Friday, February 4, 2011

[CONFIRMED] Halo: Combat Evolved Remake Coming Later This Year

[UPDATE] I originally tried to remember where I first posted about this remake - hell, the box art you see was still stashed in my photo album for the blog - and I finally remembered: it won "Best Idea" for Destroyed Controller's 2010 Awards (you'll have to do some scrolling, but it's there).

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Oh my god. Oh my god. Oh my god.

::nerdgasm cool down::

In all seriousness, who didn't see this coming?

Joystiq has learned from a source that the Halo: Combat Evolved remake that was rumored is actually happening. Bad news? It's not 343 Industries making it, but rather Saber Interactive, the men and (possibly) women behind TimeShift and the upcoming Inversion, which Namco is producing.

Now, this isn't an HD-ification that we see in the Sony ports, ala God of War and Sly Cooper, but a complete overhaul with brand new art assets, hopefully borrowing from Halo 3, or maybe even Reach. Sadly, no word of the engine powering the game, be it something brand new, or if 343 will allow Saber to use the Reach engine. Good news is that, this being Halo and all, 343 Industries will be all over Saber like stink on shit to make sure they don't screw this up.

Also on the limited information front is no word on online multiplayer, however, online co-op is a "likely feature". Features that are expected are 1080p (duh) and 3D TV support (really?). No word on a release date, but considering that the 10 year anniversary of the franchise - and this game - is coming up on November 15 of this year (which is a Tuesday; the planets are aligning) it's highly likely that 11/15/11 will be the date to peg in your calendars for this game.

I already have.

[Via Joystiq]

*Not official box art, but created by a few lovely chaps by the names of KitWitPotential and Redd Hedd over at the Bungie.net forums