‘GRENADE!!!’ – Halo: Anniversary Kinect Features Revealed

‘GRENADE!!!’ – Halo: Anniversary Kinect Features Revealed

Remember a while back when new Halo developers 343 Industries announced that the upcoming Halo: Anniversary Edition would include Kinect features? Well, they’ve just been revealed at last.

Now, if you read this article’s title and the obscure reference to a grenade with three exclamation marks, you may be wondering just what on earth I’m talking about. Never fear though, as all is to become apparent.  Basically this reference refers to the new suite of voice activated commands you can (optionally) use in the Halo: Anniversary Edition and, to be honest, they’re a bit of a mixed bag.

Shout At Your TV

Yes, in Halo: Anniversary you’ll be able to use the magical powers of Kinect and your lovely voice to control what Master Chief gets up to. Announced so far are the abilities to reload your gun, throw grenades (presumably by shouting grenade!!! as loudly as possible) and you’ll even be able to use the power of you voice to switch between the original Halo graphics and the remastered, more snazzy graphics from Halo: Anniversary. There’s also apparently more inclusions, but 343 isn’t lifting the lid on these just yet.

In addition there is also an ‘Analyze’ mode included within the optional Kinect controls which will allow Master Chief to scan his environment for content, which will then be stored in a Library which can be navigated using gesture controls. Scannable items include everything from vehicles to characters, so be sure to probe them regularly (sounds wrong, doesn’t it) with your new Kinect controls.

Halo: Anniversary is to be released on November 15th, 2011, but what do you think about the inclusion of these optional Kinect extras? Personally I’m waiting to see whether or not they pay off – I prefer pressing a button to reload rather than shout at the TV. Whether you agree or disagree with this Kinect inclusion, be sure to comment below and let us know what you think.

Source: New York Comic Con

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