A new Halo game has been announced--for arcades. Halo: Fireteam Raven is a new co-op shooter developed by arcade mainstays Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix in partnership with Halo custodians 343 Industries. The game is set during Halo: Combat Evolved's timeline, and puts you into the boots of Fireteam Raven on Alpha Halo. This is a group of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers, and you'll fight alongside Master Chief himself and other members of the UNSC. Like in other Halo games, you're squaring off against Covenant creatures.
The game plays on a 130-inch, 4K screen and the setup is outfitted with four physical machine guns. Players can work together or compete against one another.
"Halo: Fireteam Raven is without a doubt, the most spectacular arcade experience we've ever made," Raw Thrills CEO Eugene Jarvis said in a blog post. "After years of development it is now ready."
Halo: Fireteam Raven will start to show up at Dave & Busters locations in the US and Canada this summer, with more coming in the fall. The game is also baked into the Halo Waypoint website, as you'll be able to scan a QR code and see results on the website.
While a cool and exciting announcement, this is probably not the Halo game many are looking forward to. Halo 6, or whatever the next entry in the series is called, is in development but has not yet been officially announced. E3 2018 is coming up in just a few weeks, and given that it's been three years since Halo 5, now might be the year the next Halo is officially announced.