If you’re looking forward to playing an exciting shooter game in the old school way, Microsoft and 343 Industries have a surprise for you. This week, the companies have just announced the exclusive release of Halo as an arcade game. If you wanted some modern fun in a traditional way, get ready to be amazed.
Microsoft has been planning an arcade Halo for quite a long time
On Thursday, Microsoft made the exclusive announcement of the arcade Halo, which is the first game of the type belonging to this series. To make everything possible, the company needed some professional help. Therefore, it developed the game in collaboration with Play Mechanix and Raw Thrills, who have plenty of experience in creating arcade games.
The arcade Halo, called Fireteam Raven, it features four players who need to work together to protect the galaxy. Their ultimate goal is to defeat the Covenant, the biggest enemy of the galaxy, and they do it while fighting in the same team as the mighty Master Chief.
The game preserves the traditional arcade competition while it’s also collaborative
In terms of graphics and visuals, the arcade Halo is pretty impressive. While it is available on the old school coin-operated machine, it sports some impressive 4K graphics on a screen of 130 inches. To make everything easier, the machine will also feature some machine guns you can use for different purposes.
If you are a fan of the other Halo games, you might want to know where to place this one. The time setting of the arcade Halo coincides with the Combat Evolved game from 2001. Your four-player team will be Fireteam Raven, which is part of the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers.
The game will also preserve the true arcade spirit. Yes, Halo will be collaborative and ask you and your teammates to work together. However, they kept the typical arcade tops where you should beat the others’ high scores. After many years of development and preparations, Microsoft finally managed to finish Halo: Fireteam Raven. Shortly, it will be available on all arcade machines, so stay tuned for more info.
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