Halo 4 is set to reboot the Halo series with an all-new current (and probably next)-gen trilogy dubbed the “Reclaimer Trilogy”.
This will build all new aspects into the Halo universe that developer 343 Industries is taking the reigns on, while expanding the universe to connect to details from the expanded media universe of Halo: books, novels, anime, etc.
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Of course, it will also take Halo to new worlds never touched on before, one of which is….
Shield Worlds. To quote from the computerandvideogames feature story on Halo 4:
“The surprises are new weapons, new vehicles, and a brave new world – one that’s been a part of Halo lore from the very beginning. When the Forerunners were building Halos to stop The Flood, they also built Shield Worlds to protect their civilisation and others from the 25,000 light year-range of the seven Halos’ blast. A colossal Dyson Sphere-like construct, a Shield World is a planet inside another larger sphere. It’s a different aspect of Forerunner architecture. The thing that connected people to the first Halo is that mystery, so that’s where a lot of our pressure on the art team is going right now. We want the player to feel that initial experience of discovery. And there’s lots of room to explore; early art shows a Forerunner world that’s alive and thriving – a world never exposed to the first and only mass Halo activation 100,000 years ago.”
Here’s the Halo 4 debut trailer.
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