Welcome to the Official Halo 4 Thread! Your home to all things Halo 4 (at least until the game comes out!) First off I'd like to thank my partner in crime, Millemium for all the help done to get this thread going and secondly I'd like to thank Miz1q2w3e for the most excellent banners you see in this thread.
Vgchartz Halo 4 gamertags & playtimes. All playtimes are put in as Eastern Standard time for the USA -- http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
|Gamertag||Best Time to Play|
|YO mUThEr||Late afternoon/early evening almost every day|
|Fmundafunksak||Late night mostly every day|
|br00tal ben||Not specified|
|smroadkill15||Thursday - Sunday in the afternoons|
|IXI Mo D IXII||Not specified|
|CrissCross PRO||Not specified|
|Marcus Stanford||Nov 6th - end of January|
Halo 4 Launch Trailer
Halo 4 is set to release Worldwide on November 6th 2012.
The story so far
Halo 4 marks the triumphet return of the Master Chief (also known as John 117) to the series and is the start to an entire new Halo trilogy named the "Reclaimer Trilogy". Halo 4 picks up a few months after Halo 3 ended where the Master Chief was left stranded on the Forward Unto Dawn with Cortana after the ship broke in half as they were trying to escape Installation 00 and now find themselves near a mysterious Forerunner planet facing an ancient evil bent on vengeance and anihilation.
The story of Halo 4 will be less focused on the series' traditional straightforward FPS and instead be focused more on mystery, exploration and discovery. Forerunner elements will be featured extensively in the game's environment and will reveal how humanity has adapted to the galaxy after the end of their war with the Covenant. Overall, this new Halo trilogy will be much darker than past Halo games.
For an extremely in-depth analysis of the Halo lore, go to BenVTriggers Official Halo Lore Thread.
Halo 4 Limited Edition
There will only be two different version of Halo 4 to buy upon release. The normal $59 run-of-the-mill version and the beefed up $99 Limited Edition. The Halo 4 Limited Edition will include the following:
- Three future competitive map packs for a total of 9 maps to destroy and corpse-hump your foes.
- The ability to unlock 6 Specializations early (expect more info on what Specializations are post E3)
- The UNSC Infinity Briefing Package. This includes a Spartan Armor schematic, information about UNSC weapons, and introduction to the massive ship UNSC Infinity, and insight on what it means to be one of humanity's finest warriors.
- A 90-minute special extended version of the live action digital series known as Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn as well as a behind the scenes at the making of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.
- Bonus digital content through Xbox Live including a unique in-game Spartan IV armor and Assault Rifle skin, an exclusive in-game emblem, and Xbox Live avatar prop, and a Xbox Live avatar Spartan IV armor set.
Halo 4 Limited Edition Xbox 360
The Limited Edition Halo 4 360 costs $399 and includes the following:
- Limited Edition Halo 4 skin on the 360 and controllers.
- Comes with 2 special Halo 4 controllers with blue LED lights.
- Halo 4 regular edition.
- Black headset.
- 320 GB HDD.
- Downloadable content including unique armor and weapon skin, a unique emblem, matching avatar armor, and a unique avatar prop.
- Exclusive on/off Halo 4 sound effects.
- The smugness that comes with buying the sexiest console of all time.
Halo 4 boxart
|Pos||Game||Platform||Year||Genre||Publisher||North America||Europe||Japan||Rest of World||Global|
|1||Halo 3||X360||2007||Shooter||Microsoft Game Studios||7.58||2.65||0.13||1.16||11.52|
|2||Halo: Reach||X360||2010||Shooter||Microsoft Game Studios||6.43||1.70||0.08||0.81||9.01|
|3||Halo 2||XB||2004||Shooter||Microsoft Game Studios||6.82||1.53||0.05||0.08||8.49|
|4||Halo: Combat Evolved||XB||2001||Shooter||Microsoft Game Studios||4.98||1.30||0.08||0.07||6.43|
|5||Halo 3: ODST||X360||2009||Shooter||Microsoft Game Studios||4.14||1.26||0.06||0.59||6.04|
|6||Halo Wars||X360||2009||Strategy||Microsoft Game Studios||1.18||0.71||0.04||0.20||2.13|
|7||Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary||X360||2011||Shooter||Microsoft Game Studios||1.09||0.51||0.03||0.17||1.82|