Reach is a prequel to Halo:Combat Evolved and is coming out later this year. Apparently you play as other Spartans and not Master Chief. There isn't much information available about the gameplay yet except for a few things released within the past week or two. Halo: Reach First Details - Xbox 360 story - at IGN I'm hoping the multiplayer plays more like Halo:CE than 2 or 3. Bringing health packs back is a good start. The designated marksman rifle sounds like it's replacing the battle rifle from the previous two games. I like that it's a single shot, medium-long range weapon instead of the three shot burst of the BR. Hopefully it will be at most a four shot kill weapon like the BR, if not more powerful. I've heard rumors of the CE pistol coming back. I seriously doubt it though. The needle rifle sounds lame. Hopefully that and the regular needler are toned down from Halo 3. These "armor abilities" worry me. Seems like something that will ruin the multiplayer the same way the equipment in Halo 3 did.