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Old Aug 08, 2002, 12:00 PM
SuperJunxMan SuperJunxMan is offline
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Default Halo 2 Announced this Morning

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Read All the details here, I can't wait...Super

After Halo shipped, a lot of people assumed they knew what
Bungie would do next. "Of course they'll do a sequel to
Halo," went the prevailing wisdom. "They'd be stupid not to
capitalize on the success of the first game. And there are so
many loose ends to tie up. Yeah, there's definitely a sequel
in the works." So it may not come as a surprise to you, dear
readers, that we formally announced Halo 2 at X02 in New
York City this morning.

I think I can assume that anyone reading about Halo 2 on
Bungie's own Halo site probably knows the basics already.
You already know Halo 2 is the sequel to Halo. You already
know Halo walked off with a ton of rave reviews and
Game-of-the-Year awards. You already know the bar has
been raised and expectations for a sequel are high. You
already know Bungie has no intention of disappointing

What you really want to know is: "What does it look like?
What's new? What's the solo campaign all about? What
about multiplayer?" And of course the all-important "When
can I get my hands on it?"

The game itself is everything you loved about the original
Halo, but with all the knobs turned up to 11 this time round.
This is not a quickie "Halo 1.5" follow-up using the same engine. We are using a completely rewritten graphics
engine which allows our artists to work in previously unimaginable complexity and detail. Anyone who thinks the
original Halo stretched the Xbox's graphical abilities to the limit is mistaken. There are gorgeous new realms to be
explored, and Halo 2 will take you there. There will be several new weapons in addition to the reliable old
standards from the first game. Not to mention the new vehicles you'll ride into battle. Or the many new enemies
you'll face. If you had a hard time with the handful of Covenant races you met in the first game, you may wish to
start practicing now; you'll need it when they unleash the rest of their army.

Halo 2 returns you to the role of the Master Chief - still humanity's best weapon against the Covenant. Their defeat
at Halo was only temporary, and they are pursuing their goal - the complete obliteration of humankind - with
renewed zeal. Human military forces are exhausted and unable to stave off the Covenant's rapid advance toward
Earth. Even with the Master Chief back in action, the situation looks dire - and this is at the beginning of the game,
before things get a lot worse. In true Bungie tradition, the solo campaign in Halo 2 deepens and expands upon the
story that began in the first game: old questions will be answered, new mysteries will unfold, and the truly epic
nature of the story will finally be revealed.

Multiplayer is an entirely different kettle of fish. Halo 2 is designed from the ground up to support internet
multiplayer games over Xbox Live™. You're no longer limited to playing LAN games against friends who live
nearby. What's more, the multiplayer experience is being completely redesigned. The first Halo offered just a
glimpse of what we originally had in mind; now, in Halo 2, our designers' vision will come to glorious, explosive

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Old Aug 08, 2002, 02:22 PM
kornunknown kornunknown is offline
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AWESOME..thanks for the info!
Old Aug 08, 2002, 03:04 PM
jaguarsin2001 jaguarsin2001 is offline
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Did you see those in game graphics??? That is seriously sick...I've already got my controller in hand and I'm ready for a little xbox live action ...
Old Aug 08, 2002, 03:15 PM
x_ecutioners x_ecutioners is offline
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sounds great,cant wait for it some good x box games to come out and to get xbox live going
Old Aug 08, 2002, 05:01 PM
Plasdaq Plasdaq is offline
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Oh HE|| YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!
Old Aug 08, 2002, 05:52 PM
Best Sella Best Sella is offline
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HELLL actually gonna buy halo this time,and not rip it,lol....!!sounds awesome

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