“Halo: Contact Harvest” Coming Fall 2007

A new Halo novel is on the way, and it’s not about the Spartans. Well actually, that depends which theories you support. The story is about the first contact between the Covenant and the Human Race. Side note: If I recall this is also the plot of Halo Wars. The main character will be a young Sargeant Johnson (the popular theory is that he was part of the Spartan I program).

The novel will be written by Bungie’s own Joseph Stanton. You can read an interview about the novel here.

Also, Bungie has released a new Halo 3 beta montage. Download here or watch here

5 days till the beta!



Condemned 2: Bloodshot announced WITH MULTIPLAYER?

During todays “SEGA Gamer’s Day” one of the titles to be announced was Condemned 2 for Ps3, and 360. The big surprise is that the game will feature online multiplayer.

Condemned 2: Bloodshot for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, developed by original franchise creator Monolith Productions, and sporting “an all-new fighting mechanic and online multiplayer functionality”, will debut in early 2008 for the next-gen consoles. According to the firm, “Players will engage in visceral combat using a variety of firearms, blunt instruments and an all-new fighting system complete with defensive and offensive combo chains, [as well as an] all-new set of high-tech forensic tools.” Online multiplayer modes will include hand-to-hand deathmatch playable across the network.

Wow! I’m super happy that this is coming out, seeing as Condemned was one of my favorite Xbox 360 launch titles. It’s one of few shooters that not only implement story in amazingly well, but it’s also one of the only games to make me turn on the lights while playing (play with surround sound, and be ready to scream).

Let’s hope Monolith has another hit on their hands in Early 2008!