IGN was able to score an inside look in the demo for Halo 4, and it’s all about a return to form. Master Chief and Cortana are back and are immediately thrust into new, unfamiliar territory. Armed with just a battle riffle, our hero is forced to deal with not only Covenant hostiles, but also a new, mysterious race called the Promethians.
Check out some of the new stuff in store.
An almost Zergling-like flanking unit of the Prometheans: The Crawler
The Promethean Knight looks like a faster, stronger Elite, but can also teleport and spawn Watchers to help him also
Watchers are small, aerial units capable of catching your grenades and throwing them back
A new Promethean-class gun called the Forerunner Light Rifle – capable of a 3-round burst or sniper rounds
The Promethean Scattershot: a shotgun class weapon capable of firing around corners
Just some random tidbits: I love the new minimalist HUD; the easier it is to take in the surroundings, the better. Also, with Promethean Vision you’re able to see around corners, and with the Promethean Scattershot you’re able to shoot around corners… can you say broken? I’m absolutely stoked at what a new race brings to the multiplayer aspect of Halo 4. The two previewed weapons are crazy enough, so can you imagine what the Promethean tank would look like? Or a Promethean Banshee? Or any vehicle for that matter? Oh, that’s another thing… we need more multiplayer info preeze and thank you.