The de-make craze shows no sign of abating. Pixel Force, following its successes with Left 4 Dead and DJ Hero homages, will reduce Halo to an 8-bit platformer (with top-down Warthog driving) next month. But, erm, about Cortana ...

Promising all of the action - and extra-curriculars with the cutscenes - of the original Halo, Pixel Force: Halo this is Eric Ruth's third interpretation of a modern console hit. He promises the game will feature 8-direction Contra-style shooting in the platform sequences and, of course, a bitchin' chiptune soundtrack.