New Multiplayer Trailer Proves Halo Reach is Halo 4


After watching this trailer for what is allegedly Bungie’s “last” Halo project, Halo Reach, I have to wonder why exactly it is they’re not calling it Halo 4, which I would assume would spur sales even further if they were marketing it as true sequel.

As you can see from this trailer, the game is a complete reinvention of 3, with new guns and a new-ish looking combat system, all of which looks pretty awesome. I don’t quite understand all the various game modes they keep flashing on the screen (in Headhunter you need to get…headshots? And skulls fall out of the dead body when you do?), but I’m a lot more excited about this project than I used to be.

The only reason I could see this NOT being Halo 4, was if they either don’t have a campaign mode, or if they do have one, but it doesn’t continue Master Chief’s story. Though to be fair, I don’t think that many people are attached to the character to any significant degree. Put anyone in a Spartan-ish set of armor, and it’s pretty much the same guy. Sorry, but it’s hard to relate to a guy who barely talks whose face you never see.

  • Nate

    I don’t think it’s going to have Master Chief in it. It’s a prequel that takes place hours before Halo 1.

  • headhunter-mode is stolen from ut3 😮

    but the rest looks awesome^^

  • Kristoph

    Music was pretty awesome 🙂

  • colin

    halo: reach is based off of the book halo: fall of reach which at the end of that begins halo 1. not halo 4 just halo…the prequel (dramatic music)

  • Prequel, ah got it. But I say go for the Ong Bak 2 philosophy and even though your sequel is completely unrelated to your first movie, just give it the next number in line for the sake of consistency.

  • MacGyver1138

    Yeah, it’s not Halo 4 because it takes place in the storyline prior to Halo 1. It is not supposed to have Master Chief in it, though I bet he shows up in some form. It obviously won’t continue his story from Halo 3, though.

    I saw this video earlier, and it looks amazing. It’s the first time I’ve been really excited for Halo in a long time. Now I can’t wait for the Beta in May.

  • NY not NYC

    It looks awesome. Music got me pumped. But after moving onto Call of Duty, I can’t bring myself to go back to the shoot shoot shoot no shield melee that is Halo multiplayer.

  • RobG

    It looks the same as every other halo game. I think I could actually get into halo if they had a look down the sight button like EVERY OTHER MODERN SHOOTER. (Excluding L4D….) Regardless I’ll still probably buy it and finish it and then return it a week later, again, like every other halo game. I’m especially bitter after the glorified $15 DLC that was ODST.

  • Ferginator

    Its not going to have master chief they stated that, the fight take place when the chief leaves. And its not halo 4 its halo reach. Halo 4 isn’t going to be made or isn’t going to be made for a while. Rumor has it gearbox is going to make halo 4. Halo reach is before halo 1 so this isn’t halo 4 halo 4 would be after halo 3 events which would be MC saving the other Spartans on Onyx and getting back to earth.

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  • OTWarrior

    @RobG: Why is everyone obsessed with looking down the gunsight since MW2. Just accept that different games have different ideas for control set ups. Left 4 Dead, Halo, AVP all do not need this set up as they are not that type of game. It’s like saying every Shooter should have a recharging health system. Left 4 Dead would be ruined with this design decision.

    Halo Reach (around, lol) does look wicked though, and I cannot wait for the beta. Jetpacks ftw!

  • armyguy239

    I don’t get this game, if its supposed to be like the book, after the chief left as the planet was “glassed”.. looks to be bad ass…