Halo 5: Guardians is widely anticipated, which is understandable since it brings a load of features to the ongoing Halo franchise. Although the game is set to launch on October 27th, the development team, 343 Industries, revealed some screenshots of the game, while a new video shows the return of the classic Slayer mode in action.
The brand new images reveal The Blue Team Campaign Mission that 343 Industries had announced some time back, courtesy of Gaming Bolt. Although I’ve played past Halo games, my interest in them started depleting as they went on. However, Halo 5: Guardians does look pretty solid in certain areas, which sorta rekindled my interest to check-in on the latest features added to the fifth implementation. Obviously the screenshots don’t reveal that much of The Blue Team Campaign Mission, but they do give folks an ideal of what’s to come. You can check the new shots out that Gaming Bolt posted below.
Now the images aren’t what really got me that excited, however the new video showing Slayer did. I like that the team kept the game’s playstyle matching its previous mechanics, while adding some tactical measures for players to move around and get out of heated situations due to the jet-pack. Ultimately, I’m not that much of a fan of jet-packs, but at least you don’t have to get cornered in a dead-end and hopelessly strafe backwards with your back up against a wall while getting shot up, players can now just jet-pack their way out of a sticky situation with ease now.
The new video by Gamespot runs almost eight minutes, coming in at seven minutes and 57-seconds, and shows a full-on team Slayer. I think it’s best to note that some of the things going on didn’t really make much sense, like the person who threw the grenade in the beginning of the match or some of the other weird choices that were made. Anyways the game does look pretty fun and solid, which you can watch below.
Watch 8 minutes of Halo 5: Guardians Slayer multiplayer action from PAX 2015. Follow Halo 5: Guardians at GameSpot.com!
Something that won’t be returning is split-screen, local play. Halo games in the past always sported a campaign where you could buddy up with your friend and play through the whole story or online. Many fans were disappointed in this decision, but the devs are supposed to make it up in other features like the new Warzone and so-on. Although I’m on the fence with this game, I’m sure its initial release in October will clarify whether it’ll be great or not.
For those that want the latest info or just want to see more of the game, you can check out their official website halowaypoint.com, which offers the latest details on the game.