Neoseeker : News : Halo 4 brings back Halo 3 map 'Valhalla', now named 'Ragnarok'
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THM Oct 1, 12
Can't wait
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Shinobi_razor Oct 1, 12
mechs? WTF?

i do like how vehicles show up on radar now.
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hullother Oct 1, 12
hoooollllllyyy shit. it has MECHS
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Fury Oct 1, 12
Update: Best look at it so far:

quote LOD-squa
They unveiled a video of it. Seems like even a banshee would have a time dealing with it, then again it was flying dead at it and we don't know if they have homing missiles.



So 343 teased us months ago, when information first started trickling out, on the possibility of there being a mech. We first saw it on the map Adrift, then in a brief snippet from a campaign trailer. Now we have learned its name: Mantis.



I wonder if this is intended to serve the same purpose as the Saber in Reach. A new toy to change up the pace in the middle of the campaign. I really like the idea. And apparently, it's ungodly powerful judging from that screenshot.

I wonder how the campaign level will be, considering it would have to have enough wiggle room for a mech to tread through it and enough big bad enemy things to blow up.




Update:

Mantis being used on Valhalla? You can see the player indicator hovering over him.
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LOD-squa Oct 1, 12
Interesting find! Although I don't think I like how it sounds, Halo has never been one game for Mechs. Aslong as they don't make it completely overpowered then I wouldn't see harm in it, Fury.
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Fury Oct 1, 12
quote LOD-squa
Interesting find! Although I don't think I like how it sounds, Halo has never been one game for Mechs. Aslong as they don't make it completely overpowered then I wouldn't see harm in it, Fury.
I don't see it as overpowered, simply because it looks like it has poor mobility. I imagine it will be both slower and have less health than a Scorpion. Maybe with enough team support around it, it could be devastating. Otherwise, I feel like it would be easy to throw a couple stickies at it and be done with it.

I'm probably assuming way too much .
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Chrono Oct 1, 12
Halo's version of the Silverback?
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LOD-squa Oct 1, 12
They unveiled a video of it. Seems like even a banshee would have a time dealing with it, then again it was flying dead at it and we don't know if they have homing missiles.
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Fury Oct 1, 12
quote LOD-squa
They unveiled a video of it. Seems like even a banshee would have a time dealing with it, then again it was flying dead at it and we don't know if they have homing missiles.
Wow that thing looks absolutely devastating. I like that stomp function, should help get rid of pesky foot soldiers and Ghosts that have gotten too close.
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LOD-squa Oct 1, 12
I just messed up a thread merger for anyone looking from the forums, it might look a little bit odd in the news article but it's readable. Sorry about that!
Staff
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RabidChinaGirl Oct 1, 12
LOD-squa Better let tekmosis know.
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Shinobi_razor Oct 1, 12
LOL i like how you can teabag with the Mantis. that's sure to make a lot of 12 year olds happy.
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Dragoon Oct 2, 12
LOD-squa is incapable of doing the simplest of tasks. *screencaps for future reference*
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Fury Oct 4, 12
IGN video, including Mantis gameplay:



The angles on the mancannon are much lower now. It looks like sniping someone coming out of the mancannon will either be much harder or impossible.
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