Maybe I haven’t announced this on my blog, but I am actually, besides all my clamouring over Star Wars and Japanese sub-culture, a big fan of the halo Universe. For somebody like me who doesn’t have an XBox 360 at home, it pays to have friends within a close-knit community (in my case, the 501st legion) who do, so I can visit and join in for some co-op action. So I am very excited (albeit late) to announce that Bungie’s latest Installment to the Halo franchise, Halo: Reach has released an all-new trailer to whet gamers’ appetites on what Bungie postulates would be the biggest gaming phenomenon of 2010, akin to 2009’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
The first Halo game, Combat Evolved, makes brief reference of this epic battle, when Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 abroad the Pillar of Autumn escapes Reach after a successful mission via a blind slipspace jump which lands him at Halo, thus beginning the storyline of Halo: CE. Halo: Reach will apparently be the prequel of that game, and feature a storyline that covers the Battle of Reach in August 2552. The trailer features Noble Team, consisting six members of the SPARTAN-II program including Carter-259, Jorge-052 and Kat-320, the unnamed Recon armor configuration sniper loading his magazines at 00:52, the unnamed EVA armor configuration grenadier with the combat knife and skull-emblazoned visor a la Ghost from COD: MW2 at 01:02 (really reminds you of Terran Marines from Starcraft eh?), and the unnamed ‘new number six’ Lieutenant who had just arrived to join the team moments before combat deployment, and who I highly suspect would be the main playable character in the game. Jorge’s comment ‘didn’t think anyone survived Pegasi’ at 01:13, referring to the Lieutenant, would hint that the Lieutenant was another survivor besides 2 other known Spartans of Pegasi Delta.
Bungie has been known to release Halo trailers that are epic as they are awesome, and this one, which came out at the VGA Video Game Awards 2009, certainly does not disappoint. For more videos from the Spike TV Video Game Awards 2009, click here.