Master Chief is back this winter with 343 at the helm.
It probably won't come as a huge surprise, but the franchise that helped launch a million Xboxes is back this winter. 'Halo 4' puts you back in the Mjolnir Armor of Master Chief and gets you back to shooting baddies and, of course, slapping people down in multiplayer.
Aside from 'Halo Wars,' which doesn't really count as a proper 'Halo' game anyway, Bungie has developed every title in the franchise. 'Halo 4' marks the first time that we're seeing the game in the hands of someone else – that someone else being the folks at 343 Industries, who worked on 'Halo: Reach,' and 'Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.'
Microsoft says that Conan O'Brien will help to celebrate the announcement on his show tonight at 11pm PDT. A trailer or other reveal is doubtful, but there are bound to be a few good laughs – definitely couldn't hurt to tune in.