Bungie announces new Halo sequel

Bungie announced the newest entry into their popular Halo franchise today through a blog post on their website. The sixth game in the series will have a deep new storyline that goes places no Halo game has gone yet. We’ve got the full press release embedded below. We’re pretty excited about this one.

BUNGIE ANNOUNCES HALO 3: ODST SEQUEL

Bungie, the game studio that created the wildly-popular Halo series, is proud to announce the latest addition to the franchise: Halo 3: PTSD.

Halo 3: PTSD will continue the story of Halo 3: ODST, putting the players right on the front lines of deep emotional warfare. Experience all of the action as the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers take on their toughest enemies of all time: their feelings.

Battle fierce new enemies, like the awe-inspiring Panic Attack, or the raging Emotional Outburst. Utilize the latest weapons in the fight against Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, including the all-new Medication. Meet new allies along the way, such as Dr. Strausbaum, a kind psychiatrist who will stop at nothing to ensure the normalcy of day-to-day life is once again within the heroes’ grasp. Use the collaborative power of teamwork with up to sixteen friends in a no-holds-barred, anything-goes multiplayer Group Therapy Session. Traverse treacherous new terrain in eighteen new maps, ranging from the peaceful Quiet Room all the way to the embattled corners of your Subconscious Mind.

Game director Kevin Gainsburg said of Halo 3: PTSD, “This is the most amazing chapter in the story yet. We have really expanded on the characters so much that you almost feel like you’ve known them your entire life. And really, we all have. We’ve all got that one person in our life who flips over tables and builds a barricade as soon as they hear metal hit a concrete floor. This game will let us really delve into the lives of people suffering from this condition.”

The game is expected to go on sale in early 2013.