May 16, 2012

Halo 4 Limited Edition announced

Yes, you read that right. This morning, in The Halo Bulletin 5.16.12, 343 announced the Halo 4 Limited Edition.  There will be no Legendary Edition. Which is fine by me, since I would only be forced by my unholy lust into shelling out another $50 that I don't have. The Limited Edition will be sold for a cool $99. (Details below)

• War Games Map Pack AccessThe competitive multiplayer modes of Halo 4 are known as War Games. The Limited Edition includes access to nine maps - three future competitive multiplayer map packs, each including three locations, available for download post-launch on Xbox LIVE. Yes, you read that correctly; you get nine maps in the form of future DLC with the purchase of the Halo 4 Limited Edition. Score!

• Specializations

Everyone will have access to select Specializations, but those that purchase the Halo 4 Limited Edition will receive the ability to unlock six Specializations early, available at launch on Xbox LIVE. You can use them, one at a time, to achieve higher ranks in your Spartan career. In addition to gaining access to new ranks, Specializations unlock new customization options. We’ll be releasing more information about Specializations at E3, so expect additional details about this particular feature then.

• UNSC Infinity Briefing Packet

The UNSC Infinity Briefing Packet includes a Spartan armor customization schematic, information about UNSC weapons, an introduction to the massive ship UNSC Infinity, and insight into what it means to be one of humanity’s finest warriors: The Spartan-IVs. Story lovers will especially enjoy this in-fiction offering that provides a glimpse into the indoctrination of Spartans aboard the Infinity.

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Special Edition

The Special Edition of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is a 90-minute extended version of the live-action digital series which will take fans back to the terrifying beginning of the Human/Covenant war, when the Master Chief inspired a young cadet who would eventually become a leader aboard the UNSC’s greatest vessel ever: the UNSC Infinity.

Digital content also includes in-fiction bonus content that expands the characters and stories of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, special featurette Bringing Gaming into Reality, and a behind the scenes look at the making of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.

• Bonus digital content through Xbox LIVE

The Limited Edition includes the following bonus digital content through Xbox LIVE: unique in-game Spartan-IV armor skin, unique in-game weapon skin for the Assault Rifle, an exclusive in-game emblem, Xbox LIVE Avatar prop, and Xbox LIVE Avatar Spartan IV armor set.

May 14, 2012

Guess The Voice

This is an old commercial for Carnival. Can you guess who is talking in the background? First one gets a cookie.

"Your Peice of the Halo 4 Puzzle" solved, Halo 4 Official Box-Art

This morning, thousands of Halo fans recieved an email from Microsoft with a sliver of an image. Recipients quickly realized that they needed to put the images together. Well, the puzzle is solved.

Obviously, this is the Offical Box Art for Halo 4.

May 8, 2012

Titan Books to make "Awakening: The Art of Halo 4"

Titan Books has signed on to make an art book for Halo 4 with never before seen concept art, as well as the usual weapons, vehicles, characters, species and vast environments.

There is no release date yet, but it will sell for $30 (hardback), and is 192 pages long.

May 2, 2012