A new skull in Halo 2 Anniversary called the Prophet Birthday Party Skull. It makes you rock out with the Prophet while you knock him out.
There are new skulls for Halo 2 Anniversary in the Master Chief Collection. I show you the Prophet Birthday Party skull which changes the sounds when you melee the Prophet of Regret in Halo 2 Anniversary campaign. By doing this you also earn the achievement “Needs More Whammy Bar”
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.
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!
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
343 Industries revealed that Sanctuary will be 1 of the 6 remastered Halo 2 maps for Halo 2 Anniversary. Sanctuary joins Ascension, Coagulation, and Zanzibar. There are rumors that Lockout will be one of the six. The final map is unknown.
There are reports that the remastered Sanctuary actually has the name of “Shrine”. This is seen while paused in-game.
Larry Hryb sat down with Dan Ayoub, Executive Producer at 343 Industries, to give us a more detailed walkthrough of Halo 2 Anniversary and it’s remastered map Sanctuary.
Finally check out this multiplayer footage on the remastered Sanctuary.
A comparison between Halo 2 and Halo 2 Anniversary graphics. Check out these screenshots, cinematic stills, and gameplay to see the difference. Halo 2 Anniversary is only available in the Halo: The Master Chief Collection out this November. 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 this Halo 2 Anniversary Cairo Station Campaign Gameplay. It’s currently a work in progress. Halo 2 Anniversary is part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection which releases November 11th 2014