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Bungie's mysterious "Superintendent" returns


1:40 PM on 09.21.2008
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Remember the new game that Bungie was set to announce at E3 before Microsoft pulled the plug? Well, it looks like they're gearing back up, as a new and cryptic message from the "Superintendent" has appeared on Bungie's site.

Very little can be gleaned from the image above and its accompanying text, which consists of a conversation log. It appears as though the "Superintendent" is some sort of artificial intelligence, associated with the USNC and running into a bit of trouble. If the multi-language text that has continually appeared in images and the schizoid rambling in its message are anything to go on, it needs a reboot pretty badly.

Now, since the UNSC is a Halo universe organization, should we take that to imply that this new title will be connected to that series? Adding to the likelihood is a comment by Don Mattrick that the company is working on a Halo game and the announcement by Microsoft that four titles in the franchise are currently in development.

The whole thing smacks of the ilovebees compaign for Halo 2 and it's making me very curious as to what they have on the horizon (mission accomplished, Bungie). You can see the complete posting after the jump.

[Via 1Up]

<\\> UNSC OFFICE OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE

<\\> CLASSIFIED SIGNALS ARCHIVE [ONI.SEC.PRTCL-1A]                

<\ OPENED PER OFFICIAL REQUEST [DARE.V.500341(S1)]  

\ SOURCE: URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE A.I. [SUPERINTENDENT]

\ RECEPIENT: PROWLER “TOKYO RULES” [COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]                                                                
>> NOTATION KEYWORD SEARCH: “EMERGENCY” “DATA” “CORRUPTION”                                
>> (...) ~ QUERY RUNNING                                
>> (..)                                
>> (.)   \ VTT TRANSCRIPT AS FOLOWS...                   

            [SUPERINTENDENT]: “METROPOLITAN EMERGENCY!”                 
            [SUPERINTENDENT]: “METROPOLITAN EMERGENCY!”                 
            [SUPERINTENDENT]: “METROPOLITAN EMER--!”                 
            [COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “We know. Personnel are en route. Can you--”                 
            [SUPERINTENDENT]: “DETOUR! PROCEED WITH CAUTION!”                 
            [COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “--put Kinsler on the line?”                 
            [SUPERINTENDENT]: [UNITELLIGIBLE > DOG GROWLING(?)]                 
            [COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “Sorry, what?”                 
            [SUPERINTENDENT]: “BE A HERO! REPORT VIOLATORS!” 
            [COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “Oh, come on... ”                 
            [SUPERINTENDENT]: “METROPOLITAN EMER--!”                 
            [COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “Listen. We have a report of core data corruption.”                 
            [COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “I need you to upload your--”                 
            [SUPERINTENDENT]: “PARDON OUR DUST!”                 
            [SUPERINTENDENT]: “YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK!”                 
            [COMM.DUTY.OFFICER] “--logs for the last twenty-four hours!”                 
            [SUPERINTENDENT]: “KEEP IT CLEAN!”                 
            [SUPERINTENDENT]: “KEEP IT CLEAN!”                 
            [SUPERINTENDENT]: “KEEP IT CLEAN!”                 
            [COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: [UNINTELLIGIBLE > PROFANITY (?)]                 
            [COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “We're sending a team, alright?”                 
            [COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “Until they arrive, all additional comm needs to route through me.”                 
            [COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “Repeat and acknowledge.”                 
            [SUPERINTENDENT]: “OBEY POSTED LIMITS!”                 
            [SUPERINTENDENT]: “YIELD TO UPHILL TRAFFIC!”                 
            [COMM.DUTY.OFFICER]: “I'll take that as a ‘yes’...”                 
            [SUPERINTENDENT]: “PLEASE REMAIN CALM!”  

\ ~ QUERY COMPLETE

\ ARCHIVE CLOSED \>





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