A new Halo Infinite calendar has revealed that a major vehicle from the previous games is coming back. With the return of the Brute enemy, the classic Chopper vehicle is making a comeback, and there's a bunch more intriguing concept art on the calendar too.
What does the 2022 Halo Infinite calendar show?
The listing for the calendar was spotted on a couple of different sites, including Calendars and ShopTrends, by ResetEra user Theorry. It features 13 different images pertaining to Halo Infinite, one of which depicts a Brute riding a Chopper, with several other Brutes in the background. The other images feature Master Chief and other soldiers engaged in battle with the Banished, hailing dropships, or gazing out at Halo rings, among other things. You can take a look at the full preview for the calendar here.
Given that the marketing for Halo Infinite has rather heavily featured the Brutes - and the Banished organization as a whole - the return of Choppers perhaps shouldn't come as a surprise, but it's neat nonetheless. This calendar is also intriguing as much for what it doesn't show as what it does. We still haven't seen Blue Team featured in any of the promotional materials for Halo Infinite - including this calendar - so we don't know what their status is. The calendar also shies away from depicting Cortana, even though the conclusion of Halo 5: Guardians would suggest she's going to play a major role in Halo Infinite.
What do we know about Halo Infinite so far?
Halo Infinite is the sixth main franchise entry in the Halo series. The story will follow on from Halo 5 and will centralize the story of Master Chief, the flagship protagonist of the franchise. It'll be set on the damaged Installation 07 Halo ring and will see Master Chief doing battle with the Banished, a Covenant splinter group first introduced in the real-time strategy spinoff Halo Wars 2. Master Chief's armor has also been redesigned to be closer in aesthetic to the MJOLNIR exoskeleton from Halo 2.
We don't yet know exactly when Halo Infinite will launch. According to 343 Industries and Microsoft, the game is content complete, and the main focus is now on bug-squashing and playtesting. Voice actor Verlon Roberts, who plays the role of Spartan Griffin, has suggested the game will launch in November, which would gel with the official line of a fall 2021 launch window. The Xbox E3 2021 presentation is set for June 13th at 1 pm Eastern, so we might well find out more about Halo Infinite then. We'll bring you more as soon as we get it.
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