Halo (franchise)

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Halo is a military science fiction first-person shooter video game franchise managed and developed by 343 Industries, a subsidiary of Microsoft Studios.wikipedia
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Covenant (Halo)

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The series centers on an interstellar war between humanity and an alliance of aliens known as the Covenant.
The Covenant are a fictional theocratic military alliance of alien races who serve as the main antagonists in the first trilogy of the Halo video game series.

Microsoft Studios

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Halo is a military science fiction first-person shooter video game franchise managed and developed by 343 Industries, a subsidiary of Microsoft Studios.
Former Halo developer Bungie announced that they would split from Microsoft Studios in order to become a privately held independent company.

Master Chief (Halo)

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The central focus of the franchise builds off the experiences of Master Chief John-117, one of a group of supersoldiers codenamed Spartans, and his artificial intelligence (AI) companion, Cortana.
MCPON John-117, or "Master Chief", is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Halo fictional universe created by Bungie.

First-person shooter

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Halo is a military science fiction first-person shooter video game franchise managed and developed by 343 Industries, a subsidiary of Microsoft Studios.
GoldenEye 007, released in 1997, was a landmark first-person shooter for home consoles, while the Halo series heightened the console's commercial and critical appeal as a platform for first-person shooter titles.

343 Industries

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Halo is a military science fiction first-person shooter video game franchise managed and developed by 343 Industries, a subsidiary of Microsoft Studios.
Named after the Halo character 343 Guilty Spark, the company was established in 2007 by Microsoft Studios to oversee the development of the Halo science fiction media franchise following a split between Microsoft and Bungie.

Flood (Halo)

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The Covenant, led by their religious leaders called the Prophets, worship an ancient civilization known as the Forerunners, who perished while defeating the parasitic Flood.
The Flood is a fictional parasitic alien life form in the Halo multimedia franchise.

Halo: Reach

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Other characters, such as Noble Six from Halo: Reach, are also introduced in the series. 343 had already co-developed the Halo Legends animated series and had overseen production of Halo: Reach and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.
The sixth installment in the Halo series, Reach was released worldwide in September 2010.

Halo Wars

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Halo Wars took the franchise into new video game genre territory, as a real-time strategy game, while the rest of the games in the series are first-person shooters.
The game is set in the science fiction universe of the Halo series in the year 2531, 21 years before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved.

List of Halo media

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Strong sales of the games led to the franchise's expansion to other media; there are multiple best-selling novels, graphic novels, and other licensed products.
Central to the Halo series are the three first-person shooter video games Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 and Halo 3; novelizations, soundtracks, and other media are also available.

Halo 3: ODST

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Beyond the original trilogy, Bungie developed the expansion Halo 3: ODST, and a prequel, Halo: Reach, their last project for the franchise.
It is part of the Halo franchise, and was released on the Xbox 360 video game console on September 22, 2009.

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

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A high-definition remake of the first game, entitled Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, was released on November 15, 2011, ten years after the release of the original. 343 had already co-developed the Halo Legends animated series and had overseen production of Halo: Reach and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is a first-person shooter video game set in the Halo universe and is an enhanced remake of Halo: Combat Evolved.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a remastered compilation of the four primary Halo titles, was released for the Xbox One on November 11, 2014.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a compilation of first-person shooter video games in the Halo series for the Xbox One.

Halo 5: Guardians

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In October 2015, Halo 5: Guardians was released.
The tenth installment and fifth main entry in the Halo series of video games, it was released worldwide on October 27, 2015.

Gravemind

The Flood and the Gravemind, which spread through infestation of sentient life, overran much of the Milky Way Galaxy.
The Gravemind is a parasitic, hive mind intelligence in the Halo universe.

Halo Wars 2

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In February 2017, Halo Wars 2 was released.
The game is set in the science fiction universe of the Halo franchise in 2559.

Arbiter (Halo)

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The Covenant Elites learn the truth about the rings and are led by a former Elite commander named the Arbiter (also a player character) to join forces with humanity to stop the firing of the ring.
In the Halo science fiction universe, the Arbiter is a ceremonial, religious, and political rank bestowed upon alien Covenant Elites.

Halo: Combat Evolved

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Fueled by the success of Halo: Combat Evolved, and by marketing campaigns from publisher Microsoft, its sequels went on to record-breaking sales.
Halo spawned a multimedia franchise that has grossed more than $4.6 billion worldwide, incorporating games, books, toys, and films.

List of video game franchises

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Halo is a military science fiction first-person shooter video game franchise managed and developed by 343 Industries, a subsidiary of Microsoft Studios.
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Halo 2

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Between the events of the first game and Halo 2, the Chief and a few other survivors return to Earth, warning of an impending Covenant attack; this attack forms the first mission of the game.
Released for the Xbox video game console on November 9, 2004, the game is the second installment in the Halo franchise and the sequel to 2001's critically acclaimed Halo: Combat Evolved.

Halo 3

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Halo 3 picks up immediately after, with the Covenant's leader, the High Prophet of Truth, and the remaining loyalist Covenant uncovering a portal to the Ark on Earth.
The third installment in the Halo franchise, the game concludes the story arc begun in 2001's Halo: Combat Evolved and continued in 2004's Halo 2.

Halo Array

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The term "Halo" refers to the Halo Array: a group of immense, habitable, ring-shaped superweapons that were created by the Forerunners to destroy the Flood.
The Halo Array is a group of fictional megastructures and superweapons in the Halo science fiction franchise, consisting of ring-shaped worlds known as Halos and a control station called the Ark. They are referred to as "Installations" by their AI monitors, and were created by an ancient race known as the Forerunners.

Halo Legends

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343 had already co-developed the Halo Legends animated series and had overseen production of Halo: Reach and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.
Halo Legends is a collection of 7 short films set in the Halo science fiction universe.

Halo 4

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A new installment in a second series of games, Halo 4, was released on November 6, 2012.
The seventh video game installment in the Halo franchise, the game was released in November 2012.

Bungie

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Halo became the Xbox's "killer app", selling millions of copies and spawning the Halo series.

Factions of Halo

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The Covenant, led by their religious leaders called the Prophets, worship an ancient civilization known as the Forerunners, who perished while defeating the parasitic Flood.
The Halo video game and media franchise takes place in a science fiction universe, where there are four major factions players encounter or control.