The countdown has begun for what Microsoft hopes will be another landmark entertainment event millions of fans worldwide will anticipate*. For more than four years fans have waited for the Halo 4 release date, their wait for the Xbox 360-exclusive game will come to an end when Halo 4 launches worldwide on November 6th, 2012.
As we saw yesterday, Halo 4 is one of the most anticipated Xbox 360 game of 2012.
Halo 4 marks the return of legendary hero Master Chief, named by Fast Company as “one of the most popular characters in gaming history,” and aims to set a new standard for blockbuster interactive entertainment with the launch. Halo 4 is set four years after the events in Halo 3, and Master Chief returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. Developed by 343 Industries, Halo 4 marks a new beginning for the landmark entertainment franchise that has sold more than 40 million games worldwide and inspired multiple New York Times best-selling novels, live-action shorts, comic books, action figures and apparel.
“We are beginning a new saga with Halo 4 and embarking on a journey that will encompass the next decade of Halo games and experiences.” -Microsoft Studios VC
“We are beginning a new saga with ‘Halo 4′ and embarking on a journey that will encompass the next decade of ‘Halo’ games and experiences,” said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios. “Millions of fans worldwide have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to step back into the boots of Master Chief, and, with ‘Halo 4′ leading the charge, we’re confident 2012 will be the most successful year in Xbox history.”
* Halo 3, the biggest consumer product launch of all time when it released in 2007, concluded the original game trilogy, but left many unanswered questions around the fates of the series’ beloved hero, the Master Chief, and his artificial intelligence companion, Cortana. On November 6, fans will experience the next chapter of the iconic franchise.
Tonight, Conan O’Brien will help celebrate this fall’s launch of Halo 4 with a special segment on “CONAN” on TBS at 11 p.m. PDT/10 p.m. CDT. But you can watch it below right now…
Watch Conan joke around at the Halo 4 developer studios! Check out the 9-minute segment below. Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter have been cast to play ridiculously key roles in the latest installment of this epic video game saga.
If you still can’t tell if this is serious, it sounds like their voices will actually make it into the game haha! Tag along with Conan Blogger Bley, as Conan and Andy explain what they were thinking of while doing their voices for Halo 4!
PS: I love how the Xbox Dashboard has the Halo 4 release date news on it with the description: “Remember to Not Forget” LOL!