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343 Industries hypes Halo 4 pre-E3

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All aboard the E3 hype train! In the week leading up to the Electronic Entertainment Expo companies fight for the attention to show off their games and reveal their hard work to the world. 

343 Industries is the latest to join the frenzy, expressing their excitement for E3 and showing off their progress on Halo 4. Seeing as how Halo 4 is their first take at a new installment to the Halo series (not counting Combat Evolved), it's easy to understand why the are eager to prove themselves.

"With E3 a mere six days away, we’ve been busy. And that’s an understatement," 343 community manager Jessica Shea announced on the Halo Waypoint.

"343 has several traditions, a few of them being discussing the pros and cons of various archaic recording devices, teabagging each other until the game crashes," she wrote, "and watching all of our trailers and major presentations together, as a team, before revealing them to the world. Yesterday we gathered around the big screen to do the lattermost activity."

"As the lights dimmed and we began watching what you’ll soon be seeing (and playing if you’re attending E3), our excitement level went from a slow simmer to a full, out of control, jumping-out-of-the-pot boil. We’ve been working on our E3 presentation and booth experience for weeks - and the game for years. While the reveals up to this point have been on the small side, we’re excited at the prospect of finally lifting our proverbial skirt and showing you exactly what we’ve got," she continued.

So what will 343 reveal at the Microsoft press conference?  Shea didn't really spoil any of the upcoming reveals, but did tease that we'll see more of the Halo 4 gameplay, enemies, and Spartan Ops mode.

Microsoft's press conference is set for Monday, June 4 at 9:00 a.m.  Are you excited to see some Halo 4 footage?

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