This new clip for the 10 anniversary re-mastering of the first Halo game takes a narrative approach to the lore of the sci-fi shooter series. The decades-long war with the alien Covenant collective has humanity pushed to the brink of total defeat and you—yes, you, the guy controlling the last of the Spartans—are the only hope.

I've seen the updated look of Combat Evolved Anniversary before but seeing it presented this way makes the emotional stakes of the story reverberate a bit more. Sgt. Johnson seems tougher, the Elites come across as more vicious and the Flood seem a whole lot creepier. Despite knowing how it all ends, the trailer makes you want to play Halo Combat Evolved all over again.


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