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Remastered Halo 2 will offer new content tying the story to Halo 5: Guardians

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The remastered version of Halo 2 in Halo: The Master Chief Collection will remain 100 percent true to the story of the original game, but 343 Industries will introduce a way to tie it to the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians.

GameSpot reports that 343 will do something similar to what it did in 2011's Halo: Anniversary, in which computer terminals found in-world unlocked comic panels that set up the story for 2012's Halo 4. ""Our terminals in Halo 2: Anniversary are going to focus on The Arbiter," executive producer Dan Ayoub told GameSpot. "You'll start to get an idea of his history and a little more about him."

Additionally, 343 has developed "bookend cinematics that are going to also start to tie into some of the things that are coming down the line in Halo 5," Ayoub said. These cinematics will also relate to Halo: Nightfall, the upcoming live-action digital series.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a next-generation remastering of all the numbered Halos — one through four —arriving Nov. 11. It's intended to be a virtuoso experience, though 53 minutes of Halo 2's in-game cinematics have been re-rendered and re-animated to take advantage of high-definition capabilities. But Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One will still preserve the multiplayer glitches seen in the titles on earlier consoles. For more, see our preview from E3 2014.

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