Halo 2: Anniversary Documentary Dated Friday October 31

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The story of how 343 Industries brought Halo 2 to a new generation while honoring its fabled past will be told this Halloween on October 31st 2014. The full documentary will be available from the Xbox Video Store as detailed below…

“How do you remake a title that is so beloved by fans? How do you decide what must stay the same and what can be updated? It takes an army to build any game and we realized this process was one that the Halo Nation rarely gets a glimpse into,” said Tina Summerford, Director of Programming for 343 Industries. “We hit the road to capture the process from top to bottom, talking to all of the key players who helped bring Halo 2: Anniversary into the next gen and giving our fans unprecedented access to this process.”

Throughout the game’s development 343 Industries travelled the world, capturing the perspectives of 343’s expansive team of creative partners, Halo fans, pro players, and industry experts to tell the story behind the story millions know and love. With over four-hundred hours of footage and more than 80 interviews, they had what they needed to complete their story.

“We made some pretty important discoveries along the way,” said Summerford. “As we got deeper into the project, we realized we couldn’t talk about Halo 2’s impact on the industry without telling the story of Halo’s origins. It’s pretty awesome to hear the original team from Bungie talk about the beginning of this franchise and it’s something we think both new and old fans will appreciate”.

The documentary includes never-before-seen story elements and footage from Halo 2: Anniversary and features interviews with high-profile Halo contributors Bonnie Ross, Frank O’Connor, Dan Ayoub, and Phil Spencer, as well as members of the original Halo 2 team – writer Joseph Staten, multiplayer designer Max Hoberman, and composer Marty O’Donnell. It also goes behind-the-scenes with the many artistic contributors on the title, including voice actor Keith David and guitar legend Steve Vai.

Download available from October 31st on Xbox Video Store.

Source: Xbox Wire

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  • I am trying to figure out if I should get Xbox1 or 360 or PS4? My kids like to play Halo Reach / 4, Minecraft and Destiny. I am totally clueless to this stuff (maybe not clueless) I did have a Sony play station once and an Atari game when I was a kid. Bottom line is this: I want my house to be the place where the neighborhood wants to hang out at. I don’t want my kids over at someone else’s house. Looking for reality check on all this.

  • Hi Teddy, sorry for the delay in responding. My advice to you would be Xbox One. The kids can play Halo 4 (as part of the bundle reviewed above), play Minecraft as this now has an X1 release and of course Destiny. Sounds to me like your house is the place to be! 🙂 Happy shopping.