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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn “Cryo” Scene September 2, 2012

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Straight from PAX Prime, the Halo Waypoint has released this preview scene from the upcoming film Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, which will be released episodically starting in October with a feature-length director’s cut of the movie to be included with the Halo 4: Limited Edition in November.

You can just tell by this scene that this is not going to be some mindless action romp, this is a story with heart. This could very well be the closest thing we ever get to a feature-length Halo movie, and I for one am glad 343 Industries is getting the opportunity to make it.

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn will release its first episode October 5th, 2012 to Machinima Prime and Halo Waypoint. The Director’s Cut will release with the Halo 4: Legendary Edition November 6th, 2012.

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Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes Announcement Trailer September 2, 2012

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
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Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the next game by Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes.

The game is powered by the Fox Engine.  This was the engine that was originally designed for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, but that game’s development studio decided instead to use their own proprietary engine to work on that game, as it suited the gameplay that they were going for better.  However, as you can tell from the video, the Fox Engine is incredibly powerful graphically.  Previously we had only seen still images taken from the game’s engine and put into comparisons with real life pictures just to see who could pick what was real and what was false.  It’s amazing to see what this engine looks like in motion.

If I may speculate a bit just based upon this trailer, please indulge me.  It is just me or does Ground Zeroes sound an awful lot like a play on words?  Could the main antagonist of the game be Major Zero, the commander of FOX and Naked Snake’s Commanding Officer in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater?  Could Zero be the old man who appears to be running the Fox unit in this trailer?

And just who is this game’s Snake?  His appearance looks like Naked Snake from the games Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.  Of course, when we originally met Naked Snake in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, we learned who he really was by the end of that game when the President awarded him with the codename Big Boss.  It looks like this game takes place some time after Metal Gear Solid 3 and possibly after Peace Walker, but before the other numbered Metal Gear Solid games.

Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes is coming to the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.  The trailer listed support for Xbox Live and Playstation Network, so the game could have a multiplayer client.

Kojima, welcome back, you’ve done it again.