Halo Infinite is slated to release this Fall alongside the Xbox Series X, but we won’t have to wait that long to get our (literal) hands-on with the game’s weapons.
In a press release over at Business Wire, Hasbro made the following announcement:
The NERF Halo blasters will immerse Halo fans into the highly anticipated next chapter of the legendary Halo franchise, Halo Infinite, featuring the iconic Master Chief. Through an epic line-up of sci-fi inspired NERF blasters designed to look like the accessories featured in the game, fans can play out the heroic battles in an interstellar war between humanity and an overwhelming alien threat.
“Halo consumer products licensees and categories have expanded significantly since the launch of Halo 5: Guardians in 2015,” said John Friend, Head of Consumer Products at 343 Industries. “Halo has grown to become one of the leading sci-fi transmedia and entertainment franchises through the release of our many books, comics, apparel, and so much more. Hasbro is the perfect partner to bring the heroism of the Master Chief to fans of all ages and expand the Halo Universe to a new generation.”
To kick off the partnership, Hasbro unveiled three forthcoming products: the NERF Halo MA40 Blaster, a motorized, semi-automatic blaster that includes a 10-dart clip and 10 ELITE darts, and two collectible single-shot MicroShots blasters inspired by iconic Halo launchers – SPNKr and The Needler. Select products will also include an exclusive Halo Infinite code for unlockable game add-on content.
The NERF Halo MA40 Blaster, NERF Halo SPNKr MicroShot, and NERF Halo NEEDLER MicroShot will debut at most major retailers in the U.S. and the U.K. this fall, with additional markets to follow in 2021. The segment will continue to build with additional blasters, accessories, and retail exclusives launching later in the year.
“NERF and Halo are both heritage brands that kids have grown up with and loved for decades, and we’ve found a strong overlap within our consumers,” said Adam Kleinman, Vice President of Global Brand Strategy and Marketing, Hasbro. “We are constantly looking into ways to bring more innovation and excitement to the NERF brand, and saw an incredible opportunity to collaborate with 343 Industries as they reinvent Halo for the next generation.”
The MA40 pictured above is a call back to the Halo: Reach Assault Rifle, and is both confirmation for the first time that the AR we saw in last year’s E3 trailer is, in fact, the same as the aforementioned title’s, as well as confirmation that there will be weapon skins in the game, which has been a staple since Halo 4. This skin that is included with the MA40, which will release at $49.99 USD, will match the Nerf rifle
The Needler will also make its appearance, show above, but will likely not super combine as it does in the game.
The SPNKr rocket launcher might not be the massive power weapon found in the titles, but it will be sure to bring down the pain on all of your Halo action figures, or at least it will on mine! Both the Needler and the SPNKr handguns will retail for $9.99 USD. These might also be our first look at some of the in-game variants of these weapons, which would technically count as reveals. I think it goes without saying that we’re pretty desperate for some Halo Infinite news when we’re looking to the toys for any sort of confirmation.
Check out when we think we’ll see Halo Infinite (spoilers, it’s sooner than you might think) and let us know what you think of these toys in the comments below. I know I’m excited to run around and shoot Nerf darts at my younger brothers and nieces!
Halo Infinite will be released this Holiday 2020 season and will be available on the Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Windows 10 PC.