“Halo 4” War Games Map Pass Delivers All the Competitive Multiplayer You Can Handle
Fueling the excitement for Master Chief’s return, 343 Industries debuts “Halo 4” gameplay launch trailer
With the highly anticipated launch of “Halo 4” on Nov. 6 less than two weeks away, Microsoft and 343 Industries today unveiled that there will be more content to come in the months post-launch, and the “Halo 4” War Games Map Pass is your ticket to getting it all at a 15 percent discount1. Stoking the excitement for launch, 343 Industries also premiered the gameplay launch trailer for “Halo 4, available now on Halo Waypoint: http://www.halowaypoint.com/
Retailing for 19.99 EUR (2,000 Microsoft Points), the “Halo 4” War Games Map Pass confirms your access to three War Games map packs as they become available in December, February and April, and represents a savings of more than 15 percent versus purchasing the packs individually. In addition, Map Pass purchasers will receive two bonus in-game helmets, as well as a unique in-game emblem.
Exploring new worlds and wonders, all three Map Packs provide classic “Halo” combat and exciting ways to experience the new feature-set of “Halo” Infinity Multiplayer. Descriptions and tentative release dates are as follows:
· Crimson Map Pack (December release timeframe)
o Maps: Wreckage, Harvest, Shatter
o Description: Witness the chaos of a clash of civilizations in Wreckage, with its blend of claustrophobic spaces and dangerous exposures and venture into the human colony environs of Harvest, and explore a human foray on an alien moon in Shatter.
· Majestic Map Pack (February release timeframe)
o Maps: Landfall, Monolith, Skyline
o Description: Landfall’s emphasis is on infantry battles against a glittering ocean on a distant world, while Monolith exposes you to the naked vacuum of space – and the firepower of opposing teams, and Skyline’s distinctly industrial feel provides new challenges in somewhat familiar, but occasionally confined spaces.
· Castle Map Pack (April release timeframe)
o Maps: Daybreak, Outcast, Perdition
o Description: Daybreak is set in a military facility against the backdrop of an idyllic mountain range, while Outcast plunges you into the warrens, canyons and arches of an alien edifice, and Perdition takes players into the heart of an urban sprawl, with tactical speed and situational awareness its key features.
Also included in the “Halo 4” War Games Map Pass are two unique in-game helmets (‘Scanner’ and ‘Strider’) that feature new geometry, and an exclusive in-game emblem (‘Falcon’). The “Halo 4” War Games Map Pass is included as part of the Xbox 360 Limited Edition “Halo 4” Console Bundle.
“Halo 4” Gameplay Launch Trailer Available Now
In addition to the “Halo 4” War Games Map Pass announcement, today 343 Industries and Microsoft debuted the “Halo 4” gameplay launch trailer, available now on Halo Waypoint; http://www.halowaypoint.com/
Comprised entirely of in-game footage, the trailer highlights the new Promethean enemy and epic storyline for the return of the Master Chief in “Halo 4,” as well as the explosive action of War Games.
Launching worldwide exclusively on Xbox 360 Nov.6, 2012, “Halo 4” is the next blockbuster installment of the iconic franchise that has shaped entertainment history and defined a generation of gamers. Developed by 343 Industries, “Halo 4” continues the story of the series’ iconic hero the Master Chief as he returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. “Halo 4” takes the series in a bold new direction by delivering its most epic and explorative campaign yet, alongside an emotionally resonant story and a groundbreaking multiplayer offering unlike anything before it – setting the stage for an epic new sci-fi saga.
The standard edition of “Halo 4” will be available for 69.99 (EUR ERP**), and the Limited Edition, which includes an extended 90-minute version of the live-action digital series “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” and additional content, will be available for 89.99 (EUR ERP). Fans can also pick up the Xbox 360 Limited Edition “Halo 4” Console Bundle for 329.99 (EUR ERP) and a standalone Xbox 360 Limited Edition “Halo 4” Wireless Controller for 49.99 (EUR ERP).
1Savings based on estimated retail prices. Actual retailer prices may vary.
* Content includes “Crimson, Majestic & Castle Map Packs” plus 2 in-game helmets and an emblem at a special value. If you own this Map Pass, access map packs thru the Halo 4 in-game store. Do not download from Xbox LIVE Marketplace or you will be charged twice. Halo 4 game, 4GB storage, & Xbox LIVE Gold membership (each sold separately) required to use this content. (Map Pass included with Halo 4 Limited Edition.)
** Estimated Retail Price. Actual retailer prices may vary.