Halo 2’s Terminals Will Build Up to Halo 5

June 17, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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Remember how Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition added terminals throughout the game, which revealed new story details from the point of view of 343 Guilty Spark and provided a connection to the then-unreleased Halo 4? Well, in an interview with Eurogamer, 343 Industries’ Bonnie Ross said the remastered version of Halo 2 will contain similar terminals that build up to the story of Halo 5: Guardians. These terminals, however, will come from the point of view of Thel ‘Vadam (the Arbiter).

That’s not the only thing that will fill the gap to Halo 5, either. Nightfall, Ridley Scott’s live action series, will feature the new Spartan character, Agent Locke. It will tell Locke’s backstory, so you get to know and understand him. She hinted that the Halo TV series produced by Steven Spielberg (separate from Scott’s series) will be connected to Halo 5, as well, but we aren’t sure how.

Even with the emphasis on Locke, the Master Chief is still the main character, and Halo 5 is still his story. It’s starting to sound as though the Arbiter will have a big role, though, and we can’t wait to see what form that will take.

If all that isn’t enough content to pave the way to the next game, the Master Chief Collection will also have a new prologue and epilogue that will “tie you up and leave you on the doorstep of Halo 5.” What do you think these new scenes will be like?

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The Visual Changes to the New Halo 2 Are Staggering

June 12, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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In the recently announced Halo: The Master Chief Collection, we’ll finally get the long-awaited remake of Halo 2. And, unlike some remastered games, this is far more than a little sprucing up. From the official screenshots, it looks as though the game’s visuals have been completely redone to add more life and detail.

Don’t take our word for it, though. CramGaming has compiled the screenshots of the old look versus the new look into one handy video.

It looks pretty good to us. On the other hand, if you find yourself wanting the original Halo 2 look, you’ll be able to switch between the two as you play. What do you think? Is this how to remaster a game, or what?

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