroSony4Life3621d ago

and at least your in the xbox section when you said that. You just could have said it a little different but your right Reach is amazing and the graphics are a leap over the pass Halo's.

Kevin ButIer3621d ago

easy one...

Plasma grenade ^^

peeps3620d ago

"lolz, and as for most of those "it looks just like halo3" comments.

BOOM THERE GO, look at the two. "

maybe you didn't pick you're pics v well cus although Reach obv looks better it's not exactly much of a leap...

if the trailers anything to go by Reach is gonna be a good looking game, however to say it's the best looking fps game on consoles is obviously just flamebate

Socrates3620d ago

No, he is right. If these graphics hold up it *is* the best looking FPS. Which other FPS looks better? Not Modern Warfare 2. Not Killzone 2. Which? Even Gears of War and Uncharted don't have textures and lighting that good.

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Lord_Ranos3621d ago

Spartans III only appear on the Ghost of Onyx novel which its at the time of Halo2-3

SixZeroFour3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

actually, didnt john 117 see the next batch of spartans being trained in the fall of reach novel?

and cant believe it slipped my mind that these were in fact spartan III (except jorge spartanII)...with them not showing the main characters face, i was thinking that it was john, but i guess not

EDIT: starting to change my mind again from what someone below pointed out about class II spartan II's

Akagi3621d ago

"Halo: Reach" is being published by Microsoft Game Studios and launches in the fall of 2010 exclusively on Xbox 360. The "Halo: Reach" multiplayer beta is coming spring 2010, which players can access exclusively through "Halo 3: ODST."

Exclusive, exclusive, exclusive... exclus...exc..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzz

Godmars2903621d ago

Yeah, its amazing the number of time they stuffed that word into one paragraph.

SixZeroFour3621d ago

you mean twice as being a lot?

kaveti66163621d ago

2 times? Too much for you?

r0s3b0wl233621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

Geoff Keighley was talking about how amazing it was and how the reveal at the VGAs would show why this will be GOTY 2010... LOL

What a crock of s***. The graphics look average at best, there was zero gameplay footage, no story reveal, etc. It was just a boring ass trailer of Spartans talking CRAP.

The sad thing is this piece of crud game that looks like Halo 3.5 which itself was Halo 2.5 already has guaranteed millions of copies sold. A game changer? An advanced new engine? GOTY 2010?!?!? LOL NO ONE IS SEEING THIS. It's clearly just Microsoft milking the cash cow.

chrisulloa3621d ago

I wouldn't expect a droid to understand the complexity of this reveal trailer. You probably didn't notice the numerous subtleties Bungie left in for us to find. They revealed what weapons we'll be using, the new characters and their personalities, the main protagonist, the names of some of the spartans, and the return of the Elites, which we'll probably be fighting. The graphics are actually pretty spectacular for in-game engine footage. If you're calling this boring you probably spend time playing mindless shooting games like Killzone and Modern Warfare. You're probably mad because Halo: Reach was the biggest announcement at the VGAs, even is spending more time reading about this then the Uncharted 2 Spike GOTY award. You should probably crawl into your hole now to avoid further embarrassment.

NewZealander3621d ago

you fanboys keep contradicting your selfs, you say it looks bad...but its too good to be gameplay...thank god nobody cares about your opinion.

chrisulloa3621d ago

"you fanboys keep contradicting your selfs, you say it looks bad...but its too good to be gameplay...thank god nobody cares about your opinion."

SaberEdge3621d ago

Sheesh, another blind fanboy! How many of them are there?

Halo Reach is easily among the very best looking games to ever appear on a console.

avengers19783620d ago

No it looks bad and it's not even game play footage. The game play will look slightly worse than that. The CGI trailer attempting to show off the power of the new engine did nothing to help microsoft. The trailer did not look as good as actual in game footage of KZ2, and was a farcry from uncharted 2. The bots have come out in force to defend the trailer, and that says to me that even they were underwhelmed by it. The real problem is that even though it was unimpressive the bots will buy it because it says Halo, then they will complain when it's not good just like ODST(Bungie pulled a fast one on you, what could have been DLC was charged full retail price for a game 60 bucks, could have been 25 dollar DLC.)

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DecoyOctopus3621d ago

no beta for you... you have to re buy odst...

Lord_Ranos3621d ago

Ewww rebuying ODST is like selling your soul to the reaper. That game was very crap. Only thing I like about it was the Firefight Mode which is great.

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SaberEdge3621d ago

Halo ODST was not crap. It was worth every cent I paid for it.

SixZeroFour3621d ago

did you skip through the cutscenes or something, it had a great story...gameplay (on legendary, with 3 other friends) was also enjoyable

as for op...yup, no beta for you, and if you sold it once and rather quickly(?) doubt you would buy it again huh

peeps3620d ago

ODST was v v mediocre imo, i'm v surprised it got the praise it got, however i am gonna hold on to my copy to play the Reach beta. Besides it's not like companies give you much for trade ins anyway!

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