Warlock Remastered for Halo 2 Anniversary

It appears that Warlock will be the 6th and final remastered map for Halo 2 Anniversary. A leaked photo surfaced today apparently from the Tokyo Games Show convention – which just wrapped up – showing a section of the Halo 2 Anniversary Custom Games menu screen; and in the list of maps the concept art for Coagulation appears on the left, Shrine – the remastered Sanctuary on the right, and in the middle we see an image which can be the for map Warlock – now with the new name of Warlord. You can see Warlock’s iconic ramps and circular center structure in this tiny map image.

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This would be the 3rd rendition of the map – first appearing in Halo CE under the name of Wizard and then remade in Halo 2 as part of the Bonus Map Pack in 2005.

Halo 2 Warlock

The Tokyo Games Show has just wrapped up and I would expect that 343 Industries will have the official announcement and reveal for the remastered Warlock very soon – perhaps at EuroGamer Expo, now known as EGX, which kicks off September 25th.

If this is true, which it appears like it really is – Warlord, the remastered Warlock will be the 6th and final remastered map for Halo 2 Anniversary. Joining alongside Ascension (now called Zenith), Coagulation, Zanzibar, Sanctuary (now called Shrine), and Lockout (now called Lockdown).

Of course all of Halo 2’s original maps will be playable in Halo 2 classic multiplayer in the Master Chief Collection. In terms of Halo 2 Anniversary maps we’ve yet to hear the remastered names for Coagulation and Zanzibar – and we’ve only seen concept art of the remastered Coagulation.

What do you guys think of having Warlock as, most likely, the final remastered map for Halo 2 Anniversary? Leave your thoughts in the comment section down below!

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Halo 3 Campaign Demo 1080p!

Dan Ayoub, Executive Producer at 343 Industries sat down and discussed the improvements to the graphics in Halo 3 and Halo 4 in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The Master Chief Collection brings the entire Master Chief storyline to the Xbox One and slight improvements have been made to Halo 3 and Halo 4 to get them to run at 1080p and 60 frames-per-second.

Halo 2 Anniversary – Cairo Station and Delta Halo Campaign Gameplay

Check out the new gameplay footage of the Cairo Station and Delta Halo missions from Halo 2 Anniversary’s Campaign. Halo 2’s campaign is receiving the Anniversary treatment this November 11th as part of the Master Chief Collection. It will feature remastered graphics, remastered weapon sounds, a remastered soundtrack, and will run at 1080p and 60fps. Of course you’ll be able to instantly switch to classic mode and relive the campaign as it was 10 years ago – but this time in 1080p and 60fps. Enjoy!

Also a few new screenshots from the remastered campaign have been released!

Halo 2 Anniversary – Remastered Zanzibar and Gungoose Gameplay!

Check out the gameplay reveal of the remastered Zanzibar for Halo 2 Anniversary. We also have our first glimpse of the highly anticipated Gungoose, a new mongoose with guns!

Halo 2 Anniversary Gungoose

343 Industries also released eight new screenshots for the remastered Zanzibar.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection at Pax Prime 2014

Frank O’Connor, Dan Ayoub, Kiki Wolfkill, Paul Libson and Max Hoberman hosted the Halo panel at this years Pax Prime.

They unveiled a new ViDoc for Halo: Nightfall, talked about the Halo Channel, the remastered soundtrack for Halo 2 Anniversary, the remastered weapons sounds, broke down the design concepts for Lockout and it’s newly remastered version Lockdown for Halo 2 Anniversary, and showed off a demo of Halo 3 running on Xbox One at 1080p and 60 fps.

343 Industries talks about the setting and challenges Agent Locke will face in Halo: Nightfall, a new digital series launching in November and comes with Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

343 Industries showed us the classic and remastered weapon sounds in Halo 2 and Halo 2 Anniversary at Pax Prime 2014

Get a first look and some tips for the remastered Lockout for Halo 2: Anniversary, part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, from Andy “Bravo” Dudynsky.

Here’s the first look at Halo 3 campaign running on Xbox One from the Halo: The Master Chief Collection at Pax Prime 2014.

Halo 2 Anniversary Lockout Remastered

GameSpot and 343 Industries just announced that Lockout will be one the six remastered maps in Halo 2 Anniversary. Lockout joins Ascension (now called Zenith), Coagulation, Zanzibar, and Sanctuary (now called Shrine). The 6th map is still unknown.

The remastered Lockout is now called Lockdown and was playable at Pax Prime 2014. The map features 3 stalactites that can drop down after a few bullets and kill any enemies in the area. They’re located on Battle rifle tower, top mid, and behind sniper rifle tower. The glass in the center is also breakable and can allow players to drop down. The glass takes a lot before it can break, about 4 grenades, and eventually respawns after a certain amount of time. The stalactites do not respawn.