That likely puts Master Chief head-to-head with this year’s Call of Duty, rumoured to be a sequel to 2010’s Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Call of Duty typically launches within the first two weeks of November. In recent years, Halo games have traditionally launched during September.
But Microsoft and Activision’s shooters won’t be the only titles fighting for the top spot during the early weeks of November.
EA’s FPS contender Medal of Honor: Warfighter launches one week before Halo 4 on October 26th, while Assassin’s Creed III launches just days earlier on October 31st.
“We are beginning a new saga with ‘Halo 4’ and embarking on a journey that will encompass the next decade of ‘Halo’ games and experiences,” said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios.
“Millions of fans worldwide have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to step back into the boots of Master Chief, and with ‘Halo 4’ leading the charge, we’re confident 2012 will be the most successful year in Xbox history.”
To coincide with the launch date announcement, Microsoft released a new Red vs. Blue video showcasing brand new in-game footage from Halo 4. Take a look at it for yourself below.
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