Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary’s Story Will Foreshadow Halo 4, First Screens Inside

By Ishaan . June 6, 2011 . 11:55am

This year will see the release of a remake of the original Halo on the Xbox 360. Titled Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, the game will be released on November 15th. It will be a retail game for $40, and is being developed by Saber Interactive and Certain Affinity, in collaboration with Microsoft’s 343 Industries.


Combat Evolved Anniversary will allow for co-op play over Xbox Live, and include a bundle of the most popular maps in Halo “re-imagined” for Xbox Live, drawing inspiration from the maps in both Halo and Halo 2. It will also feature a more fleshed-out story, with additional back stories revealed in motion-graphic form. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary’s story will foreshadow Halo 4, according to Microsoft.


If you like, you’ll also have the ability to toggle Classic mode to play the original version of Halo.More information on Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will be revealed at the Halo Fest event, which coincides with PAX Prime in August.


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  • gatotsu911

    Fan outrage incoming

  • Testsubject909

    40$… Fair I suppose. But considering how there are other HD remake Collections out there for similar prices.

    It still feeds a bit greedy… Beh, not that I was interested in buying it anyways.

    • malek86

      Well, most of those collections are just upscaled ports with a couple upgraded models and textures, while this seems to be a full-blown graphical upgrade.

      Still, I would have rather put a $30 price tag. It’s just a remake, after all, and the original game works even on 360.

      • Testsubject909

        You can feel from the price tag that they’re placing a small bet on the power of the fanbase and the brand name as well as the nostalgia value and the whole HD upscale focus that’s been building.

        30$ would have definitely removed that sensation and subtle aftertaste of greed.

        • malek86

          Of course, brand name and fanbase count a lot. The OOT remake is also priced at $40, and it arguably took less effort.

          Oh well, I’m probably gonna wait to buy it. When it’s €20, it will be fairer. It shouldn’t even take long, since this stuff drops in price quickly.

  • It also supports 3D.

  • See, if you’re gonna charge almost full retail for a remake, THIS is how you do it.

    I just hope it has some of the multiplayer modes from the later games.  I’d love to see Swat or Firefight on the Halo CE maps

  • thaKingRocka

    I am really hoping they retool those latter levels a bit. I hated The Flood in general, and those levels that were corridor after corridor cycling like a Hannah-Barbera cartoon really put me off. The only reason I ever beat Halo was the co-op. Without a friend to join me, I honestly found the level design thoroughly boring in the second half, and I had given up on it until a friend came over and offered to play.

  • day one!

  • blah blah

    I’m glad it’ll have a remake, I’m tired of trying to find a non-crappy copy of it at local game places.

  • mikanko

    It’s going to be interesting to see how this and Halo 4 turn out with no Bungee on board.

    • Likely better with how well 343 has been managing things. As an example, the mappack that 343 oversaw the creation of is much better than Bungie’s mappack, and some of the maps that ship with the game.

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