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

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

Halo 2 Anniversary – Cinematic Motion Capture BTS – SDCC 2014

343 Industries showed us a behind the scenes look of Halo 2 Anniversary’s cinematics and the motion capture work that goes into producing the final product – which is being made by Blur Studio.

Halo 2 Anniversary is only available in the Halo: The Master Chief Collection out this November 11th. Blur is handling the re-mastering of all of the Halo 2 cutscenes, terminal videos for Halo 2 Anniversary, and they’re including brand-new prologue and epilogue cutscenes that will act as bookends that will provide some details and story elements for Halo 5: Guardians.

Check out the Halo 2 Anniversary Cinematic trailer and comparison to the original Halo 2 cinematics.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Dev Panel – SDCC 2014

The Halo: The Master Chief Collection Developer Panel from San Diego Comic-Con 2014.

Check out exclusive look at Halo: The Master Chief Collection, with a behind-the-scenes before and after video of the incredible work Blur Studio is doing to bring Halo 2: Anniversary cinematics to new life, and also learn about another map that you’ll see re-mastered and reimagined in Halo 2: Anniversary as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Get ready to spend some time this November in sandy, sunny Zanzibar!

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is available only for Xbox One this November!

Andy “Bravo” Dudynsky, Halo Community Manager
Dennis Ries, Senior Producer on Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Frank O’Connor, Halo Franchise Development Director
Max Hoberman, President at Certain Affinity
Franck Balson, Director at Blur Studio

The panel is one hour long but if you want a recap click here!

Also checkout the Halo: Nightfall SDCC panel

Halo 2: Anniversary Cinematic Trailer

Take a first look at the overhauled Halo 2: Anniversary cut-scenes in this trailer from Blur Studio. Included in Halo: The Master Chief Collection as part of Halo 2: Anniversary, the cut-scenes immerse fans into the critically acclaimed story and complement fully the re-mastered campaign gameplay.

In addition to Halo 2: Anniversary celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Halo: The Master Chief Collection also features Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 4, Halo: Nightfall, and access to the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta. This is the definitive Halo experience, coming November 11, 2014.