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Tons of Halo 3 screens leaked [update 2]

We swear, we didn't wake up this morning intending to beat Halo to death, but the news just keeps coming. It looks like the always reliable foreign press has leaked lots of Halo 3 screenshots, concept sketches, and renders onto the internet. Most of you will recognize these from the recent EGM cover story, though many of them are brand new. It's nice to have them in hi-res digital form, but unfortunately they come with a nasty watermark from GameCity, the Swiss site that leaked released the images in the first place. Halo Base, a German Halo site, has broken the shots down into the proper categories, screenshots, concept art, and renders. The renders in particular are very nice, showing off lots of Spartan and weapon detail. It seems like Halo Base is getting hammered by internet traffic, because the images are loading very slowly -- in other words, you may want to grab these before Halo Base is completely snowed under. We expect that Bungie will make these public soon, either via, or through 1UP's coverage throughout the month. Still, why wait when you can check them out now?

Update: As expected, it looks like Halo Base has been flooded. Lucky for us, News4Gamers (who just happen to be linking this very post) have gone to the trouble of uploading the images themselves. It looks like they have most of them up now. Find them here (or click the image above).

Update 2: Halo Base has removed their shots at the request of GameCity, who claims to have released them legally in the first place. The shots are still on News4Gamers, and some of them have been released on 1UP as well.

[Via HBO]

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1. Europeans leaking video game information?

No way, I don't believe it.

Posted at 4:23PM on Nov 15th 2006 by J.Goodwin 0 stars

2. Does anybody have mirrors of the pictures?

Posted at 4:55PM on Nov 15th 2006 by Teg 0 stars

3. yeah second that. mirrors would be nice.

Posted at 5:04PM on Nov 15th 2006 by ahamsandwich 0 stars

4. it loads and says 'done', but the images arent showing

Posted at 4:58PM on Nov 15th 2006 by kruton05 0 stars

5. Mirror: Someone has now uploaded them to, so if the german site don't load try

Posted at 5:24PM on Nov 15th 2006 by Monofish 0 stars

6. Thanks for the link monofish, I just went their and was able to d'load all of them. :)

Posted at 5:48PM on Nov 15th 2006 by Corey 0 stars

7. It appears News4Gamers just went down also.....

Posted at 6:37PM on Nov 15th 2006 by Matt T. 0 stars

8. these were all in EGM....

Posted at 6:42PM on Nov 15th 2006 by Hexx 0 stars

9. It all looks pretty 'meh'

Sorry but it's true.

Posted at 2:32AM on Nov 16th 2006 by BklynKid 0 stars

10. Ummm... is that some kind of helicopter in the back (sky) in this picture?
Also, this one rocks.

Posted at 6:06AM on Nov 16th 2006 by Taylor Alexander 0 stars

11. And God said..let there be halo hype

BTW crono from other post: i know ;)

Posted at 5:00PM on Nov 15th 2006 by Irwin 0 stars

12. I'm a huge halo and xbox fan. But I gotta say, after playing Gears of War, these all look pretty dang below the bar.

Apparently for Bungie, "next gen" means texturing your old game with higher rez textures and adding a couple polys to your models.

The AI and gameplay better be showing in spades or this is gonna be one very re-hashy game.

I may be crazy but... does ever single halo have to take place in the same environments? A trip to an alien planet might be nice. Or a Ringworld that doesn't look like Yosemite national park.

I'm sure it will be fun to play and all but, some creativity and innovation is needed Bungie.

Even master chief's armor needs next gen work. It looks like single peices of molded plastic. How about some armor that truly looks machined and pieced together like real body armor?

Simply taking the old Master Chief and rendering him at 720p with a slightly better texture doesn't really impress.

Posted at 9:38AM on Nov 16th 2006 by joey 0 stars

13. For what it's worth, all these shots come from the multiplayer build, which hasn't received as much visual attention as the campaign. If you look at the campaign screenshot Bungie released yesterday, you'll see that the Chief is much more detailed than the multiplayer Spartan at the top of this article.

Read the 1UP stuff, they mention the large graphical gap between the campaign and multiplayer.

Posted at 9:41AM on Nov 16th 2006 by Richard Mitchell 0 stars

14. I realize that that build of Halo 3 is early and had many of the effects turn off but you have to admit that the screenshots look a lot like Unreal Tournament 2004. You would be forgiven for mistaken identidy if it wasn't for the vehicles and the presence of Master Cheif.

Posted at 1:38PM on Nov 16th 2006 by Po0py 0 stars

15. Joey, I have to agree, these GFX look kinda noob against GOW, and I doubt it will be as hardcore either, theres no blood, no blasting legs off or heads, meh, what has HAlo actually got....oh yeah....aliens....yay.

Is it just me, or do those cliffs behind look unrealistically smooth, looks like a smother version of Halo 2 to be quite frank :S

Posted at 6:07PM on Nov 16th 2006 by Veron 0 stars

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