Halo 4 is awesome, as our stonking review suggests. Not only is the epic campaign a genuine bench-mark for first-person shooters, it’s also fantastic proof that there is so much potential still untapped in the current console generation.
The Infinity multiplayer is as deep and compulsive as Reach’s online mode ever was, but one of the most interesting and playable aspects outside the campaign is Spartan Ops, an episodic series of missions following a full story arc. The first 5 missions are available as Episode One when you buy the game, and 343 industries have promised to periodically release several extra episodes, bringing the full mission tally to 50.
The trailer below is for Episode 2 of Spartan Ops, and shows a mysterious artefact recovered from the planet Requiem taking control of the UNSC Infinity and forcing Crimson and Majestic (that’s Team Red and Team Blue, to you and me) back down to the planet’s surface to search for a way to free the Infinity and escape.
Spartan Ops Episode 2 will be available to download from Monday November 12, from Halo Waypoint or Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
Halo 4 is out now on Xbox 360.