After what felt like a very long wait, Halo 4 has finally been released and is comfortably in the hands of consumers everywhere. Many have probably already completed the main campaign and have jumped into the multiplayer aspect of 343 Industries‘ title, but there’s still a lot of single-player and co-operative content scheduled to arrive for the game’s Spartan Ops mode. In honor of episode 2′s arrival next week, Microsoft has released a trailer highlighting a portion of what fans can expect from the free episodic content.
The teaser trailer, for anyone who has yet to complete the first five Spartan Ops mission included on the Halo 4 disc, highlights what happens after the UNSC has secured an ancient Forerunner artifact. It appears that the massive UNSC Infinity is experiencing some major technical issues as well, but anyone who’s completed Master Chief’s latest outing already knows what fate awaits the crew on board.
Spartan soldiers in both Crimson and Majestic squads will be tasked with several different objectives, and players will finally learn how the Infinity actually gets back into space after it’s less-than-ideal landing. According to OXM, ”the episode sees a mysterious artifact (recovered from Requiem) take control of vital systems on board the UNSC Infinity, forcing the Spartans of Crimson and Majestic back down to the planet to look for a way to free the ship.”
A grand total of 50 Spartan Ops missions will be arriving over the course of the next 10 weeks, so this trailer is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what 343 has planned for the mode. It’s a bit of a pain for fans to wait to get their hands on the entirety of the first season of Spartan Ops, but it’s hard to complain since all of the content is completely free.
Halo 4 is now available only on Xbox 360.
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