HALO 4 ANNOUNCED – to come out “Holiday 2012” [updated with trailer]

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Just announced at this year’s E3 at Microsoft’s media event – somewhat a “One More Thing” moment – is that there will be a HALO 4. Yes, you heard that right. And now, every fanboy in the entire world has just squeeled in delight.

The new game, slated for a holiday release in 2012, will be the first game produced by the 343 Industries Unit, who has taken over development of the series from Bungie. It does put a lot more pressure on 343 Industries and Microsoft as this will either make or break the unit as successors to one of the most profitable gaming franchises for Microsoft.

More screenshots and the teaser trailer can be found, after the jump.