New Halo Figures and DLC Coming Soon Bootcamp and Spartan Assault Projects Spotted

New Halo Figures and DLC Coming Soon, Bootcamp and Spartan Assault Projects Spotted

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Lee Bradley

There’s been a flurry of Halo activity over the last few days, in the lead up to Microsoft’s E3 press conference next week.

Among the news is a new line of Halo toys, bringing with them bundled DLC skins. In addition to this, separate references to Halo projects called Bootcamp and Spartan Assault have appeared.

Let’s start with the toys first. A new wave of Halo action figures is slated for September, called Halo 4 Series 2. Selling for $13.99 a pop, the figures each come with DLC codes for new multiplayer weapon and armour skins. You can see a selection of the content below, with more at retailer Toywiz.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has registered domains for something called Halo: Spartan Assault.

The domains, including SpartanAssault.net, HaloSpartanAssault.com and Halo-SpartanAssault.com, were registered in late May [via Fusible]. We don’t what the domains relate to, so your guess is good as ours as to whether you think it’s a spin-off game, Spielberg’s upcoming Halo TV series, or something else entirely.

A similar air of mystery surrounds a Halo-related project called Bootcamp [via Game Front], which has turned up in a Korean Ratings Board listing. Translated, the listing mentions Halo 3.

Responding to the discovery, a Microsoft rep added to the mystery by saying, "What's Bootcamp? It is not related to our Xbox One efforts, or the Reclaimer Saga, but rather a project we're very enthusiastic about and will have more to say about in the near future.”

The Reclaimer Saga is the second Halo trilogy kicked off last year with 343 Industries Halo 4.

So that’s that. Plenty to chew on over the next week or so, as we build up to E3. Perhaps we’ll learn more about the projects then.

Comments
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  • Ugh...
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  • I don't get why people would spent $14 on things such as this.
  • Generic. Just another shooter.
  • I know it'll probably never happen but I still hold out hope for Halo Wars 2
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  • This franchise has long overstayed its welcome. Just finish 5 and 6, focus on new IPs, and let's move on with our lives. I can't take it anymore.
  • @4+7 I could not agree more.
  • @ #3: And guess what? There are millions of people out there who will say "I don't get it, how can you spend money on something like videogames?" ;) Why would you need to "get something", or comment on it if it doesn't interest you, as long as other people enjoy it? I love my MC and Commander Shepard figures on my desk in the office.
  • So over Halo and it's childish enemies, and stupid looking design, it's the most overrated game franchise ever imo, just wish it would go away and take COD with it, lets move on. I look forward to your letters fanboys.
  • They're turning it into Skylanders now?
  • I reckon the toys are a giggle for those that like having the figures on their shelves, the DLC is a nice addition. As for the speculation...I think Bootcamp is the name of Speilbergs new series and that Spartan Assault might be the sequel/second season of Spartan Ops. Those who know how it ended may or may not agree with the word "Assault" being used to describe what might come next in the series? Being how easily they can modify menu items and playlists without patch updates it wouldn't be a stretch to add Spartan Assault into the Infinity menu underneath Spartan Ops methinks...but that's just me I guess...
  • MS once said they wanted to make Halo an annual franchise. They've actually released one every year since 2009. I fully expect some sort of Halo game at retail this fall.
  • #13, that's what Halo TV is going to be!
  • @ 4,7 & 8 Well, hold on to your butt plugs guys because halo is here to stay.
  • I actually like Halo. Fuck me right?
  • @#10: Obvious troll is obvious. Anyway, if I had to guess, Bootcamp will be shown in more detail at E3 next week, and Spartan Assault probably is either the Spielberg show or an unannounced future project.
  • @13: Quite the opposite actually. 343 and Microsoft said they didnt want Halo to be a yearly franchise. Bootcamp was also the Name of the most recent Halo Graphic Novels: Halo: Fall of Reach: Bootcamp.
  • Halo has sold out... it's shit it always has been, the kiddies and the girls like it though so they'll keep pumping out the same crap every year and cashing in on them, have fun with you're generic cash cow shooter guys, peace.
  • To everyone complaining about the series being dragged on: stop complaining. The only reason they keep making these games is because you guys keep investing in their games. If you don't buy them, then the series loses interest. Or your other option: become a business tycoon and buy 343i, and close the project altogether.
  • @6 At first I thought you were having a stroke, but you saved it at the end. FUSE is simply terrible, really no redeeming qualities about a generic sounding and looking game that feels like it should be part of last generation. Insomniac really dropped the ball on that one.
  • This is sad...DLC included in $14 A figurine! Glad I dont get suckered into these things! But I bet alof ot parents are going to fork it in alot buy there 7-14 year olds asking Mommy & Daddy for them JUST to get the DLC, and forget the Toy! Kinda like McDonalds Happy Meal back in the day when the toys were the shit!
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  • Bootcamp, the Kinect Halo Fitness game! Get your ass in SPARTAN shape, this Winter!
  • @24 Haha. I could see people actually buying something like that.
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