Halo Waypoint Launches with New Content

Halo Waypoint, the new virtual home for all things Halo,
launches on Xbox LIVE, and will be the exclusive destination for
full-episode previews of Halo Legends beginning Saturday, November 7.
Available for Halo fans worldwide following a successful preview period, Halo Waypoint brings all the richness of the Halo universe together in one place. Halo Waypoint
features daily updates of fresh, exciting content such as developer
interviews, trailers and screenshots, exclusive video footage,
community activities, and the latest Halo news.

 

Avatar Awardables
In addition, Halo Waypoint includes an innovative career system that tracks players’ accomplishments across multiple Halo games and gives them new ways to show off their heroic gameplay feats. By downloading and “enlisting” in Halo Waypoint, players will be rewarded with a variety of Bungie-created Halo 3: ODST
Avatar Awardables for attaining specific Achievements in the game.
Rewards vary from stylish T-shirts to full sets of ODST armor. The
experience is retroactive, so if players have already unlocked the
requisite Achievements, the awards will be ready for them once they
enlist in Halo Waypoint. 

Players can unlock the following Achievements to gain access to Halo 3: ODST Avatar Awardables:

Achievement Title Achievement Description Achievement Awardable
Tourist Accessed and downloaded the city map to your VISR. ODST Black T-shirt
Dark Times   Killed 5 enemies while using VISR mode. ODST Hoodie
Campaign Complete: Normal Completed the Campaign on Normal difficulty. ODST Rookie Helmet
Good Samaritan Killed no Engineers in the city at night during entire campaign, alone or with another ODST. ODST Full Body Armor
Vid Master Challenge: Endure In Firefight, on any mission, pass the 4th Set on 4-player Heroic LIVE co-op

ODST Dare Helmet (Female)

Recon Helmet (Male)

 

As a bonus for enlisting in Halo Waypoint, fans receive a Monitor accessory for their Avatars modeled after the HaloHalo Waypoint. character, 343 Guilty Spark. The Monitor will help fans find their way around

Halo Legends Anime
The rollout of exciting new Halo
content doesn’t stop there. This Saturday, the first preview episode of
the highly anticipated anime series, Halo Legends, will debut ONLY on Halo Waypoint.

Set to be distributed in early 2010 by Warner Home Video, written
and created by an array of renowned anime studios and produced by 343
Industries, Halo Legends will explore never-before-told stories based
on themes and characters in the vast Halo universe. Sponsored by the U.S. Air Force, previews of four new Halo Legends episodes will be available only on Halo Waypoint during 24-hour live-streaming events on Xbox LIVE over the next three months.

The
first Halo Legends preview episode, “The Babysitter,” is created by
famed anime house STUDIO4˚C, and follows the story of a group of ODSTs
who reluctantly accept a Spartan sniper into their strike team. As they
embark on a perilous mission to assassinate a high-ranking Covenant
Prophet, old rivalries must be reexamined if the mission is to succeed.
Watch what happens as the mission progresses into hostile territory,
and both the Spartan and the ODSTs discover something important about
the other.

Following each preview episode on Xbox LIVE, fans
will receive exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at each studio’s
creative process through “making of” specials. Below is the current
broadcast schedule of upcoming Halo Legends live-streaming events
(subject to change):

Episode Airing Date (24-hour)
Introduction to “Halo Legends” 11/05/09
“The Babysitter” 11/07/09
Making of “The Babysitter” 11/14/09
“The Duel” 11/21/09
Making of “The Duel” 11/28/09
“The Package” Part 1 12/5/09
Making of “The Package” 12/12/09
“The Package” Part 2 12/19/09
Making of ‘The Package”  12/26/09
“Origins” Part 1 1/2/10
Making of “Origins”  1/9/10

 

To learn more about Halo Legends, visit the official website.

 

 

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