Halo 2 Anniversary Official Cinematic Launch Trailer

New Halo 2 Anniversary Cinematic Trailer! Blur Studios is remastering the cinematics for Halo 2 Anniversary within Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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Halo 2 Anniversary Will Have Killcams

Halo 2 Anniversary will have Killcams but reportedly only for custom games. Do you like the idea of Killcams in Halo?

Halo 2 Anniversary Kill Cam

New Halo 2 Anniversary Outskirts Blur Cinematic

New Halo 2 Anniversary Cinematic from the mission Outskirts was teased by IGN. Blur Studios has remastered all the cinematics for Halo 2 Anniversary for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Source: IGN Halo: The Master Chief Collection All Access Livestream 

Halo 2 Anniversary – Silenced SMGs, Gungoose, EMP Tower! Bloodline (Coagulation) Gameplay

Check out the gameplay reveal of Bloodline the remastered Coagulation for Halo 2 Anniversary. Bloodline’s dynamic map element features EMP Towers at each base that disable any nearby vehicles – similar to the overcharged plasma pistol.

Halo 2 Anniversary Bloodline EMP Tower

We also get to see Suppressed SMGs (formerly known as Silenced SMGs) and Speed Boost for the first time, along with more Gungoose and Hornet gameplay! Also the Suppressed SMGs are also dual weldable!

Halo 2 Anniversary Dual Wield Suppressed SMGs

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Halo 2 Anniversary Theater Mode Confirmed!

No details about Theater Mode for Halo: The Master Chief Collection have surfaced since Frank O’Connor stated will only exist for Halo 3 and Halo 4 back in June.

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Until now, in a recent Halo Bulletin 343 Industries listed the controls for Halo: The Master Chief Collection and in the list of controls for Theater mode Halo 2 Anniversary Multiplayer is listed next to Halo 3 and Halo 4

“Theater Controls (Halo 2: Anniversary Multiplayer, Halo 3, Halo 4)

• Turn sensitivity: 4 levels
• Panning: Hold to pan, toggle
• Camera Speed: 4 levels
• Camera Thrust: 3 levels”

Note that Theater mode will only be for Halo 2 Anniversary’s Multiplayer and not Campaign. This is most likely due to the campaign having to run 2 engines simultaneously.

 

 

New Halo 2 Anniversary and Halo 2 Classic Gameplay!

IGN released more Halo 2 Anniversary and Halo 2 Classic gameplay from Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This video also shows the Hornet in Halo 2 Anniversary can indeed fire rockets!

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Halo 2 Anniversary Soundtrack Sneak Peak

IGN Just released 6 remastered soundtracks for Halo 2 Anniversary. 5 of them are short previews and one is the full length remastered Halo Theme (Mjolnir Mix) with Steve Vai reprising his role – now with the name of Gungnir Mix!

Misha Mansoor’s 2 newly commissioned songs will be replacing Breaking Benjamin’s Blow Me Away and Incubus’s Follow in the Anniversary version. However, Blow Me Away and Follow will still be there in the classic version of the campaign – it’s your choice which to experience at the touch of a button!

Halo2Anniversary SoundtrackSource: IGN

 

Halo 2 Anniversary HORNET and BLOODLINE Gameplay (Coagulation)

IGN just released a video expressing their thoughts and experiences with Halo the MCC and within the video we got our first gameplay and glimpses of the Remastered Coagulation for Halo 2 Anniversary, now with the new name of Bloodline.

Halo 2 Anniversary Hornet

And as you can see…. There’s a Hornet on screen. No this is not Halo 3, this is Halo 2 Anniversary gameplay and it looks like in the anniversary version we’ll be able to use the hornet! This makes me wonder what other additional vehicles have made their way over to the Anniversary multiplayer.

Halo 2 Anniversary Hornet

We know that the assault rifle, silenced SMG, and other sandbox items like the mongoose have made it into Halo 2 Anniversary – as well as the Gungoose a brand new vehicle! Now you can add Halo 3’s Hornet to the mix!

Looking back at the footage you can see there’s a large bunker like structure in the middle of the map. There are also man cannons on top of the bases.  And to the side of each base there’s a large metal bridge that was shown to us many Halo bulletins ago.

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There’s no mention what the map’s dynamic element is but I’m speculating that it could be a river. The “path” that winds through the map seems deeper than before and leads all the way to the box canyons  – and back when Warlock was leaked the map’s image in the menu system shows a distinctive blue color winding through the map which was not in the concept art released back in RTX.

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Source: IGN

Warlock Remastered Announced for Halo 2 Anniversary

As part of IGN First, IGN announced that Warlock will be the 6th and final remastered map for Halo 2 Anniversary.

The remastered Warlock, now called Warlord now joins

  • Ascension now called Zenith
  • Coagulation now called Bloodline
  • Zanzibar now called Stonetown
  • Sanctuary now called Shrine
  • And, Lockout now called Lockdown

Warlord has a few changes beyond the graphical remastering and amazing skybox – jump boxes and additional minor pieces of cover have been added to the map. At the moment, no mention of a dynamic map element like the other remastered maps for Halo 2 Anniversary

New Halo 2 Anniversary Campaign Cinematics!

IGN just announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be the IGN First game for the month of October. They’ll be revealing footage of all 4 games within the collection and revealing the 6th and last remastered map for Halo 2 Anniversary – which is rumoured to be Warlock. IGN’s coverage will begin on October 6th with content every weekday and on Oct 22nd they will have a livestream with Halo 2’s original multiplayer lead designer Max Hoberman.

Along with this announcement IGN posted a trailer which had a few seconds of new remastered cinematics for Halo 2 Anniversary.

Halo 2 Anniversary Cinematics

We get to briefly see Sergeant Johnson delivering the scorpion tank during the Metropolis mission, followed by Tartarus using his Fist of Rukt gravity hammer to capture 343 Guilty Spark after Arby killed the Heretic, and then finally Master Chief running outside of the temple after killing the Prophet of Regret as a Covenant fleet fires upon the temple.

Halo 2 Anniversary Cinematics

Now Blur Studios is in charge of remastering Halo 2 Anniversary’s cinematics for the Master Chief Collection. The remastered cinematics won’t be a 1 for 1 recreation of the originals but that’s because Blur has added their own tiny spin to them and they’ve been extended bringing the total length of the cutscenes to around 1 hour. There will also be brand-new prologue and epilogue cutscenes that will act as bookends and these will provide some details and story elements for Halo 5: Guardians.

Halo 2 Anniversary Cinematics

Blur Studio has worked with Halo in the past, producing Halo 4’s Scanned Trailer and the cinematics for Halo Wars.

Now when you pick up Halo: The Master Chief Collection and go to play Halo 2 Anniversary’s Campaign you will have to make a choice of which cinematics you want to experience – original or remastered – so choose wisely as you won’t be able to switch between them on the fly like you can with the graphics and sound.

Source: http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/10/03/the-ign-first-game-for-october-ishalo-the-master-chief-collection