Halo: Combat Evolved remake coming this holiday season

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Fans of the original Halo have something to be very excited about. Rumors were floating around the internet of a possible remake of the original Halo and now, this rumor has been confirmed.  The remake is being developed by Saber Interactive, the developers responsible for TimeShift and the upcoming title, Inversion. The really exciting thing about this news, is that this won’t just be a simple port with increased resolution, but it will completely overhauled visually. Apparently the remake won’t be running on the Halo Reach engine, which came as somewhat of a surprise to me. It hasn’t been confirmed yet what engine it will be running on, but it is going to support 1080p and 3D output which is pretty cool news regardless what engine it’s running on.

Multiplayer has always been a huge part of the Halo series and the multiplayer details for the remake are still under wraps. It’s being said that there will be online co-op, with the details of split-screen co-op not being discussed yet. I’d like to see the split-screen co-op return just because that was the way I experienced Halo when it first came out. It would be cool to play through it again the same way, if anything, just for the nostalgia factor. I’m hoping we also see the competitive multiplayer return with full online support, because the original Halo had some of the best multiplayer maps of all time, in my opinion.

The game is expected to be released on November 15th, 2011. No pricing has been detailed yet, but expect to see more and more details released as we get closer to the holidays.

I’ll be picking it up for sure. Anyone else extremely aroused by this?
SOURCE: Joystiq

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