To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the famous first-person shooter sequel ‘Halo 2’ and the release of the HD remastered version ‘Halo 2: Anniversary,’ Microsoft has announced a documentary called ‘Remaking the Legend – Halo 2: Anniversary,’ which depicts the remastered version’s development process.

The documentary will include footage from the upcoming ‘Halo 2: Anniversary,’ unreleased story elements from ‘Halo 2’ and interviews with ‘Halo’ franchise contributors Bonnie Ross, Frank O’ Connor, Dan Ayoub and Phil Spencer. There will also be interviews with members of the original ‘Halo 2’ team, writer Joseph Staten, composer Marty O’Donnel and multiplayer designer Max Hoberman. Behind-the-scenes footage with artistic contributors will be featured as well including voice actor Keith David (The Arbiter), and guitarist Steve Vai, known for playing a hard rock rendition of the franchise’s main theme for ‘Halo 2.’

“We made some pretty important discoveries along the way,” said 343 Studios Director of Programming Tina Summerford to Xbox Wire. “As we got deeper into the project, we realized we couldn’t talk about Halo 2’s impact on the industry without telling the story of Halo’s origins. It’s pretty awesome to hear the original team from Bungie talk about the beginning of this franchise and it’s something we think both new and old fans will appreciate.”

‘Halo 2: Anniversary’ is being developed by 343 Studios and will be available via the ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ on November 11. As a remastered edition, the game will feature a high definition graphical upgrade all across the board along with updated cutscenes. Six multiplayer maps from the original multiplayer mode have also been fully remastered as well. All others maps will be included but just with graphical updates.

‘Remaking the Legend – Halo 2: Anniversary’ will release on October 31 as a free download on Xbox Video. It can also be watched via the Halo Channel on November 11. The documentary will be aired on Twitch during the following times.

  • Friday, Oct. 31 at 11 am PST/2 pm EST
  • Saturday, Nov. 1 at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST
  • Sunday, Nov. 2 at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST              

Source: Xbox Wire