'Halo 4' scheduled for November launch

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By DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Master Chief will awaken in November.

Microsoft Corp. announced Tuesday that "Halo 4" is scheduled for worldwide release Nov. 6 on Xbox 360.

The seventh game in the popular sci-fi franchise starring armored hero Master Chief will be set four years after the events of 2007's "Halo 3" and feature the supersoldier battling an ancient enemy.

"Halo 4" marks the return of Master Chief after a five-year absence. He has not been featured in the "Halo" series since last seen drifting into space in cryogenic slumber at the end of 2007's "Halo 3."

The "Halo" franchise has evolved into a huge moneymaker for Microsoft over the past 10 years. It has spawned novels and toys, sold more than 40 million games and boosted the sales of Xboxes, the only consoles where "Halo" can be played.

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