There's a good chance that Microsoft and 343 Industries are preparing to announce Halo 6 for Xbox One on E3, but if you want to go back to the science fiction universe a little bit earlier, & # 39; I want to bring some coins and an appetite – Halo: Fireteam Raven is an arcade game that comes to Dave & Buster & # 39; s this summer.
Halo: Fireteam Raven is a cooperative shooter for four players that puts you in control of the orbital shock soldiers known as Fireteam Raven. They are in the same Halo ring as the Master Chief during the events of the original 2001 game, and in addition to fighting the Covenant's troops and vehicles, you will also encounter the creatures of the Flood Inunits.
The game takes place inside a machine equipped with four machine gun turrets and a 130-inch 4K screen, with the health of its characters and the total count of visible deaths at the top. As you can see in the advance of the announcement, the game shows the appearance of the main console games, with impressive fidelity and all the special effects you expect from Halo. The sound is also direct, as can be heard by the cries of the Grunts.
Halo: Fireteam Raven was developed primarily by Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix "in a unique partnership with 343 Industries," according to the official announcement. Raw Thrills is directed by Eugene Jarvis, the legendary shoot-em-up designer responsible for games such as Robotron 2084 and Smash TV . More recently, he consulted with Housemarque during the development of the excellent Nex Machina. It was the studio's last arcade-style game before pivoting to other genres, citing lack of profitability.
"Arcade games are a completely different challenge compared to console and PC games, and we have learned a tremendous amount as we work with Raw Thrills to make this happen," said Chief 343 of Halo transmedia Kiki Wolfkill .
Jarvis seems to rely on the final product, too, calling it "the most spectacular arcade experience [Raw Thrills has] ever made."
Initially, Halo: Fireteam Raven will only be available on Dave & Buster & # 39; s in the United States and Canada, but 343 Industries has plans to expand it to other locations. Hopefully, we'll see a port for the Xbox One at some point, as it seems worthy of the Halo name.