Halo fans old and new will be looking forward to the release of Halo Anniversary next week, but we have some news here that will get even those that have no intention of getting the HD remake excited too. It appears that next week’s title launch will be accompanied by an Anniversary map pack DLC launch as well, not only that but this DLC will compatible with Halo Reach too.
If you have played the original Halo: Combat Evolved game before or aren’t too keen on remakes in general then you can still enjoy some of the game’s new features with this map pack. It includes several competitive multilayer maps which are as follows; Firefight one Installation 04, Solitary, Ridgeline, Penance, High Noon, Breakneck and Battle Canyon. It will cost around £10.28 or $15, that’s 1200 Microsoft Points if you prefer.
Last month we brought you news that suggested the game will feature Kinect support, which would add to the appeal of the game and whether or not to invest in a remake. Some critics questioned whether the game should have necessarily been made, arguing that the original is still readily available and still played. The introduction of the Kinect support certainly worked against those arguments and in favor of the remake.
Last month also saw the release of the launch trailer which, as CVG explains, commemorated the fact that the game had gone gold ahead of its release. The trailer is reportedly very story orientated rather than action and gives viewers a recap on the whole Halo saga and ‘humanity’s struggle against the Covenant.’ Check it out for yourself by scrolling down below. Are you looking forward to the release next week? What do you think of the Reach compatibility?