I think we can all agree that an extravagant Halo theme park with a Warthog run rollercoaster, a haunted house full of Flood, and some kind of epic laser tag would be incredible.
Unfortunately, that’s very unlikely to ever happen. Luckily, there is a new interactive exhibit called Halo: Outpost Discovery, and it’s pretty much the next big thing. It even has the laser tag.
The only downside (at least for those of us who aren’t US based) is that the exhibit would involve you heading out to Orlando, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, or Anaheim. Not sure how Stoke-on-Trent missed the cut, but there you go.
If you do manage to make it to one of these exotic locations, you’ll be able to enjoy a Halo themed escape room that sees you work with fellow guests to outwit the Covenant, or even test your trigger finger in a Halo themed round of laser tag, which sounds truly fantastic.
There’s also a VR Spartan training program, a target range, and a Pelican training system. There is of course a gift shop too, because what exhibit doesn’t have one of those?
I do love a good gift shop.
Mixed in with all of these interactive goodies is a huge collection of memorabilia dedicated to the history of the franchise. The “Hall of History” is described as the heart of this experience.
Here’s what the official website has to say about it:
Immerse yourself in the achievements and tribulations of humanity through a combination of informative graphics, artifacts, and tangible visuals pulled directly from the Halo franchise. Featuring everything from United Nations Space Command (UNSC) weapons and accessories, uniforms, an iconic to-scale Warthog vehicle, life-sized sculptures, and more. This exuberant, visceral tour of the Halo universe is the perfect introduction to your journey. In the Hall of History, new and experienced Halo fans alike find something to discover.
As if that wasn’t enough to get most Halo lovers good and ready to pop, thee’s also a dome-based theatrical experience that takes audiences through the ins and outs of a Halo ring. Oh my.
Tickets are on sale now, and the event kicks off in July. For a full rundown of dates and exactly when the exhibit will where, head over to the official site.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.