Get nostalgic with the Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary launch trailer

There are a lot of high-profile shooters vying for your time and money this year. Battlefield 3 is coming in strong, selling millions of copies in late October, and in just one week Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will hit shelves, potentially selling millions of copies in just one day. But neither of those games would be possible if not for one game: Halo. While it was far from the first shooter (or even the first console shooter), it changed the way people looked at console shooters completely.

As the 10-year anniversary approaches (we feel so damn old), Microsoft is readying Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary for release, and while we were originally going to write it off in favor of the other major shooters, this new launch trailer sure does pull on our heartstrings.

What a nostalgic kick in the pants that video is, right? The music, the improved graphics, the environments... we didn't think we were going to be pulled back in, but after watching this video we're really really excited to dive back in.

The video also reminds us of how colorful Halo was - this generation started off so so brown and muddy. Meanwhile, the first big shooter of the last generation was filled with different environments and colors. The alien shops were bright purple, the jungles were lush and green, and all of the locations had destinct pallets that we can still remember to this day. 

It's due out in just two weeks, which gives you one more week to finish Battlefield, and another to play Modern Warfare 3 until you're stuffed. Are you going to be making time for Halo this year?


  • millarrp - November 1, 2011 6:35 p.m.

    As unlikely as this is....I keep hoping they'll remake the PC version too
  • Robx - November 1, 2011 4:32 p.m.

    This was my favorite Halo, and one of my favorite games... This crap better come on PC like it did before!
  • HankVenture - November 1, 2011 2:23 p.m.

    WTF!!! SPOILERS! I am ready to hold this in my hand, I never owned the original but I played the f*ck out of it!
  • DualWieldingIsNotFeasible - November 1, 2011 2:18 p.m.

    Oh, haters gonna hate, but I'm gonna take a break from Skyrim and MW to take a pleasant walk down memory lane when this comes out. Halo:CE is the template for every successful console FPS that has come out for the past decade, and it still holds up as a great game.
  • codystovall - November 1, 2011 2 p.m.

    Pretty hard to get nostalgic about something that get released everyear with variation, right mario and sonic? but may get since i sold my last halo.
  • Crabhand - November 1, 2011 1:45 p.m.

    I'm on the fence, partly because I still have my original disc and the graphical enhancements aren't really necessary to enjoy the game. At the very least the younger folks might get a sense of where Halo started and what made it so great without having to deal with dated graphics. If I do get the game, it will be to play with my friends, but then I'll have to renew XBL :/
  • bigwill1221 - November 1, 2011 12:46 p.m.

    Im looking for the eventual halo 2 trololo captcha: 407,255,815 ticlup
  • Baron164 - November 1, 2011 12:40 p.m.

    I'm looking forward to some online coop with this and some original multiplayer action.
  • Grif - November 1, 2011 12:32 p.m.

    I loved the original Halo. You can make fun of it all you want, but you cannot deny that it brought a lot to console shooters. It made LAN more mainstream and brought the first well done online multiplayer system.
  • NatDaGamer - November 1, 2011 12:29 p.m.

    this does look pretty good, but 4 days after skyrim!? maybe for christmas...

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