The lights are on
UPDATE: It's official! Check out the new, high-quality version of the Halo Reach beta trailer straight from Microsoft below.
ORIGINAL STORY: Though it seems likely that we'll get an official version soon, it looks like a Taiwanese site has leaked a trailer for Bungie and Microsoft's upcoming Halo Reach beta.
The video (posted below) appeared on YouTube early this morning and shows off some of the cool changes to Halo multiplayer that we can expect to find in Reach. Some specific additions called out in the video include loadouts (presumably Call of Duty-style), jetpacks, up-close assassination kills, and new Invasion and Headhunter modes. Sound too good to be true? Check it out:
The trailer also reminds us of the previously announced May 3 start date for the beta.
Until we hear something official, it's at least a possibility that the trailer isn't legit. But if it is fake, it's an incredibly well-done, professional fake. What do you think? Is it real? And if so, has your excitement for the beta also skyrocketed?
[Thanks to KhoIdstare for the tip]
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whoa. looks like organized chaos in the best kind of way. also, i'm getting a tribes vibe :-)
Yeah, I'm totally surprised (but potentially psyched) about the Tribes feel. Here's hoping actually playing pulls that off as well.
This looks really great. Does anyone else think Invasion is the new Firefight mode?
It may just be a result of the low res flash video, but I must say that I wasn't seeing the graphical leap, outside of the particle effects, that were in the recent ViDoc. Then again, multiplayer is usually toned down a bit. Still looking forward to it, but I want more than loadouts, give me substancial leveling incentives.
I might actually have to buy this Halo game.
I just pissed my self a little
Something that really doesn't sit well with me. They wait until the game goes to the past before making it to where the player is capable of sprinting, using cover, and deciding their own weapons layout.
It really makes you wonder how the hell the Master Chief survive where all others didn't when they have now officially set it up to where he rides the short bus by comparison to all other Spartans. I just think these new play mechanics would have been better served with a new series.
yea...demons right. for real. All this is kinda Iffy, Master chief seems like a wuss now
wow it blew my mind away!
Well if it is real then man this is going to be one of the greatest Halo games to date, next to the first one and second one.
Awesomeness. I hope they actually have decent loadouts. That's what I really wanted in the other Halo games...
Looks real to me!
Wow. That looks petty amazing. Can't wait for the beta.
If you could see me now my jaw is dropped and my eyes are so wide they might role right out of my sockets.
Yet another FPS...
But wait! It has jetpacks!
hmm looks nice. i would get it for my 360 back home...........but paying for live drives me away.
this is what section 8 should have been...
Don't make the mistake I did, use that 720p option on YouTube-- graphics are significantly improved!
Reminds me of Section 8. ***, I wish people still played that game, it was awesome. Instead they had tons of server problems, and people just never came back to it.
Come April I will need to switch off CoD and get Halo going just to be up to snuff for the beta.