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Halo 4 promises big year for Xbox (images)

At its annual Spring Showcase, Microsoft and many of its video game developer partners showed off the best of what's coming on the leading console this year. Master Chief is the biggest name of all.

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Daniel Terdiman
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Halo 4

This holiday season, Master Chief fans get yet another chance to delve deep into the world of their hero. For the first time, 343 Industries takes over the Halo franchise, with Halo 4, which picks up where Halo 3 left off in 2007.

In this new game, players will have the chance to explore Master Chief's humanity--and to go Spartan on Spartan.

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The logo for Halo 4, which comes out this holiday season for Xbox 360.
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Master Chief Halo 3 v. Halo 4

A side-by-side comparison of the look of Master Chief between 2007's Halo 3 and Halo 4, which will be released this holiday season. The new game has basically rebooted the Halo franchise, and is the first Halo game by 343 Industries.
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Warhouse

In the early going, 343 Industries is showing just two maps from the upcoming Halo 4. One of them is Warhouse.
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Wraparound

This is Wraparound, part of the other Halo 4 map 343 Industries is showing in the early going.
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Master Chief

A look at Master Chief as he'll appear in Halo 4.
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Master Chief in Halo 4

Another look at the famous Master Chief, the star of the Halo series.
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Spartan v. Spartan

In Halo 4, players will be able to engage in Red Spartan versus Blue Spartan combat.
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Halo 4 weapon

A look at one of the signature weapons from Halo 4.
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Sparan IV

A look at a Spartan IV from Halo 4.
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Scene from Halo 4

A look at one of the signature areas that Halo 4 players will explore when they get their hands on the game this holiday season.
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Combat

A look at combat in Halo 4 featuring new weapons.
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Porsche pack

In May, Forza Motorsport 4 players will finally get their hands on Porsches. A new expansion pack will feature 30 Porsche cars, including this 911.
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Fable: The Journey

One of the beautiful scenes in Lionhead Studios' forthcoming Fable: The Journey.
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Fable magic

A look at how the all-Kinect Fable: The Journey allows players to cast magic.
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Rancor rampage

In the new Kinect Star Wars, players can enjoy a mini-game that allows them to maraud around as a Rancor.
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Podracing

A look at the podracing in Kinect Star Wars.
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Jedi Destiny

A battle scene from Kinect Star Wars.
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Dancing

A look at the dancing mini-game in Kinect Star Wars.

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