Halo 4 Limited Edition, 'Infinity' multiplayer unveiled
by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, May 16, 2012 9:45AM PDT
Halo 4's multiplayer side is wrapped up in an "experience" set about the starship UNSC Infinity, Microsoft revealed today, also announcing the FPS's $100 Limited Edition. Yes, only the Limited Edition, as there will be no Legendary Edition this time. Sorry, helmet fans.
Microsoft says that 'Halo Infinity Multiplayer' will have you "surrounded by the sights, sounds and crew of the biggest vessel in the UNSC fleet," with multiplayer "embedded in the fiction of Halo like never before." The story-based Spartan Ops mode ties into this, delivering missions for singleplayer or co-op that overlap with the campaign.
Microsoft also talks up adding loads of new modes, armour abilities, weapons, and vehicles to multiplayer, and a 'Specialisation' system which sounds a bit like perks in the Call of Duty series.
But enough of that, what's in Halo 4's Limited Edition? Packed into a very nice box is the UNSC Infinity Briefing Packet, with blueprints and schematics, but most of the goodies are digital.
Your $100 gets you access to three DLC multiplayer map packs, each with three maps, plus instant unlocks of six specialisations before regular players get them. To decorate yourself in-game, there are unique in-game assault rifle and Spartan-IV armour skins, and a unique emblem. To adorn your Xbox Live Avatar, you get a Halo-y prop and Spartan-IV armour set. Then there's also an extended 90-minute cut of the Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn live-action series, and exclusive videos about making the game and whatnot.
Halo 4 is headed exclusively to Xbox 360 on November 6. Here's that shiny LE box: