Unul dintre cele mai asteptate jocuri ale anului, Halo 4, se va lansa pe 6 noiembrie. Jocul marcheaza inceputul unei noi trilogii, a carei poveste se desfasoara la patru ani după evenimentele din Halo 3.
Halo 4 nu este dezvoltat de Bungie, studioul care s-a ocupat de celelalte jocuri ale seriei, ci de 343 Industries.
Jocul marcheaza intoarcerea lui Master Chief (John-117) ca protagonist principal. De asemenea va aparea in joc si Cortana.
Franciza Halo a fost initial imaginata ca o trilogie. Succesul spectaculos al seriei 3, cel mai vandut joc din istorie, i-a facut pe dezvoltatori sa se razgandeasca si sa caute o continuare.
“Incepem o noua saga cu Halo 4. Suntem siguri ca va fi cel mai de succes joc din istoria Xbox”, a declarat, intr-un comunicat, Phil Spencer, corporate vice presedinte la Microsoft Studios.
Mai multe amanunte, in comunicatul de presa de mai jos.
REDMOND, Wash. — April 17, 2012 — The countdown has begun for the landmark entertainment event millions of fans worldwide have been anticipating for more than four years. “Halo 4,” the hotly anticipated sequel to the iconic franchise that has shaped entertainment history, will launch worldwide on Nov. 6, 2012.
“Halo 4″ marks the return of legendary hero Master Chief, named by Fast Company as “one of the most popular characters in gaming history1,” and aims to set a new standard for blockbuster interactive entertainment with the launch. Set four years after the events in “Halo 3,” Master Chief returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. Developed by 343 Industries, “Halo 4″ marks a new beginning for the landmark entertainment franchise that has sold more than 40 million games worldwide and inspired multiple New York Times best-selling novels, live-action shorts, comic books, action figures and apparel.
“We are beginning a new saga with ‘Halo 4′ and embarking on a journey that will encompass the next decade of ‘Halo’ games and experiences,” said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios. “Millions of fans worldwide have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to step back into the boots of Master Chief, and, with ‘Halo 4′ leading the charge, we’re confident 2012 will be the most successful year in Xbox history.”
“Halo 3,” the biggest consumer product launch of all time when it released in 20072, concluded the original game trilogy, but left many unanswered questions around the fates of the series’ beloved hero, the Master Chief, and his artificial intelligence companion, Cortana. On Nov. 6, fans will experience the next chapter of the iconic franchise. Tonight, Conan O’Brien will help celebrate this fall’s launch of “Halo 4″ with a special segment on “CONAN” on TBS at 11 p.m. PDT/10 p.m. CDT. Those interested should tune in and check out http://www.teamcoco.com or follow @TeamCoco on Twitter for updates and more details.