First Halo 4 trailer shown at E3 2011. Start of a new Trilogy

Halo 4 screenshot
Halo 4 was finally officially announced exclusively for Xbox 360 by Microsoft on their E3 2011 press conference this week. It’s being developed by 343 Industries and is due out in Holiday 2012.

This fantastic news for Halo fans is made even better with the confirmation that this game will be the first in a new Trilogy!

“The news millions of Halo fans have waited for: Halo 4 is on the way. But that’s not all…” teased Microsoft Game Studios.

At the very end of the press conference the teaser showed Master Chief waking up from cryostatis to Cortana’s screams for help. As their spaceship explodes all around them, the Chief downloads Cortana’s A.I. program into his MJOLNIR armor suit and uses his newfound jetpack to get out. As they reach the outside of their spaceship, they see a Forerunner structure lighting/opening up.

A fun tidbit is that the Halo 1 HD remake called “Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary” for Xbox 360, will have added video Terminals to discover. Which will have clues to secrets about the Halos and how Master Chief got to be on them, told from the perspective of 343 Guilty Spark. These will lead into what Halo 4’s story is about.

Here’s the first Halo 4 CGI teaser trailer:

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E3 2011 Microsoft Press Conference Roundup: Halo 4, Fable: The Journey, Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary, Ryse from Crytek, Minecraft on Xbox 360, watch TV and youtube, Bing search and UFC announced. Kinect Star Wars, Mass Effect 3 with voice control, Disneyland Adventures and Fun Labs demoed

The beautiful Microsoft E3 2011 stage awash in glowing green
Microsoft’s E3 2011 Press Conference has just ended, and a bevy of new games and upcoming features, mostly revolving around Kinect-based voice control and gesture abilities, were shown off at the Pre-E3 keynote. Here is a recap of all that was shown with my notes from the show.

Navigate to each of the games announced and demoed using the Table of Contents list below. Where you can see their new trailers and live demos from the conference and read my notes taken live as I watched the event unfold.

Don’t forget to check out our E3 2011 Schedule and Showtimes/E3 history page to see all of the E3 2011 publisher-held conferences and when they are scheduled, and to read our Electronic Entertainment Expo coverage going back to 2006!

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Halo 4: The Secret Files. Everything Bungie talked about

The following Bungie developer interview notes are a summary of everything Halo 4 the company talked about or what was hinted at. We dubbed it “The Secret Files” that puts one and one together. Every Halo fan obviously knows the (original) Halo trilogy is over (Halo 3 was left with an open ending). But with …

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