This past Saturday, at the “Halo Reborn” panel at PAX 2012, 343 Industries unleashed a volley of exciting news about one of this year’s most anticipated games, Halo 4. 343 announced details on the reimagined “Capture the Flag” and “Oddball” modes, the addition of the community-created “Grifball” mode, a first look at the new multiplayer map “Exile,” and the premiere of an epic 10-minute featurette on the making of “Halo 4,” entitled “A Hero Awakens.”
Additionally, 343 debuted the first look at a brand-new multiplayer map in “Halo 4” called “Exile”:
EXILE - Miraculously, the survivors of the UNSC Diadochi’s violent crash managed to not only recover provisions from the vessel’s debris field, but also use it as a makeshift shelter for several years. When rescue and recovery teams finally arrived, they were surprised to discover a healthy, burgeoning community thriving within the ship’s remains. Now this wreckage serves as a battleground in War Games. ‘Exile’ is an earthy, circular canyon bed interconnected by a network of caves and favouring fast-paced vehicle combat, while still offering frantic, on-foot action.
A video of the panel featuring commentary from 343 and gameplay footage of “Exile” and the newly reimagined modes will be available, starting Wednesday, September 5, on Halo Waypoint at: http://halo.xbox.com/halo4/en-ca#!videos/panels/e36292ea-fea3-4290-8649-fb9fbbc0b071.
Fueling the excitement, 343 Industries premiered “A Hero Awakens” – a new behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of “Halo 4”. Featuring never-before-seen development footage, the 10-minute ViDoc provides a captivating look at the creative process for the most anticipated game of the year. The video also offers a sneak peek at how “Halo 4’s” voice and cinematic performance capture actors bring the series’ iconic heroes to life through emotionally riveting performances, showcasing how the development of Halo 4 rivals the production of a blockbuster Hollywood movie. Check out the ViDoc on Halo Waypoint at: http://halo.xbox.com/en-ca/Universe/detail/making-halo-4-a-hero-awakens/7137a262-1f53-4480-bfc6-96bbb236df18.