The new ‘Halo’ game is incredibly gorgeous

The first “Halo” game built from the ground up for Microsoft’s newest game console, the Xbox One, is finally here.

Well, almost here: It launches on Tuesday.

The game’s called “Halo 5: Guardians,” and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Just look at this madness:

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And that’s just a shot of the amount of detail in a random multiplayer match! Allow us to take you on a tour of the lavish vistas, verdant battlefields, and quiet space locales created by Microsoft’s dedicated “Halo” team at 343 Industries.

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title=”That’s the home planet of one of the series’ longtime enemy factions, known as ‘Elites.’ They’re the guys carved into the walls in sculpted reliefs:”
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title=”While their planet is full of dusty old caverns….”
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title=”And others are strewn with ancient structures, erected by a long-dead species known as the ‘Forerunner.'”
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title=”Some are especially lush with alien life — notably, we’re talking about alien life that doesn’t want to shoot you with a plasma rifle (for once).”
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title=”The story of ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ follows two supersoldiers, known as ‘Spartans.’ One is Master Chief, the other is Spartan Locke. This is Master Chief:”
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title=”And this is Spartan Locke:”
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title=”But don’t worry — aside from having different voice actors, both Locke and Chief play identically. They both have squads of soldiers at their side, which is a major addition in ‘Halo 5.'”
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title=”Traditionally in the ‘Halo’ series, you were fighting a collection of alien species called ‘The Covenant.’ In ‘Halo 5: Guardians,’ you’ll fight The Covenant once more! Here’s an ‘Elite’ soldier with a terrifying plasma sword:”
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title=”There’s also a ‘Jackal’ in the background — one of The Covenant’s less ferocious enemies:”
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title=”You’ll also fight enemies called ‘Forerunner.’ They come in a variety of flavours. There are the little dog-like guys that scamper across the ground and walls:”
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title=”And the bigger soldiers, which basically act like the Forerunner version of The Covenant’s Elites:”
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title=”And then there are bigger bad guys that pack a ton of firepower and wear fancy armour. They’re called knights, and they look like this:”
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title=”And finally, there’s this guy called ‘Warden Eternal.’ He’s essentially the boss of ‘Halo 5: Guardians,’ and you’ll fight him many, many times. Too many times, really.”
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title=”And you haven’t even seen the crazy multiplayer worlds yet! They range from gorgeous re-creations of past multiplayer arenas:”
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title=”They all share one important characteristic: detail! There’s an incredible focus on detail in every nook and cranny of the ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ world.”
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