New Halo 4 Details Revealed

Halo 4

Following the unveiling of Halo 4's box art last Monday, Microsoft has dropped some new information on this highly anticipated game. The first, and possibly most exciting reveal came in the form of Spartan Ops, a side story told in weekly episodes. Part of the just announced Halo Infinity Multiplayer, this new mode, playable in both single player and co-op, is essentially a separate campaign. Although it intersects with the main story, SO features its own cinematics, its own missions, and even its own set of characters - a new group of Spartans dubbed Majestic Squad. Access to Spartan Ops will be included with the game at no extra charge.

Additionally, competitive multiplayer has been renamed as War Games in Halo 4. Although light on details, expect enhancements to loadout and player progression, as well as "fresh, immersive new game modes". The ability to augment your Spartan using combat enhancements (specializations, as they will be known in this game was also outed. Last, but certainly not least, a limited edition SKU of the game has been announced.

Priced at $99.99, the limited edition will contain a number of items, both physical and digital, designed to complement the Halo 4 experience. Content includes access to three multiplayer map packs (upon availability), early access to six specializations, a UNSC Infinity Briefing Packet, five Xbox Live digital bonuses, and a 90 minute extended cut of the upcoming live action digital series, Halo 4: Forward Until Dawn.

Halo 4 will be available November 6, 2012; exclusively on the Xbox 360.

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