Bungie’s final game in the Halo franchise, Halo: Reach, took players out of the shoes of the Master Chief and into the canon-breaking trope-squad that was NOBLE Team. This game was extremely well-received, with its innovative methods of destroying preexisting canon holding high stature in the hearts of reviewers. Because of that success, 343 Industries has decided to finally make the long-anticipated sequel: Halo Reach 2…and they’re releasing it for the Nintendo 64.
A lot about Halo Reach 2 is still behind a closed closet door, but here’s what we know:
- Forge mode will be replaced by a mode allowing players to view a 3D model of John Forge from Halo Wars
- Characters will be written much more generically, and the entire cast will be of white males
- Matchmaking will be replaced by 16-player splitscreen
- The score will be composed the Ur-Didact, with an orchestra of Prometheans
- Will include an animated adaption of Destiny: Guardian Assault and Destiny: Guardian Strike
- The ghost of Noble Six will be the main antagonist #2Spooky4Jorge
That’s all for now. Halo Reach 2 will launch on October 27, 2015 for the Nintendo 64. Preordering is available, with a Limited Edition offering tax breaks to upper-class gamers and a life-sized statue of George W. Bush.