Have you ever wished that you could combine Halo and Pokémon somehow? Well, Forge creator Captaindirewolf has your back. Poke’Battle is a forge map created with the intention of bringing the iconic pocket monster battles to Halo 5. The stage begins by having two players stand on opposing platforms, each with three buttons: a red one, blue one, and green one. The three buttons correspond to Charizard, Blastoise, and Venusaur respectively. Once a player has picked their Pokémon, the battle begins. Whoever picked the opposing side’s weakness is granted a weapon that they can use to kill the other player in order to snag the win. If both sides pick the same Pokémon, then both sides receive weapons to see who can kill the other first.
The fun does not stop with just the three Kanto starters, however. Outside of the main battle, the map is littered with additional Pokémon to discover including Dugtrio, Pikachu, and even a Magikarp. Check out the video showcase above, courtesy of Zannyvids!
What do you think of Poke’Battle? Let us know in the comments!
When it comes to video game castles, it’s hard to think of any more famous than Peach’s castle, and especially its Super Mario 64 variant. Halo 5 player Bearskopff has recreated the iconic location in the game’s Forge mode, allowing Spartans to battle it out on the colorful castle grounds. The vibrant recreation really holds true to the aesthetic of the classic Nintendo 64 platformer. To play the map yourself, just search for the Bearskopff Gamertag. Those who don’t own Halo 5 can enjoy screenshots of the castle in the gallery below.
It’s always enjoyable to own the soundtrack of some of your favorite games. The Halo franchise has had its soundtracks available for every game, and Halo 5: Guardians is no exception. However, Halo 5‘s soundtrack is getting various different editions, which will become available on October 30th, three days after the game’s release.
Read below for a list of each edition of the Halo 5‘s epic soundtrack, composed by Kazuma Jinnouchi, including prices and any additional features. You can find most of these on Amazon and digitally on iTunes:
Digital Edition ($15.99)
Standard CD/LP ($24.99)
Comes with MP3 download card
Clear Vinyl ($24.99 and only available at Hastings)
Limited run of only 1,000 copies
Comes with MP3 download card
Limited Edition ($49.99)
2 compact discs
Vinyl double album
Blu-ray with 5.1 Surround-Sound edition soundtrack and cinematic exclusive, “The Sprint – Making Halo 5: Guardians”
Orchestral sheet music of “Jameson Locke” from the recording session at Abby Roads Studios
Digital download card featuring exclusive bonus tracks
What edition of the soundtrack are you interested in? Let us know in the comments below!
Halo 5: Guardians is an upcoming FPS game serving as the official sequel to Halo 4, and will surely be a front-runner for the Xbox One as it is exclusively for Microsoft’s next-generation console. Halo 5 is looking at a release scope toward the end of next year.
In dedication to the Rooster Teeth branch Achievement Hunter, YouTube animator Spawn Solo has taken it upon himself to re-create Halo 5‘s official trailer in the style of Minecraft. Utilizing the Maya 3D animation software, Spawn Solo has spawned a flawlessly similar trailer video.
In the description of the video is a link to Halo 5‘s official trailer, and you can compare the two for yourself to see how strikingly similar they are.
What do you think about the animation? Leave a comment down below and share your opinions!
We’ve been hit with a bit of unexpected news this morning: the next installment in the Halo series will be titled Halo 5: Guardians. And more importantly, it’s not coming until the fall of 2015, as confirmed by 343 Industries. While the company that took over the Halo series have only granted us with a CGI trailer at last year’s E3, it was widely assumed the next entry would be releasing later this year, but it’s now confirmed that won’t be happening.
“Halo 5: Guardians is a bigger effort than Halo 4. That applies to the content and scope of the game, as well as the technology in what’s now a brand new and more powerful engine. Certainly there are some core elements carried over from prior games, but we’ve invested a huge effort in retooling our tech to take full advantage of the Xbox One’s hardware and ecosystem to create worlds and experiences worthy of next-gen.” —Bonnie Ross
But for those of us who may be disappointed by the wait for the Xbox One exclusive, the general manager at 343 Industries Bonnie Ross insisted 2014 won’t be completely absent of the Xbox’s biggest series.
“Many fans noted that I was very deliberate with my phrasing on stage at E3 last year. I spoke about a ‘journey,’ rather than a destination – and that journey definitely begins in 2014 with a giant leap, rather than one small step. We’ll give you much more information about our plans for this year at the Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing on June 9, and we’re confident that Halo fans will be pretty excited [about] the special plans we have in store.” —Bonnie Ross
Microsoft assured us awhile back that we’d be enjoying some kind of Halo experience this year, and while we’ve been left to our assumptions, there’s been several hints toward a remastered version of Halo 2 launching this fall, and the next official entry in the series launching at the tail end of next year certainly reinforces that theory, though it should be noted we still don’t have anything concrete. What we can be sure of is we’ll know for sure in just a few short weeks, E3 will answer all of our questions. How do you feel about this announcement? Sound off in the comments section.
It has been confirmed in the past that next Halo game would be released in 2014, but when that statement was made, it was left ambiguous whether that game was specifically to be Halo 5: “official name of the next title not announced yet.” Though there was already good reason to assume as much, the cover of the Official Xbox Magazine’s March edition adds even more reason to believe the next Halo is, in fact, Halo 5.
Under a big Titanfall logo, the magazine cover reads “Halo 5. It’s coming this year! First glimpse of a new world inside.” If that’s not obvious, then I don’t know what is. Now here’s a picture of the full cover.
Microsoft’s E3 press conference had a very impressive teaser. A cloaked figure moving across the desert is ambushed. The hood is removed to reveal… Master Chief. The crowd’s applause roared over the audio. But… what did we really see at E3?
The reveal of Halo for Xbox One has many fans worried. Halo 2‘s tenth anniversary is next year, and many players want to celebrate with a remake. Did Microsoft’s E3 showing kill those chances?
“There was no ambiguity in not putting a number after the game. For me, what we showed wasn’t the game. Nobody should be confused on that. I didn’t really want to try to show something that was clearly a thought piece by the studio around where Master Chief is in his journey, and then drop the name after it and be somewhat disingenuous about that being the game.
“But I did want Bonnie to come out and say, ‘First-person shooter. Master Chief.’ Because they’ll get the questions – ‘Hey, is this ODST? What are you guys doing?’ Bonnie comes out and reaffirms that 343 is building this game. It’s Master Chief. It’s a first-person shooter at 60 frames per second. It’s coming in 2014.”-Phil Spencer, Vice President of Microsoft Game Studios
In other words, Halo isn’t quite ready to be shown yet. That begs the question, “why have a teaser?” Spencer has a response to that too.
“If you go back in Halo history, and I’ve been around all of the Halos since Halo 1… Halo usually has two E3s.”
So does this kill the chance of a Halo 2 remake, or is that just a dream that will never see the light? Phil Spencer has a very vague answer for you.
“I’ll be open. We have discussions about [Halo 2’s anniversary]. It’s more about the right time and making sure that we really would do the right thing for the franchise.
“The Halo Anniversary that we did was as much about the launch of the first Xbox as well. It was a culmination of many things coming together. It would probably run out of steam if we were trying to think about, ‘Okay, what’s 10 years old now?’ It’s definitely more from the game itself, the experience that we’re able to bring to market. Less about ‘Is the last digit a zero?’ in terms of its anniversary.”
What do you think? Would you like to see Halo 2 on Xbox One, or should Microsoft jump to make Halo 5? With a 2014 release window shown at E3, Master Chief is going to come back to Xbox next year, remake or original.