Halo 5 E3 Trailer and Hololens Demo

Microsoft kicked off its E3 game industry conference with new footage from its latest blockbuster game, "Halo 5: Guardians," which is set to come out on Oct. 27 and features a bigger multiplayer than ever before with up to 24 live players and maps four times the size of previous versions.

Peace is shattered when colony worlds are unexpectedly attacked, and when humanity's greatest hero goes missing, Spartan Locke is tasked with hunting the Master Chief and solving a mystery that threatens the entire galaxy. Is Locke a friend, or foe? Is Master Chief an ally, or the enemy? 

Microsoft also had a bonus for fans on the E3 floor this year. Much like their mind blowing Minecraft presentation, the new Hololens had another surprise loaded up. Microsoft has created holograms for the UNSC Infinity ship and Commander Palmer which walk through the various enemies you’ll face in the new Warzone mode in Halo 5.

All of the various elements are projected onto a table in a special custom-built Halo stand at Microsoft’s E3 booth. Microsoft are not letting cameras near this setup. You can check out the gallery below to see over 100 pictures from the new game.

Halo 4 - The Flood Returns

343 Industries has confirmed that The Flood will return in Halo 4's multiplayer. In a massive set of screenshots released today. Microsoft showed off The Flood in action, as well as a new map. The Flood will return in a new multiplayer mode called Flood. The mode supports up to 10 players. Two will start out as infected, with the goal of infecting the other players.

343 also showed off new shots of two UNSC vehicles, a troop carrier called Mammoth and a huge mech called the Mantis, as well as a new multiplayer map called Complex.

Check out these stunning Halo 4 screenshots. 

 

Halo 4 UNSC Weapons and Sounds

Beginning a series of looks at Halo 4’s new, returning, and revised weapons, Halo Waypoint kicks off the sequence with a video examining the familiar, and occasionally surprising, human weapons used by the Master Chief and the rest of the UNSC.

Below you can see and hear the weapons in action, and get some insight into the objective tech specs, subjective impressions, and advice about how and when to use them from the game’s developers and staff.

Launching worldwide exclusively on Xbox 360 Nov.6, 2012, Halo 4 is the next blockbuster installment of the iconic franchise that has shaped entertainment history and defined a generation of gamers. Developed by 343 Industries, Halo 4 continues the story of the series’ iconic hero Master Chief as he returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. Halo 4 takes the series in a bold new direction by delivering its most epic and explorative campaign yet, alongside an emotionally resonant story and a groundbreaking multiplayer offering unlike anything before it – setting the stage for an epic new sci-fi saga.

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Halo 4 Release Date

November 6 is an important date in Halo’s vast and fascinating history. For the uninitiated, that was the day the Master Chief found a weapon, a parched Grunt stumbled upon the starship, and Staff Sergeant Avery Junior Johnson discovered the answer to one of life’s most perplexing questions. He wasn’t born knowing what the ladies like, you know. Now they’re adding another data point to that particular date on the Halo timeline, and that’s the release of Halo 4. 

The end of Halo 3 found the Master Chief deep in cryogenic sleep, drifting toward a mysterious Forerunner planet, with Cortana instructed to wake him if she needs him. You can now consider his alarm clock officially set because Halo 4, the game that marks the much anticipated return of legendary hero Master Chief, will launch worldwide on November 6, 2012.