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Bungie unveils details on 4-player Halo 3 co-op


With the revelation earlier today that 4-player co-op is definitely coming to Halo 3, Bungie has now posted an article detailing everything you could want to know about the feature. So, without further ado, the nitty-gritty:
  • 4-player co-op via system link or Xbox Live
  • Splitscreen limited to 2 players, but 2 more can be accommodated via system link or Live
  • Co-op is managed in its own lobby, similar to other modes
  • Players can still save films of co-op sessions
  • Bungie will be adding some incentive for multiple play-throughs
If you haven't yet surmised the significance of the image above, know that the three elites will serve as the Master Chief's co-op partners. Player two, naturally, will play as the Arbiter. The other two are newly created Elites with their own backstories. It seems that since the Schism of the Covenant in Halo 2, humanity finds itself with a growing segment of Elite sympathizers.

However you slice it, 4-player co-op -- and all of the tactical options it adds to Halo 3 -- sounds like it's going to be a blast. Now all we have to worry about is the fight over who gets to be Master Chief.

[Thanks, Skandil]

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1. ME!

Posted at 5:31PM on Jul 31st 2007 by DarkTravesty

2. I want to be the blue elite on the right! I hate the Arbiter for some reason...

Posted at 5:34PM on Jul 31st 2007 by Stupidiot

3. This game pwns GOW! I'm not a hater I actually like GOW, but Halo's are by far my favorite videogames.

Posted at 5:37PM on Jul 31st 2007 by TORO

4. *sniff sniff* Halo...godly...Im...speechless.

Posted at 5:41PM on Jul 31st 2007 by John

5. Back of the net!!!

Posted at 5:42PM on Jul 31st 2007 by Boff

6. I love this news! I want to be the Arbiter. Thanks you Bungie, Frankie, Lukems and fanboys everywhere. I'm now the most excited I've been for Halo 3 since before the beta.

Posted at 5:45PM on Jul 31st 2007 by Maximus

7. Hope you can get the achievements this way. I suck at Hard and Legendary. Need some Halo masters to carry me through the game :)

Good news though

Posted at 5:48PM on Jul 31st 2007 by Little Lee

8. I reckon they should open up the Beta again so we can do a few 'stress tests' of the 4 player co-op ;o)

Posted at 5:48PM on Jul 31st 2007 by Boff

9. No jump-in-anytime action like GoW... but four-player co-op!

Whooo!

Posted at 6:04PM on Jul 31st 2007 by E.J.

10. HALLEJUBHA!!!!

Posted at 6:05PM on Jul 31st 2007 by zourskittles

11. I can't wait

Posted at 6:05PM on Jul 31st 2007 by Dylan

12. Put that in your Metal Gear Solid 4 and smoke it...

Posted at 6:07PM on Jul 31st 2007 by intRvenous

13. Halo 3 already wasn't fair to other games, now it is just sick. Holy shit, this is the greatest thing ever I always knew in the back of my mind that Bungie wouldn't let us down, Gosh bless Bungie and America and everyone! This is the best news ever I was having a horrible day then I log on to see this?!?!?!?!

OMG

Posted at 6:10PM on Jul 31st 2007 by erivera3

14. Book fans: it's a shame we'll probably never see/play Kelly, Tom, Lucy ...Kurt, Sam. It would've been perfect for 4 player co-op... sniff sniff...

Maybe a Fall of Reach DLC mission?!

Posted at 6:12PM on Jul 31st 2007 by intRvenous

15. 56 days to go. It's like waiting for Christmas morning... torture!

Posted at 6:13PM on Jul 31st 2007 by Grindstone

16. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG! O_O

BUNGIE LISTENED TO US!!!!! I LOVE YOU BUNGIE! CAN WE HAVE A CORTANA FIGURINE IN OUR HALO3 SETS PLEASE!!!!!

Posted at 6:15PM on Jul 31st 2007 by rockeranimefreak

17. Anyone up for some online 4 person coop in some Halo 3?

Posted at 6:17PM on Jul 31st 2007 by erivera3

18. Midnight Launch Party Watch out!

Posted at 6:17PM on Jul 31st 2007 by DUG E. FRESH

19. "If you build it, they will come."

Posted at 6:25PM on Jul 31st 2007 by Clutch

20. EGM must feel PRETTY stupid right about now. Unless of course the internet twisted their words. Either way, god has shined upon this game.

Posted at 6:52PM on Jul 31st 2007 by DaveC

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