previews\ May 12, 2006 at 8:00 pm

Halo 3 - 360 - Preview

E3 2006 First Look Trailer Preview

One of the games that I was really looking forward to seeing unveiled at this year’s E3 was HALO 3, and unfortunately that didn’t happen. However, there was a short trailer running that pretty much squashes the “there will be no HALO 3” rumor … and here’s what I got to see. 

The opening shot shows a wrecked ship, maybe, since it’s really dark. Suddenly, a ghostly static crackle emerges in the middle of the screen, falls silent, then appears again. It pops back up shortly thereafter, then more frequently, and suddenly the figure of a woman’s face emerges in a ghostly electrical aura … and fans will recognize it as none other than Cortana. “Wake up” she says, and following a short dialogue, you see Master Chief emerge from the wreckage from the ending of HALO 2, where he crashes to earth after trying to stop the Covenant invasion.  

Halo 3 Xbox 360 screenshots

Master Chief casually walks up the edge of a cliff, and as the camera pans out you see Covenant ships, Banshees, etc. flying overhead and heading to a city on earth as a large vortex opens up in the clouds overhead. Looks like Master Chief will be locking and loading to kick some Covenant tail on his homeworld sometime in the future.

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