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Bungie details Halo: Reach dog-fighting

Bungie details Halo: Reach dog-fighting

One of the biggest surprises of E3 was the revelation that Halo: Reach would feature dog-fighting in outer space, and now Bungie's been offering a few more details.

Speaking to Eurogamer, the developer revealed that the dog-fighting content will be playable in four player co-op, but will appear in a single mission only, titled The Long Night of Solace.

"It takes place about midway through the campaign," explained executive producer Joseph Tung. "At this point in the campaign the Covenant are invading Reach in full force. The situation's getting pretty dire, but the second in command of Noble team has figured out a way to bring the battle to the Covenant."

Speaking of the flight section itself, Tung admitted that, "We looked at lots of other flight games that were out there. We didn't want to make a flight simulator for Reach, we wanted to make a very accessible, easy-to-use and fun-to-play space mission."

The game's controllable Saber aircraft boasts lasers and targeting missiles, and you'll have to keep a sharp eye on your shields during fights. We can't wait to have a go.

Halo: Reach will be available for the Xbox 360 on 14th September.

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