We finally have official confirmation that Halo 3 is coming, and it’s penciled in for next year sometime.
The Bungie site says the trailer is in real-time, and servers solely to demonstrate the graphics and sound in the upcoming shooter; proper details are to be held back for a little longer.
The ad does indicate that Cortana is back. CJ Cowan, the game’s director of cinematics claims this will be a significant factor in Halo 3’s storyline. "Cortana and the Chief being a galaxy apart is a situation we haven't seen before, and is something that is a powerful component to Halo 3.
"We are using her transmissions in the demo to give the viewer a few subtle clues to her situation and state of mind, without revealing any specifics we want to save for the game itself."
Most importantly though, as I’m sure Halo fans will agree, there’s a certain rather important character who’s back to take the limelight: “It is the Chief, back on a devastated and Covenant controlled Earth, standing over the excavation of a structure buried in the crust of our own planet that is the meat of our demo.
"The questions raised by these images, and the feeling that our assumptions about the Halo universe are being challenged this late in the story is what I am personally most excited about leaving with our fans. That's the type of thing that builds anticipation even more for the payoff to this trilogy we are preparing."
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