It appears as if Microsoft’s E3 2011 announcements have been revealed prematurely, and the company can only blame itself. Though it was only online for a brief period of time, the Xbox E3 page spilled the beans, revealing that Halo 4, Dance Central 2, Kinect Star Wars, and a reboot of the original Halo are all on the way. The page also detailed Kinect Fun Labs, which will appear in the Kinect Hub after the E3 press event, allowing users to take photos and create custom avatars and games.
As the image above confirms, Halo 4 does exist. “The news millions of Halo fans have waited for,” is the only information we currently have about the title. The leak also confirms that a Halo: Combat Evolved remake is in the works, expected to be developed by 343 Industries.
Successor to the extremely popular motion-based dancing game, Dance Central 2 appears to be the only guaranteed Kinect success that Microsoft has to offer. Kinect Sports: Season 2 is also listed alongside Kinect Star Wars and Double Fine’s Sesame Street: Once Upon a Time.
The page also mentions a title called Ryse, which sees you as “the warrior in this cinematic, action-packed Kinect experience.” One can only speculate, but this is likely Crytek’s Codename Kingdoms.
Microsoft’s press conference starts in less than an hour, so we’ll be sure to bring you all of the details as they are announced. In the meantime, what do you think about Microsoft’s E3 offerings? Are you looking forward to diving back into the Halo universe? Will Kinect Fun Labs force you to return to Microsoft’s successful motion platform? Sound off in the comments below.