Yesterday the release date for the Xbox One Remastered version of Halo 3: ODST was revealed on Xbox.com. Or so fans thought. It turns out the May 29th date was nothing more than a placeholder. The revelation comes from a couple of tweets sent out by the official Halo account on twitter. According to the account, the game is still in the final stages of testing and an official announcement of its release will be given once the “date is determined”.
A placeholder release date for the ODST campaign for Halo: The Master Chief Collection was inadvertently listed on the Xbox Store. (1/2)
Back in December of last year, 343 Industries announced that players who played Halo: The Master Chief Collection between the game’s launch and December 19, 2014, would receive a remastered ODST for free.
Calling all Halo fans! This Saturday, January 3rd only at Gamestop there will be an exclusive “Halo Day.” According to a recent article by Gamespot and a flyer that I received from Gamestop, gamers are invited to come out and take advantage of exclusive Halo deals.
Any Halo fanatic that attends will receive a free Halo controller skin and/or an analog stick skin as well. Gamestop is also going to be offering an exclusive Halo Game bundle which includes six Halo tiles for $50, however the names of the games were not released. You can also save $5 on Halo figures and $20 on the SLYR headset.
With the Halo 5 beta starting this week for owners of the Halo Master Chief Collection, be sure to pre-order your copy of Halo 5 Guardians while at Gamestop to receive an exclusive poster. And with the exciting start of the beta, it was also announced that Halo 5 will have collector’s editions at prices of $100 and $250 respectively. Although there are limited details this far on these collector’s editions, it’s still great news for any hardcore Halo fan.
“Halo Day” is a great way to start your New Year, so head out to Gamestop on Saturday, January 3rd and take advantage of these great Halo deals.
The most anticipated gaming collection ever made, “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” has just received some even more exciting news for players. Recently 343 Industries revealed some new information regarding “Halo 5: Guardians” and it’s directly link to the upcoming “Halo: Master Chief Collection.” According to a report from IGN, 343 announced 4 new armors that can be collected through gaining certain achievements in Halo MCC. The Mark VI (Gen 1), Mark VI (Gen 1) Scarred, Helioskrill, and Nightfall armors are “early high-res armor developments. Materials not representative of final in game model,” according to a quote from 343. Which essentially means that these armors are still a work in progress and will look a little more ragged and beat up when they are complete.
All four of the armors will be useable in the Halo 5 beta and will carry over to the game once it is released. There are 4,000 achievement points to gain from playing “The Halo: The Master Chief Collection,” but it only takes 4 specific achievements to obtain these 4 armors. The list of the achievements needed to do so and the armors that they will get you are below. Here’s a sneak peek of the armor:
Helioskrill armor can be retained by achieving the “Legend” achievement. By completing the previously mentioned achievements you will get both the helmet and armor.
The Mark VI (Gen 1) is collected by earning the “Your Journey Begins” achievement
The Mark VI (Gen 1) Scarred armor is received by earning the “Cairo Stations” achievement.
To gain the “Nightfall” armor helmet you must watch the Halo: Nightfall Episode 1 Second Story. To collect the armor players will have to watch all 5 episodes of Halo: Nightfall.
“Halo: The Master Chief Collection” is only 10 days away and this news just adds a little more fuel to the fire of excitement.
The Headline Tour Trailer for Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Xbox ONE Exclusive) releasing with four games, all of the DLC, and core multiplayer modes left untouched from the classic days, paired with dedicated servers and graphics upgrades for key items, Halo: The Master Chief Collection will touch down on November 11, 2014.
Recently Uncharted The Movie (not the final version of its name) got a release date and today Halo: Nightfall gets a first look trailer. For those who don’t know, the recently down-sized Xbox Originals will live on thanks to Halo: Nightfall, a live action digital series. Microsoft promised we’d get to see more of it at the San Diego Comic Con and here it is, straight from that industry trade event going on in the West Coast as we speak.
Ridley Scott will executive produce the series (not Spielberg) and its being starred by Mike Colter (as Agent who will also play the lead role in Halo 5: Guardians. The producer has said that this series is set to fill in players on the events leading up to the Xbox ONE exclusive game which will receive Beta access via Halo: Master Chief Collection which will also include free access to Halo: Nightfall when the show releases November 11, 2014.
The game developers behind Halo: Master Chief Collection – officially called “The Master Chief Collection” but also known as HMCC for short (from the same team who made Halo 4) have released a new trailer entitled “Terminal Trailer” in HD 1080P for the upcoming Xbox ONE release which includes Halo 1, 2, 3, and 4 with all DLC maps included, original multiplayer rebirth with no changes made as well as subtle enhancements in Anniversary mode of Halo 2, which looks amazing by the way. Maps have used subtlety altering the maps in Halo 2’s multiplayer while Halo 1’s classic / retro, unaltered multiplayer mode will be available. Any and all changes considered to gameplay mechanics that weren’t perfect were scrapped announces 343 Industries at one industry event that occurred recently.
The vision of Halo 2’s re-mastered multiplayer is to give players the core values and gameplay designs from each retro map, and change nothing unless it was a small change that improved the gameplay. For example, extra paths will be available to skilled players who can distinguish shortcuts through maps – exactly how they did in the past. But now there are a few more pieces of cover from the Tower control zones in the game, and even more paths to discover. Changes appear to be minimal based on what is being shown so far and the addition of Dynamic environments have been revealed, such as an energy shield that covers the Dome control zone in the game.
Be on the look out for more in our Xbox ONE Section coming soon.