So last night, I posted about the countdown that appeared on Bungie. Well, the countdown is officially over, and with its end came a new teaser for a brand new game, as some were anticipating. It’s no Halo 4, if that’s what you’re hoping for, but it is related to the Halo universe.
While not many details are given, and it remains enigmatic as ever (thanks Bungie), there are a few clues to pick up on.
Video after the jump.
The words “prepare to drop” appear later in the trailer, and visions of a futuristic skyline appear as pods seem to drop from the atmosphere. Anyone familiar with the mythology of the games knows about the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers, or ODST for short (also called Helljumpers), who are known for dropping in from orbit on high speed pods straight into the action.
The ODST’s join you at several points in the action during the game, most notably in a level in Halo 2 where the Chief drops with them, emerging from his pod with both an SMG and a Rocket Launcher. So what does this mean?
Well for some time, folks have speculated that a squad based shooter was going to appear set in the Halo universe. The ODST’s would make the perfect unit to follow in the action, as they happen to be some of the biggest bad asses in the UNSC.
In addition, the words “Halo 3” appear in the trailer as well, leading one to believe that what we experience in the game is happening concurrently with some of the events we’ve already seen in the Halo-verse. The thought of running through dilapidated future-Earth streets under siege by the covenant with a squad of soldiers could be extremely appealing.
Or I could be wrong about everything. Thoughts?