Halo 2 Announced
6:00 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story
Several readers e-mailed us yesterday to let us know that Bungie has officially announced Halo 2. The original Halo, released on the Xbox and currently in development for both Mac and PC, is arguably one of the most talked-about FPSs of all time, and it's successor will likely be no different.
As for the details, Matt Soell of Bungie is quick to point out that Halo 2 will be a true sequel. Among its upgrades will be a completely rewritten graphics engine, new weapons, new vehicles, and a host of new enemies for players to combat.
The storyline for Halo 2 picks up where the original left off:
Halo 2 returns you to the role of the Master Chief - still humanity's best weapon against the Covenant. Their defeat at Halo was only temporary, and they are pursuing their goal - the complete obliteration of humankind - with renewed zeal. Human military forces are exhausted and unable to stave off the Covenant's rapid advance toward Earth. Even with the Master Chief back in action, the situation looks dire - and this is at the beginning of the game, before things get a lot worse. In true Bungie tradition, the solo campaign in Halo 2 deepens and expands upon the story that began in the first game: old questions will be answered, new mysteries will unfold, and the truly epic nature of the story will finally be revealed.Included with the announcement are several screenshots as well as downloadable desktops. Those interested can find all at Bungie's site. There is no mention yet of brining the sequel to other platforms beyond the Xbox.
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