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
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?