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Halo 3 Confirmed for Fall 2007 42

Posted by Zonk
from the not-surprising-but-still-shiny dept.
The folks at Bungie share the news, via their weekly update, that Halo 3 will be coming out this fall. Not surprising, but still good to hear. The game's marketing campaign will soon be kicking into gear, and the site offers the first 'iconic' image they'll be using on billboards and bus stops. The update also includes a few words on the Crackdown/Beta offering (sometimes later this spring), and an update on where they are with Halo itself.
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Halo 3 Confirmed for Fall 2007

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  • I thought Halo 3 [wikipedia.org] ("Head Like a Hole" single by Nine Inch Nails) was out in 1990.
    • by KDR_11k (778916)
      Next thing we know you're going on about how all these PS2 games don't work on your IBM Personal System/2.
    • Geez, would you mods stop using the "Insightful" to moderate up posts that should be "Funny"? If you want to give the poster karma, moderate up the posts using "Underrated"!
  • by Alaren (682568) on Monday February 19, 2007 @02:07PM (#18069456)

    I don't do XBox360, but I'm excited that they've pinned down a release date. Now all the release dates I'm waiting on (Metroid Prime 3, Mario Galaxy, Smash Brothers Brawl) might finally start hitting as other game companies plan their releases around and/or to coincide with the juggernaut Halo 3 madness. Now if only we got something more definitive than "Fall..."

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Sciros (986030)
      Except that so far Nintendo has been total rubbish at keeping release dates unless they announce them as they approach. I'd love a solid release date from those guys as well (I'll probably get a Wii when Brawl hits shelves), but I doubt we'll get it.

      Bungie was good about Halo 2 so I expect the same of Halo 3. I just hope they're giving themselves enough time to make it killer. They didn't with Halo 2.
    • by Anonymous Coward
      ...does Nintendo actually pay attention to other releases when they make dates? I know they like to hit xmas with stuff but other than that aren't they in their own world? Particularly with Halo, I imagine they think the demographics don't cross much, and maybe they don't, although Smash Bros is a pretty major Halo competitor in my view.
      • by trdrstv (986999)
        ...does Nintendo actually pay attention to other releases when they make dates?

        Don't think so. Why else would they release Metroid Prime 2 right next to Halo2 ? That move cost a lot of sales...

        Smash Bros is a pretty major Halo competitor in my view.

        Smash is great, and I think it should be out Q3 this year (prior to the Christmas period). If they want ANYTHING to go toe to toe with Halo 3 though, it should be Mario Galaxy. Or at the very least it can't be Metroid.

        • Honestly, as much as I'm looking forward to Metroid Prime 3, Super Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Bros. Brawl I expect the game that will really define the Wii in 2007 is a game we do not know about and can probably not guess ...

          If you look at the DS, Nintendo is really good at producing unexpected highly successful franchises; Brain Training, Nintendogs, The New Super Mario Bros and Animal Crossing are all games that (seemed to) came out of no where and have become remarkably large hits on the DS because the
          • by trdrstv (986999)
            Honestly, as much as I'm looking forward to Metroid Prime 3, Super Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Bros. Brawl I expect the game that will really define the Wii in 2007 is a game we do not know about and can probably not guess ...

            Agreed. There is a lot of truth in that. I expect Mario to hold his own against Halo (just as Zelda would) and I also expect MGS4 and FFXIII to not make it this year. I think a game out of left field (like Nintendogs was) has tremendous potential to capture the sales this holiday.

    • I have a feeling Nintendo will be stupid and put Metroid Prime 3 out against Halo 3. Smash Bros might be able to go up against Halo 3, but not Metroid Prime 3, no way. Prime 2 didn't do nearly as well as Prime 1, and I think that can be greatly attributed to the fact that it went out up against Halo 2. With any luck, Nintendo won't do this... the downside though is that if Metroid Prime 3 doesn't come out then, we probably won't see it until 2008.
  • Show us WSXGA (1440x900) display users some widescreen love! :(
  • by Anonymous Coward
    ...when I see it. I seem to remember that Halo 2 was finally released almost a year after its initial release date. So using that time table, Halo 3 should be out sometime in the fall of 2008.
    • by Saffaya (702234)
      You are mistaken.
      Bungie never promised any date for Halo 2.
      The official line was "ships when ready"

      You are confusing blogs and web magazines expectations with official word from the studios.
    • I put a deposit on the game months ago, it will be a full year before I actually get it. Gamestop should give me ionterest on my $50 deposit ( I got the Ledgendary package)

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