It is just one week until the highly anticipated release of “Halo 4,”. To celebrate the blockbuster title, more than 200 EB Games stores across Australia will be open for midnight madness, with flagship events in major capital cities Sydney (MacArthur Square), Melbourne (Werribee Plaza), Brisbane (Carindale) and Adelaide (Tea Tree Plaza). JB Hi-Fi will also have selected stores open across NSW and Qld counting down to midnight. 1
Sydney Halo fans and media are invited to head to EB Games, Macarthur Square, Campbelltown from 10pm on Monday November 5 to take part in the event including giveaways, the chance to play Halo multiplayer on the cinema screens and check out fans in cosplay.
Microsoft and 343 Industries today debuted the launch trailer for Spartan Ops, a new story-driven, episodic co-op adventure in “Halo 4” that blends immersive storytelling, high-quality cinematics and action-packed gameplay to deliver an unprecedented serialised experience.
Through a weekly series of cinematic episodes, Spartan Ops will tell the continuing story of the UNSC Infinity, following the events of “Halo 4.” These episodes will center on the UNSC Infinity leaders and crew as well as a new team of Spartans — Fireteam Majestic – as they explore the corners of Requiem in objective-based missions and help uncover the secrets of the mysterious Forerunner world. A massive adventure that builds off the “Halo 4” story, access to Spartan Ops is included with “Halo 4” at no additional charge — effectively delivering two campaign experiences in one game.2
The trailer can be viewed now on Halo Waypoint at: http://www.halowaypoint.com/en-US/Universe/detail/spartan-ops-season-1-trailer/5a56fb7e-ba8d-4ec4-9147-6467ca7b0b0a
Launching worldwide exclusively on Xbox 360 Nov.6, 2012, “Halo 4” is the next blockbuster installment of the iconic franchise that has shaped entertainment history and defined a generation of gamers. Developed by 343 Industries, “Halo 4” continues the story of the series’ iconic hero the Master Chief as he returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. “Halo 4” takes the series in a bold new direction by delivering its most epic and explorative campaign yet, alongside an emotionally resonant story and a groundbreaking multiplayer offering unlike anything before it – setting the stage for an epic new sci-fi saga.
The standard edition of “Halo 4” will be available for AUD $89.95RRP, and the Limited Edition, which includes an extended 90-minute version of the live-action digital series “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” and additional bonus content, will be available for AUD $129.95RRP3.