Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Kinect Features Unveiled

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Microsoft and 343 Industries have today unveiled finally how the soon-to-released Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will make use of Kinect.

The remastered version of the classic first-person shooter will include voice commands and a new feature that lets players gather canonical information as they explore “Halo” and relive the iconic adventure. Full details regarding how the Kinect functionality in the game can be seen below.

Analyze Mode – Analyze Mode is a Kinect-exclusive feature that allows players to “scan” items of interest within the “Halo: Anniversary” campaign to populate the Library, an interactive encyclopedia of “Halo” lore. Once in Analyze mode, new articles of interest can be added to the Library by focusing the reticule on them and saying “Scan.”

The Library – The Library is an expansive index that provides detailed information on items of interest players have scanned through “Analyze Mode,” such as vehicles, characters, enemies and weapons. Through the use of gesture controls, players can explore the entire Library at any time and then return to the campaign to continue unlocking more secrets within the “Halo” universe.

Voice Commands – Harness the technology of Kinect for Xbox 360 to reload your weapon, throw grenades, switch seamlessly between Classic and Re-mastered graphics and more, using only your voice.

In addition to the revealing the Kinect features include in Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Microsoft and 343 Industries announced that the game will see the return of the fan-favourite multiplayer map Hang ‘Em High.

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