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IGN HAlo Vault posts Bungie handout- Story!
Posted By: Mark Levin <>Date: 5/11/00 6:48 p.m.

The most interesting part is the right side, which gives a summary of Halo's background. As near as I can make it out:

About Halo: Halo is a sci-fi action game of epic battl, exploration, and discovery. Players wage a high-tech guerilla war, on foot, in vehicles, in the air and beneath the surface of an alien ring construct. working sometimes in concert with other AI characters, but more often alone, you must improvise to survive your fight against an overwhelming and heavily armed alien force.

The Story:

Hundreds of years from now, Earth's fledgling planetary empire has been drawn into a merciless war with a consortium of alien races known as the Covenant. Covenant technology is far beyond that of Earth, and the humans are losing. Whole planets are being destroyed. Billions have died. It's only a matter of time before the Covenant find Earth, and destroy it.

The most recent human planet to be discovered iby the Covenant fleet is Reach, population 700 million. The Covenant annihilate it utterly. A single human corvette escapes the battle. In a desperate attempt to lead the Covenant away from Earth, the ship charts a course for a distant unexplored system.

In a move that baffles the Commander and her crew, the entire Covenant fleet gives chase.

When the humans arrive at their destination, they find an alien artifact of enormous size in orbit between a gas giant and its moon. They have found HALO, a ring ten thousand kilometers in diameter, with a breathable atmosphere. On its inner surface, HALO has oceans, continents, varied climatic zones. It's a habitat.

The Covenant destroy the human ship in a battle near HALO, but a portion of the human crew escapes to land in scattered groups on the surface of the ring. One of the marines, more skilled than the rest, starts a guerilla war against the Covenant, trying to stop them from learning the secrets of HALO.

This marine is you. The game begins.


Well now we know what Reach is, in the HBC Transmissions...

One marine, more skilled than the rest? That sounds familiar ;)

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IGN HAlo Vault posts Bungie handout- Story!Mark Levin 5/11/00 6:48 p.m.
     Re: IGN HAlo Vault posts Bungie handout- Story!Myndreach [OSC] 5/11/00 6:50 p.m.
     marine looks like a x between the2 we've seen (nt)Myndreach [OSC] 5/11/00 6:53 p.m.
     the outside of pamphlet (just a link inside)Myndreach [OSC] 5/11/00 6:55 p.m.
     Tanj, you beat me to posting it (nt)Xero 5/11/00 7:10 p.m.
     Marine...drool...shotgun...drool...ntIku-Turso 5/11/00 7:33 p.m.
     Re: IGN HAlo Vault posts Bungie handout- Story!David Oosha 5/11/00 9:51 p.m.
     Re: IGN HAlo Vault posts Bungie handout- Story!Zaff 5/12/00 8:02 a.m.
           Re: IGN HAlo Vault posts Bungie handout- Story!GoldenBoy 5/12/00 8:30 a.m.

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