New Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Map Reveal at Halo Fest
- By: Heather Savage
- Posted 26th Aug 2011
Barrage of Halo news includes details on the upcoming Halo: Reach title update, Halo: Anniversary 3D features and a surprise collaboration with Forza Motorsport 4
To mark the beginning of Halo Fest, the ultimate celebration of 10 years of iconic Halo games, 343 Industries unleashed a volley of Halo related news today, including the announcement of three new multiplayer maps for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.
Additionally, 343 announced new details for the upcoming Halo: Reach title update, debuted 3D functionality in Halo: Anniversary, and in collaboration with Turn 10 Studios unveiled a special cameo appearance of the Halo 4 Warthog in Forza Motorsport 4's Autovista experience.
Tied to the announcements, a new behind-the-scenes video feature debuted today, offering a first look at the design and production process behind some of the great multiplayer content in Halo: Anniversary as well as a glimpse of the Halo 4 Warthog shown in Forza Motorsport 4.
Breathtaking New Halo: Anniversary Maps
Announced and playable today at Halo Fest are two stunningly re-imagined battlefields and a brand new Firefight map for Halo: Anniversary: Timberland, Prisoner and Installation 04.
TIMBERLAND: Timberland is Halo: Anniversary's beautifully re-imagined multiplayer map from Halo PC, set in the classically alpine environment so familiar to Halo.
Once serving as a watch point for the immense relay complex below, the monitoring outposts nestled atop this ridge became a staging ground for human forces during their time on Installation 04. Toward the end of the conflict, a Covenant assault brought the marines here to a tragic end.
Timberland is a tree-covered valley, sporting undulating hills, surging rivers, and a terrain perfect for large-scale vehicle mayhem. (8 - 16 players)
PRISONER: The return of Halo: Combat Evolved's Prisoner delivers a claustrophobic and frenetic multiplayer experience now elaborately recreated for Halo: Anniversary.
These spinning confinement platforms are a testament to the technological prowess of the Forerunners. In the event of a security breach, the facility's suborbital location and frigid temperature were thought to be able to keep any threat at bay, but it appears those plans were optimistic.
Prisoner is a multi-level facility, with tightly-woven corridors and many bridges and ramps, perfect for the chaos of close-range combat. (2 - 8 players)