Halo 4 Coming November 6, Microsoft Confirms

By: CBS News (Posted by Kion Hudson)
By: CBS News (Posted by Kion Hudson)

(CBS)-- Microsoft announced Tuesday Halo 4 is slated for release on November 6. An announcement about the latest iteration of the blockbuster video game franchise is also scheduled to air on Tuesday night's episode of "Conan."

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The Xbox team hints that Conan O'Brien's may be involved with the next Halo.

"Find out how Conan O'Brien and his side-kick Andy Richter are connected to Master Chief and Halo 4 in a segment that features our very own Frank O'Connor and Kiki Wolfkill," the Xbox team said in a blog post.

There was also a small teaser of what to expect in Halo 4 this fall.

The end of Halo 3 found the Master Chief deep in cryogenic sleep, drifting toward a mysterious Forerunner planet, with Cortana instructed to wake him if she needs him. You can now consider his alarm clock officially set because Halo 4, the game that marks the much anticipated return of legendary hero Master Chief, will launch worldwide on November 6, 2012.

Halo 4 is one of the most highly anticipated video games of the year. The game is developed by 343 Industries and is supposed to kick off a new trilogy for the franchise.

The Halo series was originally developed by Bungie and is considered one of the most successful first-person shooting video game franchises.

The episode of Conan airs tonight at 11 p.m.

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