The launch trailer for 343 Industries’ upcoming shooter Halo Infinite has arrived, and it promises some big action set pieces and thrills that would make any Halo fan blush. On their search for Cortana, players will assume control of Master Chief as they explore the mysterious Zeta Halo ring overrun by the Banished.
Halo Infinite‘s launch trailer is quite cinematic, blending plenty of never-before-seen cutscenes with high-octane gameplay while out in Zeta Halo’s expansive open-world. In case you can’t wait to experience the single-player campaign, the game’s standalone multiplayer is currently free-to-play on Xbox and PC.
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Halo Infinite serves as a direct sequel to Halo 5: Guardians while also being a soft reboot, becoming a gateway for newcomers to the series. Taking inspiration from Bungie’s legendary Halo: Combat Evolved, the game aims to be a return to form, placing us in the shoes of the Spartan soldier Master Chief as he explores a Halo ring ravaged by a dangerous rogue Brute force.
The game’s story is still being kept largely under wraps, but Microsoft have provided a description to warm us up:
“The Banished have defeated UNSC forces and taken control of the mysterious Zeta Halo, threatening the survival of humankind. When all hope is lost and humanity’s fate hangs in the balance, the Master Chief returns to confront the most ruthless foe he’s ever faced. Here’s a fresh look at the Halo Infinite campaign that introduces players to true Spartan freedom in the biggest, most wide open and adventure-filled Halo experience yet.”
Halo Infinite also broke its street date as physical copies have been spotted in the wild, meaning it would be best to avoid any social media topics surrounding the game until its launch on 8 December 2021 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Xbox Game Pass subscribers will also get the game on day one.
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Source: Xbox YouTube Channel