Post by Dan @ 02:35pm 17/10/11 | 3 Comments
At the New York Comic Con expo over the weekend, developer 343 Industries officially revealed the long-expected Kinect functionality that they have included as yet another extra feature of the upcoming Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary -- the modern revamp of the original Halo, celebrating 10 years since the iconic game that led the charge of first person shooters on consoles.
A trailer shown at the even (cam-recorded by Joystiq) explains that the game will support Kinect voice recognition that will respond to self-explanatory commands such as "grenade", "reload" -- though we have to wonder why anyone would want to do that when it's going to be slower than pressing the button they're already directly mapped to.
Less gimmicky however, is the "analyse" command, which when invoked will scan any object at the centre of your screen and pop up a library entry with detailed information. According to a report at Shacknews, you'll also be able to switch between the game's classic and revamped visuals using a voice command.
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is due on November 15th 2011 in Australia, however Microsoft are still yet too announce an Australian launch-date for Kinect Voice support -- only that it will be available before the end of the year.
For more details on Halo: CE Anniversary, check out our recent interview with 343 Industries .