I just received an email about the launch of Halo 3 in 120 days on September 25 – which is my birthday by the way. The beta is wrapping up and a new phase is beginning.
There is an extended treasure hunt for fans of Halo worldwide. The treasure hunt will include previously unknown information about the Halos, the Flood, the Forerunners and the true origins of the Halo trilogy.
The treasure hunts seems to start with the following symbol and the site http://www.halo3.com:
This is how it all begins.
An adventure that will reveal the truth about our galaxy,
A path from which a true hero will emerge.
Follow the signs to victory.
This email was sent to Halo fans to get them started.
The gears of the Universe spin further
and further apart.
Ever greater grows the gulf between souls,
And distance gives false hope of safety
But for the grim tidings this messenger bears:
Closing in from all sides,
Moving faster than the light
it snuffs with its passage,
Time echoes with the news of destruction.
History winding back upon itself.
Waves of an army march this way in unison, Suffering and corruption are its battle cries.
For I have known this darkness
and felt its embrace once before-
Horror best laid to rest
Look for the signs, the keepers of the flame.
They will lead you to war, and perhaps, to victory.
I am a fan of treasure hunts, so I will be interested to see how this one turns out. The servers don’t seem to be unlocked yet, but there are other areas of the website that you will be able to access.