It doesn’t get any better for Halo fans. GameInformer unveiled their July cover story, and it’s Halo 5: Guardians. You need to head over to GameInformer to check out their article revealing their July issue, but I will highlight one interesting bit. (emphasis mine)

As you can see from the cover imagery, the Chief is now accompanied by the legendary Blue Team in both single-player and four-player co-op. Linda, Fred, and Kelly were abducted when they were six years old alongside John to be turned into Spartan-II super soldiers. This tight-knit squad grew up together and battled through many adventures in the expanded fiction, but this will mark their first significant role in a core Halo game. With the loss of Cortana in Halo 4, Blue Team steps up to interact with Chief, appear in cutscenes, and accept commands from him in single-player. In co-op play, everyone takes on a specific member, each with a different loadout unique to their specialty.

Oh man, memories of Star Wars: Republic Commando are flooding back. And for good reason. In 2013, Tim Longo joined 343 Industries as Creative Director. Guess what other game he was Creative Director on? Yup, Star Wars: Republic Commando.

Here’s a trailer for GameInformer’s Halo 5: Guardians coverage.

GameInformer also says 343 teased “a new multiplayer mode never seen in a Halo game before.”

Please be 32v32 big team battle. Please. If there’s one thing Halo multiplayer has been missing it is truly big team battles. I want to fly a Pelican with a full squad, drop them off and then provide some air support.

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I mentioned it looked damn good right? Check out the image below.

Buck Halo 5 Guardians

Credit: GameInformer

Buck from ODST?!?!? This is awesome.

Check out GameInformer for the rest of the images including Blue Team, Osiris Team (that’s the Spartan team Locke commands) and more. Also, the digital issue releases today so be sure to check that out. UPDATE: NeoGAF has put together the biggest info from the issue here. Halo 5: Guardians is launching with more than 20 maps with another 15 as free DLC. Woah…

Ok, I was excited for E3 – but this is pushing me straight into nerd chill hype. Four-player co-op, new multiplayer mode never before seen (it has to be huge BTB) and these kinds of graphics? I was worried about Halo 5’s October 27th release date being too close to Battlefront and COD, but not anymore.

Halo 5: Guardians is coming back for the FPS throne, and everybody else better watch out.

After seeing Buck, I want to go play ODST again. And, give the Hunt The Truth docu-dairy a listen. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.

Let me know what you think of the new Halo 5: Guardians. Are you as hyped as I am?

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