During Microsoft’s E3 2011 press conference we got the news we all expected to hear – the Halo remake is on the way. On November 15, 2011, 10 years after Halo: Combat Evolved was released, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will be released at the slightly less than usual price of $39.99. It’s an HD, remastered and enhanced port of the classic game that got so many people hooked on shooters.
As expected, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will be completely updated for the Xbox 360 release. It will both look and sound better as 343 Industries, Saber Interactive and Certain Affinity are working to make it take advantage of all the Xbox 360’s capabilities. This also means that new Xbox Live multiplayer options will be available as well, including an option that will let players work together to complete the main campaign. There’ll even be 1,000 Achievement points to earn so you can pad your gamer score.
Here’s the Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary revealed for E3 2011.
Halo: Combat Evolved content won’t be the only revitalized material appearing in Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. It turns out some maps from the original Halo and Halo 2 are being reworked, updated and included on the disc as well. There’ll be seven updated multiplayer maps total, but Damnation is the only one confirmed to be in the game so far.
That’s it for now. Microsoft has said that even more Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary news will be revealed at the PAX Prime 2011 Halo Fest between August 26-28, 2011, so we may have to wait for more information then.