During Monday’s Microsoft Press Conference, Microsoft Game Studios followed last year’s trend by showing actual gameplay footage from the campaign mode of their upcoming Halo title, Halo: Reach. While Halo 3: ODST got attention last year with its in game footage, it was usurped by the announcement of Halo: Reach. This year, Halo: Reach further blew gamers away. Having gotten their lips wet from the Halo: Reach multiplayer beta, fans weren’t even ready for the visuals that were brought to them on the E3 Press Conference
Seen below, the four player campaign is a drastic upgrade to the graphics and storytelling of Halo 3 and ODST. The team of four Spartans worked their way through a Covenant attack as they head to one of the UNSC bases. During this treacherous trek, you will see the drop pod Elites attacking, who now need to have a full team of Spartans to combat them. Combat strategy looks to have evolved using the game’s new weapons to clear the path of carnage.
The most startling part of the Halo: Reach footage comes from the reveal of the new gameplay mode shown at the end which transitioned flawlessly from the early part of the level with no loading screen necessary. We won’t spoil it for you, check it out yourself.