Halo Waypoint Becomes Destination For Halo Fans This FallS

Microsoft has more than just Halo 3 ODST to whip the Halo fanbase into a lather this fall. It's also launching the Halo Waypoint on Xbox Live, a "destination" for fans of Bungie's space marine creation.

Halo Waypoint will give fans their first peek at the Halo Legends anime series of shorts, with "select" episodes debuting on Live. Halo Legends won't hit DVD and other digital formats until next year, courtesy of Warner Bros.

Waypoint will also feature content including podcasts, trailers and screen shots, some of it exclusive to the "experience." Microsoft will also offer fans a "career system" and player rankings tied to "in-game and out-of-game accomplishments."

Considering the Halo series' previous out-of-game hype building tactics, we'd imagine Microsoft and the newly christened 343 Industries have something fans will lap up.