Just under two weeks until the big launch of Halo 4, 343 Industries has released a new gameplay trailer and also announced the Halo 4 War Games Pass. First up, check out the new trailer below which shows off some campaign and multiplayer gameplay footage, a bit of a synopsis on the story, along with some accolades the franchise has received from critics worldwide:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSv9YEjGSws]
Now as for that “War Games Pass” (DLC season pass), here are the details that we have for now thanks to Major Nelson:
The Halo 4 War Games Map Pass will give you all three of the post-launch DLC at an about 15% discount all for 2,000 MSP ($24.99). What’s more, you’ll also get bonus in-game items such as two helmets and an emblem to go along with your Map Pass. The maps packs are as follows:
Crimson Map Pack – Witness the chaos of a clash of civilizations in Wreckage, with its blend of claustrophobic spaces and dangerous exposures and venture into the human colony environs of Harvest, and explore a human foray on an alien moon in Shatter.
- Release: Around December 2012
- Maps: Wreckage, Harvest, Shatter
Majestic Map Pack – Landfall’s emphasis is on infantry battles against a glittering ocean on a distant world, while Monolith exposes you to the naked vacuum of space – and the firepower of opposing teams, and Skyline’s distinctly industrial feel provides new challenges in somewhat familiar, but occasionally confined spaces.
- Release: Around February 2013
- Maps: Landfall, Monolith, Skyline
Castle Map Pack – Daybreak is set in a military facility against the backdrop of an idyllic mountain range, while Outcast plunges you into the warrens, canyons and arches of an alien edifice, and Perdition takes players into the heart of an urban sprawl, with tactical speed and situational awareness its key features.
- Release: Around April 2013
- Maps: Daybreak, Outcast, Perdition
You can check out the gallery of the maps below (click images to enlarge):
Make sure to check out Halo 4 on Xbox 360 and stick with our coverage all through it’s launch on November 6, 2012.