Microsoft Corp. this week said Halo 4 for the Xbox 360 will be sold Nov. 6 to worldwide retail.
In the title, Master Chief returns to face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the universe.
“We are beginning a new saga with ‘Halo 4′ and embarking on a journey that will encompass the next decade of ‘Halo’ games and experiences,” said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios.
“Millions of fans worldwide have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to step back into the boots of Master Chief, and, with ‘Halo 4′ leading the charge, we’re confident 2012 will be the most successful year in Xbox history.”
Halo 4, to be sold in holiday 2012, is the beginning of a brand new trilogy in the franchise.
A prequel, Halo: Reach, was released in 2010.