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    Halo 2 Vista X06 Press Kit Content

    The press kit for Halo 2 Vista on xbox.com's X06 Press Kit page contains a number of new screenshots and a facts sheet, which are being hosted locally here for your convenience.

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    The information from the fact sheet is as follows:

    “Halo 2” for Windows Vista

    Fact Sheet
    September 2006


    Title: “Halo 2” for Windows Vista

    Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

    Developer: Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie Studios

    Format: DVD for the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system

    ESRB Rating: M for Mature

    Availability: Q1 of 2007

    Pricing: Pending

    Product Overview:

    The entertainment phenomenon that conquered the digital universe is once again out to save the planet as the award-winning, best-selling “Halo 2” is coming to the Windows Vista platform. Optimized for the advanced gaming features in Windows Vista, “Halo 2” promises to revolutionize the first-person shooter experience for Windows gamers, as it did for consoles. With its classic story, enhanced visual presentation, multiplayer excitement and all-new Map Editor, “Halo 2” for Windows Vista offers more game customization and new content than ever before.

    Windows Vista gamers will be able to experience the epic story of “Halo 2” as Master Chief delves further into the mystery of the Covenant in the aftermath of Halo’s destruction. What he discovers will soon threaten the fate not only of Earth, but of the Universe itself.

    Key Features:

    • Epic Narrative: The saga continues with “Halo 2,” the international award-winning sequel to the highly successful and critically acclaimed “Halo: Combat Evolved.” In this sequel, the battle comes to Earth, and Master Chief, a genetically enhanced super soldier, is the only thing standing between the relentless alien Covenant and the destruction of all humankind.

    • Exciting Single-Player Gameplay: Experience first hand the epic struggle between Master Chief and the Covenant armada. Brandish dual-wield weapons Covenant arms and pilot human and non-human vehicles and aircraft to battle intelligent AI alien enemies.

    • Unmatched Online Gaming: “Halo 2” for Windows Vista will tap into the power of Live Anywhere, a service similar to Xbox Live, to deliver online matchmaking for PC gamers. The service will enable Windows Vista gamers all over the globe to connect via their PCs and play on an innovative and competitive online forum.

    • New Multiplayer Map Editor: The game will also feature the all-new new Map Editor, guaranteeing additional new, fan-generated content in the future. The “Halo 2” community can now tap their endless creative potential to develop an unlimited number of user-created multiplayer levels.

    • Complete Community Freedom: “Halo 2” for Windows Vista offers gamers the freedom to host their own dedicated servers for maximum multiplayer action.

    • Superior Presentation and Cinematic Excellence: Bring the vast, imaginative world of “Halo 2” to life on the Windows Vista platform through higher-resolution textures and improved lighting effects. Experience the unmatched cinematic quality of “Halo 2” through the power of Windows Vista.

    • Unprecedented Pedigree: The “Halo” franchise is one of the best selling and monumental entertainment experiences in history with more than 14.5 million units sold worldwide, more than 18 Game-of-the-Year awards, 750 million hours and 500 million matches logged over Xbox Live. “Halo 2” was also one of the most successful entertainment launches of all time – including books, films, graphic novels, games and music. “Halo 2” for Windows Vista brings this incredible experience to Windows Vista gamers everywhere.

    Developer Information:

    Bungie Studios was founded in 1991 with two goals: to develop games that combine brilliant technology, beautiful art, intelligent stories and deep gameplay, and then sell enough of those games to achieve its real goal of total world domination. Over the past 10 years it has produced games such as the “Marathon Trilogy” and the first two “Myth” games, hailed as classics by critics and gamers around the world. Bungie’s “Halo” franchise is an international award-winning action title that has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon, selling more than 14.5 million units worldwide, logging over 750 million hours of multiplayer action on Xbox Live and
    spawning action figures, books, a graphic novel, apparel, an upcoming film adaptation and more. Bungie is currently at work on “Halo 3,” which represents the third chapter in this “Halo” trilogy and is slated for release in 2007. More information on Bungie can be found at http://www.bungie.net/.


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    The information contained in this fact sheet relates to a prerelease product that may be substantially modified before its first commercial release. Accordingly, the information may not accurately describe or reflect the product when first commercially released. This fact sheet is provided for informational purposes only, and Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the fact sheet or the information contained in it.

    For more information, press only:
    Tom Stratton, Edelman, (323) 202-1039 tom.stratton@edelman.com
    Joe DiMiero, Edelman, (323) 202-1063, joe.dimiero@edelman.com
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    ok, I am going to get Vista no matter what now.
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    I'm confused with the last picture. Namely the light panel showing jagged edges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeph View Post
    I'm confused with the last picture. Namely the light panel showing jagged edges.
    What exactly are you referring to?

    And it looks like they implemented the bloom mapping.
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    1337 Guys.
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    Nvm
    Looks way better than before. Might consider getting it now.
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    Wow. Bungie was right when they said the textures and stuff were being redone at their recent Podcast! The graphics look fantastic!
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    Wow, today is going greatly, 1st I get to be made into a Mod, and now this, this is going to be cool, I'm going to get Halo 2 Vista.
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    Re: Halo 2 Vista X06 Press Kit Content

    Quote Originally Posted by Stealth_1000 View Post
    Wow, today is going greatly, 1st I get to be made into a Mod, and now this, this is going to be cool, I'm going to get Halo 2 Vista.
    Me too, man!
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    What, you got truned in to a Mod?
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