Comic-Con 2014: Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gets Remastered Halo 2 Zanzibar Map

343 Industries announces that it will remaster a fan-favorite map from Halo 2 for the upcoming collection for Xbox One.

At a panel for Halo: The Master Chief Collection during this year's San Diego Comic-Con event, 343 Industries and Microsoft revealed that Halo 2's Zanzibar multiplayer map will be completely remastered for the upcoming collection for Xbox One, which is scheduled to ship on November 11. Earlier this month, it was revealed that another map from Halo 2, Coagulation, will also be remastered in time for the collection's release, joining the already announced Ascension.

This announcement comes on the heels of yesterday's reveal of of the first footage from Halo: Nightfall, the film from Executive Producer Ridley Scott that leads directly into the storyline at the start of Halo 5: Guardians.

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themc_7
themc_7

the best map of Halo 2

borlng
borlng

But can you still drive the tank into that spinning thing and make it fling around the map?

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

CTF on Zanzibar made for the best LAN parties!

SickHammer
SickHammer

i really love that Blur got involved in this ...

Stogin
Stogin

Pretty much everyone was expecting this map, but good, I used to love playing on it!

rat5112
rat5112

Not unexpected but wholely appreciated.

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

Wait... so not all the maps are being remastered...?  Sorry but that's kind of lame, I thought that was the entire point of the collection... am I missing something here!?

adamg81
adamg81

A map is supposed to get people excited?

xantufrog
xantufrog

Looks great - Halo 2 was one of my favorite FPS experiences

XxAK47xX
XxAK47xX

a ridiculous about of hours were spent playing this game. 

Chaz456
Chaz456

Zanzibar, Lockout, Ascension, Coagulation, Midship, and Waterworks. 3 out of the 6 maps I really wanted already confirmed :-) 

Can't wait to get my hands on this game. Halo 2 was the first multiplayer game I really got into.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

Am suddenly really looking forward to it somehow.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Zanzibar!  Fun map.  Really looking forward to this game collection.  Gonna be a blast playing on the original maps from the first Halo, too.

unreal849
unreal849

Can't wait for this game.... between this and Destiny, I'm gonna be way too busy for anything else.

pork7
pork7

Does anyone happen to know if Comic-Con still has comic books?

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

Zanzibar was already remade/remastered as "Last Resort" in Halo 3, guess the collection will include both of these, then?

Wonder which one the players in matchmaking will prefer

quicktim3
quicktim3

not surprised 


Zanzibar was a huge classic. 

unreal849
unreal849

@nl_skipper  The Halo 2 campaign is getting a full overhaul, as well as 6 MP maps. Everything else will be like it was before, albeit in glorious 1080/60.

xantufrog
xantufrog

@adamg81 well, the maps are kind of one of the core parts of the game. So if you don't find the maps getting remastered exciting, then you probably won't find anything about the games getting remastered exciting

unreal849
unreal849

@Spartan_418  Seeing as this is gonna look new and fancy, and be more like the H2 version that most people liked more, I would guess this.

unreal849
unreal849

@xantufrog @adamg81  It's not even the remaster itself - a lot of people are excited about the return of Halo 2 multiplayer.

Chaz456
Chaz456

@unreal849 Agreed Lockout/Zanzibar were my personal fav maps, but I am really hoping for Midship. It was the ultimate team map it seems so rare to have that in games these days. I'll never forget all the times grabbing the flag tossing it up to my teammate on the middle platform and them tossing it to someone at our base. Good times.

unreal849
unreal849

@Chaz456 @unreal849  My "serious play" was all in Lockout. Zanzibar was awesome for getting vehicles stuck in the wheel and other kinds of screwing around  XD

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@unreal849 That is a really good point I had not considered.

It's amazing how Halo-esque Destiny is. With some Rage thrown in. And maybe a little Phantasy Star Online.