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6 things the Halo mystery could be

Bungie has been teasing us again with a picture via Twitter, along with the tweet 'Just got this mysterious image and word that something big is dropping this week?!'

It shows a Spartan helmet with lights on the side, with the reflection of some Halo 3-style flooring in it. What can this mean? Well, as we see it there are five clear possibilities. But first have a look for yourself:


Above: This is the picture. What comes to mind?

Here are some pseudo-logical conclusions:

 

It's Halo 4!

This is completely improbable, but still possible. Especially when you look at the following picture. What we've done here is try to see what's reflected in the Spartan's helmet by mirroring the image, boosting the contrast and squashing it to reverse the distortion that the rounded surface provides. In it, you can clearly see a '4' and what looks like an 'O' before it. There it is - Halo 4. Even though it would make everyone forget about Halo: Reach. And Bungie are meant to be moving on after Reach. But even so, clearly Halo 4.


Above: You heard it here first

 

It's an April Fool

Granted, it's not even April 1 yet, but it's that week, so you can expect things to get very silly very soon. Bungie have made April Fool's gags before, so we wouldn't put it past them doing the same this year. If a 'big announcement' is 'dropping this week', it would be the worst week of the year to pick, especially for journos like us who have to work out whether they're actually serious or not. Speaking of which...

 

Halo Tennis

Are you sure those are black and yellow markings on the floor? Or is that a giant tennis ball wearing a Halo helmet? It's Halo Tennis - coming to Xbox Live for 1200 MS points this Junevember.


Above: Master Chief - meet Ace Chief. You have met your match

 

A Halo movie

The picture does depict a very realistic-looking helmet. Either it's a new game with astonishingly lifelike graphics (fingers crossed), or it'll be a Halo movie. We're not sure how the latter would work - it's hard to convey complex emotions when you've got a mirror for a face. Well, unless it's reflected bemusement - it's pretty good for that.

 

Master Chief in Halo: Reach

This is perhaps the most likely conclusion. Reach is supposedly Bungie's last Halo game so it would make sense that their biggest character should appear somewhere in it. Even though the game is a prequel to Halo. Even if it's only slightly feasible, we reckon it's probably. After all, one in a million chances come good 99% of the time.

 

It's a Live-enabled remake of Halo 2

Seeing as the old Xbox Live is being switched off, it would be cool if the original games were re-released for new Xbox Live. They could even bung in Halo 1 and add multiplayer functionality. That would be a really cool surprise and a BIG thank you to all of the people who continued playing Halo 2 even after it was a hideously outdated, wheezing mess that was holding back the evolution of Xbox 360's online service. Nah, we're not bitter.

So that's out five cents/suggestions. What do you think it's all about?

31 Mar, 2010

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56 comments

  • ThEmYsToFzEn - May 26, 2010 12:16 p.m.

    actually this is a screenshot from a scene in halo legends, its the last episode called "The Package"
  • dd02 - April 11, 2010 10:50 p.m.

    I always thought that having a Halo 4 would be a cool thing to have but now looking back on it I see how the story of Master Chief is starting to become dull. I mean they used every idea that they had for him in the third one. They left the alternate ending in just to drive people crazy. I mean what are they going to do have him go to the blue planet and there be a time machine go into reach again and get the covenant to go huge the humans. I just hope they add Master Chief into a Wii Sports game :)
  • shaft121 - April 3, 2010 4:34 p.m.

    Taken from this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4DHllroiqM
  • Dara23 - April 2, 2010 2:46 p.m.

    It would be cool if they remade Halo 1 and 2 for Live even though I just bought 1 off the originals thing and halo 2 vista the other day :/ i really hope its either master chief in reach or a halo movie!!!
  • Onedown - April 2, 2010 5:53 a.m.

    The pic definitely looks like a screenshot from the halo trailer on IGN as you guys said. Funny video though.
  • GL112 - April 2, 2010 2:12 a.m.

    well if u havent already heard about this but the picture might be a reference to this: http://movies.ign.com/dor/objects/40236/halo/videos/halomovie_trl_040110.html if its not then I dont know lol... but the picture looks like the helmet in this video
  • Ugliergnat - April 1, 2010 9:47 p.m.

    I think it is master chief's inclusion in reach because master chief gets separated from his own group of Spartans and stayed in space based off the reflection it looks like the floor of a UNSC ship possibly the one he was aboard at the time of reach. Just sayin :P
  • D0CCON - April 1, 2010 9:29 p.m.

    April Fools!
  • D0CCON - April 1, 2010 9:09 p.m.

    It's a movie!
  • Grimmjow - April 1, 2010 8:31 p.m.

    its a fake trailer from IGN
  • american101 - April 1, 2010 6:56 p.m.

    though the possibility of a "halo 4" seem improbable, you can't just say they won't do it. I mean, from what i know, Bungie seem to enjoy having people guess at the facts or opinions. just like they said they were only goanna stop at halo reach, but this stuff is... its all imagination. do you all really think they're goanna stop producing Halo games? personally, yes, unless its story line begin to get a bit stale after a decade or two. this is quite a game with a type of story line they could easy twist around and make it into a whole other thing, but based on the original Halo. as long as its still "hip", they keep them going and going. But if they are capable of making a halo 5 with life-like graphic's, im going to crap my pants with excitement.
  • leprechaun - April 1, 2010 6:05 p.m.

    Maybe thats a preview to the end of reach....think about it, its april fools week so why not realease a picture to get everyone guessing and then BAM!! its just the end cutseen that shows how master chief came to be
  • rickrossthaboss - April 1, 2010 5:03 p.m.

    LOL. It's a ViDoc saying you can play chess...Spartans vs. Elites..bungie.net got look at it.
  • txtIanC - April 1, 2010 3:19 p.m.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAH screw you all and your ideas. Its april fools! FINISH THE FIGHT
  • HDBawllz - April 1, 2010 2:34 p.m.

    A Halo:CE remake would be cool..but unlikely.
  • philipshaw - April 1, 2010 10:48 a.m.

    Strange this. I hope bungie brought a game to PS3 because the fanboy rage would be off the charts
  • Spartan11794 - April 1, 2010 6:22 a.m.

    John wasn't on Reach until after the events of the first Halo, as someone else mentioned, Chief was on a NAV station above Reach, then he was put in cryo along with Linda aboard the pillar of autumn, and after halo CE, he, SGT Johnson, Linda and some other return to Reach to save like 4 other spartans and halsey
  • Grimmjow - April 1, 2010 6:01 a.m.

    i don't think it'll be a pic of Master Chief in Halo: Reach, because my main theory of that is that Master Chief is your character in Reach...since its a prequel to Halo: CE, he would obviously be in a different suit, and be more of a "new guy" to wherever he is...and the trailer says "you can leave that lone wolf stuff behind"...Master Chief goes lone wolf in all the Halo games...so that's what i think...hoping this pic means a Halo 4 or a movie
  • sampayment - April 1, 2010 5:20 a.m.

    I think it's a new vehicle of some sort.
  • UltimateZeldaFanboy - April 1, 2010 3:28 a.m.

    I think that either its a halo movie announcment or an april fools joke, because it really wouldnt make sense that MC appears in reach, at least until the very end when he makes the slipspace jump, because bungie really are big story buffs, and they wouldnt do that out of the sake of fanboyism

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