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Halo 4 E3 gameplay & screens

Master Chief makes new friends.

Microsoft kicked off their E3 presentation with a gameplay demonstration of Halo 4 that certainly caught everyones attention.

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After watching the Infinity crash landing on the planet surface, Master Chief sets off to intercept. We're in a jungle environment, the friendly voice of Cortana ringing in our collective ear, her face sits on the left of the HUD. An assault rifle cuts through a selection of Grunts, Jackals and Elites.

Though it's not long before we meet a new adversary. An insect-like being with a helmet that lifts to reveal a glowing skull bathed in red. The unknown enemy has an drone-esque flying sidekick.

The Chief takes him down with a few choice shots, and then picks up the dropped weapon, a Light Gun. It's pretty cool, but not as good as the Scattershot that is picked up not long after. Cortana remarks that it is 'Forerunner' in design.

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We also see some defence droids; at a first glance they look like local wildlife, but before long they're working with the other creatures, much like the Covenant did in previous chapters of the Halo story.

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Before the end we also see a heat sensor in the HUD that helps the Chief spot enemies in the dark. The demo wrapped up with the tagline "An Ancient Evil awakens".

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