Microsoft announced that Halo: CE (Halo: Combat Evolved is now called Halo Anniversary) is a retail product, at a discount price. The game will hit store shelves this Fall for $39.99.
Halo CE Anniversary has been shown at the Microsoft E3 2011 press conference. Of course, you can play Halo with Co-op over Xbox Live, and there will be at least 7 multiplayer maps available upon release of the game. Halo will launch November 15. Earlier this week, Frank O'Connor from 343 Industrie said there will be a total of six multiplayer maps from Halo: Combat Evolved and one Halo 2 map included with Halo: CE. The Halo: CE multiplayer maps will be played In the Halo: Reach's online multiplayer! In other words, Halo: CE Anniversary will not have it's own multiplayer mode, except through co-op. The rest of the multiplayer experience will be a reskinned version of Reach. Frank O'Connor had earlier confirmed that Halo CE will be a low-priced budget game, not a full $60 release, but did not comment on exact price, which was released today ($39.99).
StageSelect.com's coverage of the Electronics Entertainment Expo 2011 continues. We'll be bringing you all of the news to come out of the Microsoft E3 Press Conference, as the event happens. Stay tuned June 6th through June 10th for additional details on brand new games as they're revealed for the first time to the game playing public.