Halo Infinite’s new marketing campaign trailer has Grasp Chief chasing Cortana
Microsoft has lastly revealed a brand new have a look at Halo Infinite’s marketing campaign mode, marking the primary time that developer 343 Industries has proven the marketing campaign since its preliminary gameplay reveal in July 2020.
The brand new six-minute trailer exhibits off a number of Infinite’s new gameplay and techniques in a brief period of time, together with new weapons, new enemies, menacing bosses, and a brand new AI companion character that shall be accompanying gamers known as “The Weapon.” The overview additionally exhibits off a few of Infinite’s new open world gameplay and RPG model gameplay additions, which embody optionally available bases and goals for gamers to pursue and selectable upgrades for tools.
Set after 2015’s Halo 5: Guardians, Infinite is the primary mainline Halo sport in over 5 years and can look to choose up the story of the factitious intelligence revolution led by Grasp Chief’s former ally Cortana that served as Halo 5’s cliffhanger. Infinite may even decide up story threads from 2017’s real-time technique spinoff Halo Wars 2, which launched the newest pressure of Halo’s basic Covenant antagonists, the Brute-led “Banished.”
Halo Infinite’s preliminary gameplay reveal was considered by many as underwhelming, spawning disappointment within the purportedly next-gen visuals and the notorious “Craig” meme that dunked on a close-up shot of a very poorly rendered Brute.
With Halo Infinite set to launch in just some weeks on December eighth, the brand new marketing campaign overview isn’t simply an opportunity for 343 Industries to provide gamers a greater thought of what to anticipate from the sport when it arrives, but additionally an opportunity for redemption and to higher promote followers on Infinite’s potential after its lackluster first impression.
Whereas 343 Industries has largely been retaining Halo Infinite’s marketing campaign beneath wraps (till immediately’s reveal, a minimum of), the studio has been letting gamers check out Infinite’s free-to-play multiplayer mode in a sequence of preview weekends. These weekends have had a much more constructive reception as an thrilling evolution (and in some ways, a return to kind) for the franchise.
Halo Infinite was initially supposed to launch alongside the Xbox Collection X and Collection S final fall, however the sport was delayed to 2021 as a consequence of a wide range of improvement challenges, together with the continued COVID-19 pandemic. It’s now set to reach on PC, Xbox Collection X / S, and Xbox One platforms on December eighth, though the sport will ship with out a few key options, together with the marketing campaign’s co-op mode and the favored Forge multiplayer map editor, each of that are slated for a 2022 launch in a future replace.