At E3, we got to see some game play from Halo 2: Anniversary and it really got me excited for the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection this Fall. But now that excitement has received a bit more fuel with the release of the Halo 2: Anniversary Cinematic Trailer. And holy cow! Those graphics are totes amazeballs (I can use those now since they’re now officially in the dictionary). In fact, before he realized that it was all CG, Zuke thought, “why did they put live action actors in!?” Sergeant Johnson looks tougher, which we didn’t think was possible, and Miranda Keyes actually looks like she has a soul this time around.
If you haven’t played any of the original Halo series, you probably haven’t bothered thinking about it as Halo 1 and 2 are old enough that either they are really hard to find, or the graphics just aren’t up to par with what you can get now, so they are not worth thinking about. These reworks, including the Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition, now make it worth it to start giving heed to these titles.
If you have played the original Halo titles like I have, and you have itched to revisit the rich story line that Halo has to offer, then these Anniversary editions are definitely for you. You don’t have to replay the titles worrying about getting distracted by the 15-year-old computer graphics, which were decent by those days’ standards.
So whether you are a forever-Halo fan, or a new recruit to the series, you will probably enjoy this trailer and hopefully will join us in the fight this Fall when we pick it up. Here is the video: