Halo 4 vehicles expanded ahead of release
There’s only a week to go before Xbox 360 owners can check out the highly anticipated Halo 4 for themselves, and although there have been many spoilers doing the rounds, we are compelled to talk about the vehicles involved as well as a new game type. Halo 4 is expected to be the best title to come out of the franchise and this exclusive is sitting firmly at the top of the Xbox pre-order charts, so as gamers hold their excitement for another 7 days, we are interested in more information, which is continuously being reported.
An interactive guide for Halo 4 on their official website revealed two unannounced vehicles along with an all-new gametype for the War Games multiplayer. With an extensive look at everything from the characters, plot and locations to the armor, weapons and vehicles, Examiner highlight the vast amount of details that have been divulged prior to this, but their focus is on the two previously unmentioned aerial vehicles known as the Covenant Lich and the UNSC Broadsword.
The Covenant Lich is a large mass deployment platform for the Covenant to provide heavy armament and high-volume troop deployment. The UNSC Broadsword is explained as a versatile and well-armed A/X strike fighter ideal for battling equal or superior enemy craft in low gravity environments, and this was involved in a level of Halo: Reach, although we are not sure whether it will return in the same way. As far as the Lich is concerned this has not been mentioned before, so we have an all-new class of vehicle.
A new War Games multiplayer gametype known as “Extraction” has been shown in the interactive guide, and this involves Spartan teams, which are tasked with bringing back assets from various sites using prototype translocation technology. In turn, once a team has found a viable site, they must start an extraction process with a quantum market as well as its spherical translocation beacon. Teams are made to defend their beacon while the extraction is in process, and stop others converting the existing extraction process.
In other Halo 4 news, last week we mentioned the Crimson, Majestic and Castle map pack release details and spoke about a War Games Pass that is available for $24.99 USD or 2,000 MS Points, which is a discount of 15 percent compared to buying the packs individually. Prior to this, we highlighted the new Halo 4 gameplay trailer, but being only a minute long this just teases the storyline and great graphics involved. Are you hoping this new chapter of Halo will revive the franchise and become the start of a great trilogy?
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