A comparison between Halo 2 and Halo 2 Anniversary cinematics. 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.
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
343 Industries announces Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One this November with Halo 5 Multiplayer Beta in December. Included in this collection are re-vamped versions of Halo 1-4 with Halo 2 getting the anniversary treatment.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Includes:
Halo CE Anniversary
Halo 2 Anniversary
Halo Nightfall (Digital Series by Ridley Scott)
Access to Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta (December 27th, 2014 – January 22)
The collection features a single unified interfaced, to give you seamless access to all 4 games, everything will be unlocked from the start, Spartan ops is included, forge will be available for Halo 2, 3 and 4. Yes bringing forge to Halo 2 for the first time. There will also be a feature for custom playlists so you can pick and choose campaign missions from all 4 games and play them in the order you choose.
Halo 2 will be getting the full anniversary treatment, featuring the ability to revert back to its original graphics by a touch of a button.
In Halo 2 Anniversary We’ll be able to uncover Halo 5 Guardians story elements with extended cut scenes, hidden terminal videos, and utilize all new skulls to experience the campaign in a whole new way.
All of the original 25 multiplayer maps from Halo 2 are included. Play on fan favorites including Ivory Tower, Ascension, and Lockout, plus 6 completely re-imagined maps.
The collection will have over 100 multiplayer maps, every map from Halo 1 through 4 – only excluding the extra PC maps Edit: PC exlcusive maps for Halo CE and Halo 2 have now been included. Each game will run at 1080p, 60 frames per second, and have dedicated servers. And each game will have its original multiplayer engine – including Halo 2 just as it shipped 10 years ago – button glitches and all.
And for you achievement hunters, the collection will have 4000 gamescore for you to unlock!
Earlier today HaloWaypoint began tweeting out photos of some toys at this year’s Toy Fair in New York. Among the photos, 2 of them were of prototypes from the popular McFarlane Toys. The first being a prototype Master Chief figure modeled after the Halo on Xbox One trailer that we’re all very familiar with.
Complete with a cloak and a promethean boltshot. In regards to this photo, there isn’t much to say. The real story lies within the second photo; A photo of a Halo 2 Master Chief prototype. So here we are again, it feels like 343 is teasing us.
I would just like to point out that this isn’t some old left over toy from 2004. McFarlane toys didn’t start making Halo toys till after Halo 3’s launch. Prior to this, Joyride was making Halo toys (most notably the one used for the famous Arby ‘n’ the Chief Machinima series). This figurine begs the question. Why make one for a game that’s over 10 years old?
GameZone released a snippet from an interviewed Steve Downes, the long-time voice of Master Chief, and he told them that we shouldn’t expect to see Halo 5 in 2014, but that the series will still see at least one release this year.
“I think you may be ahead of yourself on Halo 5,” Downes said. “I wouldn’t expect anything until 2015. What you can look forward to this year is an anniversary edition of Halo 2.”
No official statement has been made by 343 Industries or Microsoft.
Are you excited for a potential Halo 2 Anniversary?
Now normally I wouldn’t make a post about this, but there are some STRONG rumors that surfaced on NeoGAF by a apparently “verified” user who works within the industry.
The user dropped a bunch of information, which as of now has yet to be confirmed or denied so keep that in mind. The user revealed that Halo 2 Anniversary would be coming out on November 11th, 2014 for Xbox One, along with the delay of Halo 5 for one year (to 2015). The user went on to say that there will be a Halo 5 beta included with Halo 2 Anniversary and that H2A will actually have two versions, with one of them including ports of Halo 3 and Halo 4 for Xbox One. This all seems to good to be true, I am slightly skeptical, but other credible NeoGAF users have flip-flopped over the user’s verification but have also stated that Microsoft is pursuing this guy for releasing trade secrets. Who knows at this point.