A few weeks ago we teased you with the first six Halo Reach achievements. This week, the tease routine is out, and we've got the entire list of Halo Reach achievements, and how you get them, after the break.
So what are you waiting for? Go check them out, and let us know if you think you'll be able to get 100% completion.
UPDATE: Here is a high res version of the image.
Amidst all the news we've gotten about Halo Reach's multiplayer and firefight modes lately, it's easy to forget that the game features what looks to be an epic campaign as well. Well, Bungie is not going to let that happen, so they've dropped this cinematic trailer to get us pumped for the campaign.
Say what you will about the trailer, but some of those environments are absolutely gorgeous. This game is really shaping up, and September can't come fast enough.
Check out the trailer after the break.
UPDATE: It would seem this is not so new after all, though two of the map names are still new reveals. We'll give that editor a good slap on the wrist for you all.
Do you have a good eye? Fellow HaloReachBeta.com user god allmighty69 does, that's for sure. When we posted the Introducing Forge World video a few days ago, his keen eye noticed that for one split second during the video you could see a list of some of the maps in the full version of Halo Reach.
Of course we're all familiar with Boneyard, Powerhouse, and Sword Base from the beta, but we can also see selections for Boardwalk, Countdown, Reflection, Spire, and Zealot. So there you have it, the names of five new Halo Reach maps accidentally outed by Bungie themselves.
See for yourself after the break.
Everyone was pretty much assuming that Forge would be returning in Halo Reach. Bungie's latest Vi-Doc, which is embedded after the break, not only confirms that Forge will indeed make its way to Halo Reach, but also that it will be bigger and better in many ways.
Welcome to Forge World, otherwise known as the area "beyond the canyon" in the recent Blood Gulch reveal video. Forge world is an expansion on Forge. Originally, it was set to contain five separate customizable maps. However, in finding a way to lower the resolution of distant objects, Bungie was able to actually fit all five distinct areas into one gigantic, and we mean GIGANTIC, map.
Almost nothing in Forge goes unchanged. Objects you place now have the ability to be placed in three modes. You can leave them hovering wherever you put them, drop them on a hard surface, or "phase" them into other existing objects. The phase mode really provides some cool opportunities to make some very unique maps and gametypes.
You'll also have much more control over new gametypes, which Bungie going as far as to show off a gamemode they created which was a variant of king of the hill, only the hill was a fully operational warthog.
Of course, refinements to the editing process were made as well, and they look great. Check out the video after the break.
It's your typical romantic comedy. Firefight and Versus modes used to be bitter rivals. Both tried to one-up each other, steal the other's friends, and they could never get along. But then, they got over their differences and fell in love. Several romantic years later their baby, Firefight Versus Mode, was born.
In Firefight Versus mode, which will be available in Halo Reach, you will not just be defending against endless waves of AI controlled enemies. Instead, those AI controlled enemies will be accompanied by other player controlled enemies. You'll see how long you can stay alive against these hoards of robots and people, and then you'll switch sides and join the AI while the other team attempts to fend you all off. Whoever stays along the longest wins.
Of course, Firefight Versus will be fully customizable just like regular Firefight mode, so the options here are really limitless.
Rumors have been rolling around for the last day or so about a Halo Reach themed Xbox 360 bundle coming out. The good news is that the rumors are true. The really good news is that the bundle is awesome.
The bundle will launch alongside the game on September 14th, and is already available for pre-order.
Click after the break to see what you get with the bundle and you'll see why we think this is a really good deal.
Remember that Blood Gulch reveal video we posted a few days ago? You know, the one that had the Spartans showing off crazy holograms and what-not? No? For shame. Don't worry though, we've got your covered with a shortened version that just shows you the part you need to see to understand this story.
Anywho, in the video we see a Spartan use a hologram to dupe some snipers. At the time most people thought it was just something used to give people a laugh, something RvB is known for. We speculated otherwise though, and it turns out we were right. Hologram was revealed as Halo Reach's newest armor ability, bringing the total so far to seven.
We've got the way the ability works detailed after the break, so you'll have to click to find out.
Bungie knows that most Halo fans have been playing Halo games for a while, so they're no stranger to giving us some good old fashioned fan service. Reach looks like it will be no different, as a recent screenshot showing all the inventory items that will be available at launch also shows shots of Master Chief, Cortana, Sgt Johnson, and ODST's Buck aka Nathan Fillion.
We still don't know what capacity these items will be in. They could just be voices or they could be full fledged multiplayer skins that you can wear, who knows. If it's the latter though, everyone can look forward to running around and teabagging people with Cortana. Now doesn't that sound awesome?
Check out a high res version of the screenshot after the break.
Well, at least from the head-up.
Bungie has given us a screenshot of what some of the avatar awards for Halo Reach will be. As you can see, we get five helmets for the Noble 6 team to play dress-up with. Each is unlocked for some as of yet unannounced action in Halo Reach.
A sixth helmet will be available exclusively to attendees of Comicon, PAX, and Gamecon this summer. No word yet if we'll be able to get our hands on that sixth helmet as well.
Check out a big picture of the helmets after the break.
Is dropping $150 on the Legendary Edition of Halo Reach a little to rich for your blood, but you still want something with a bit more uniqueness to it than just the game in a case? Then the Halo Reach Limited Edition was created with you in mind.
It contains some pretty cool bonuses, and some really sweet packaging. For details of what comes with the Halo Reach limited edition, jump on in after the break.
If you already know you want it, be sure and secure your copy (it does say it's "limited", after all) by preordering from Amazon.com for just $79.99 today (plus you get a free $20 gift card with your order).