On the final day of PAX this weekend, hundreds of Halo fans packed into the exhibit hall for the Halo 4 panel. While most of the discussion featured around questions that 343 Industries said “We cant answer that at the moment”. There was one interesting tidbit of information that came out of the panel, a name for the new Halo trilogy. The new trilogy of Halo 4, 5, and 6 is going to be named “The Reclaimer Trilogy“.
According to 343 Industries’ Frank O’Conner the new trilogy, “Will deal with the fate of John and the fate of Cortana,” and “You’re definitely going to have the opportunity to dive deeper into John’s mind in this trilogy.”
For those of you not sure what The Reclaimer Trilogy might mean, a definition of what a Reclaimer is can be found on the Halo Nation Wiki. The wiki states a reclaimer is “an individual who, whether by chance or by precedent, has been placed in charge of activating a Halo super-weapon. It has also been demonstrated that it is the role of a Reclaimer to activate Forerunner technology on installations such as The Ark or the Shield Worlds; it is also true that other, undiscovered Forerunner constructs also require a Reclaimer to operate in some fashion lay scattered across the galaxy. The exact qualifications of a Reclaimer are not entirely clear; however, it appears that only a human or Forerunner can be a Reclaimer.” Could this mean that we’re finally going to find out more about the long heard about Forerunners of the Halo universe?
The panel ended with a slideshow of concept art for Halo 4. This video can be seen below. I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to hearing more information about where the Halo franchise is going from here.