Halo’s star character Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 will make a special appearance at IAAPA in Orlando November 13-15 at Booth #615 (Betson) on behalf of Raw Thrills and Betson Enterprises. Halo: Fireteam Raven will be on display at the show and visitors to the booth will be able to take photos with Master Chief.
The daily schedule is as follows:
Humanity’s war against the alien Covenant produced many heroes, but only one legend: Master Chief Petty Officer John-117.
Conscripted into the secret SPARTAN-II program at a young age, John-117 excelled in his physical and mental training and endured the many biological and cybernetic augmentations which transformed him into a super-soldier. John quickly emerged as a clear leader among the Spartans, and advanced quickly in responsibility and rank to that of Master Chief. As the Covenant empire burned world after world, it was the Spartans who held the line when all other hope of victory was lost.
Once he was fitted with state-of-the-art Mjolnir powered assault armor, the Master Chief quickly became one of the most pivotal and important figures of the human species in the 26th century. He was later paired with the incredibly advanced artificial intelligence, Cortana. Together, Master Chief and Cortana became an almost unstoppable warrior that single-handedly changed the course of the Covenant War and the conflicts which followed.
Halo: Fireteam Raven is a cooperative arcade sci-fi shooting game from arcade legends Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix in a unique partnership with 343 Industries. Set in the timeframe of Halo: Combat Evolved, this new arcade experience hot-drops players feet first into the boots of Fireteam Raven – a group of elite Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODST) fighting alongside the Master Chief as they try desperately to prevent the alien Covenant alliance from taking control of the Halo ringworld.
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Raw Thrills, Inc. was founded in 2001 to develop the finest arcade video game entertainment. The studio is led by veteran game designer Eugene Jarvis, whose credits include classic titles such as Defender™, Robotron:2084™, and the Cruis’n™ series of adventure driving games. From its debut driving hit, The Fast and the Furious™, to its recent release Halo: Fireteam Raven™, Raw Thrills strives to bring the player the ultimate arcade experience, while delivering consistent reliability and value.
In 2006, Raw Thrills added the renowned game development studio Play Mechanix, Inc., forming a new world leader in arcade video games. Founded in 1995 by former Midway designer George Petro, the famed Play Mechanix design team created the Big Buck Hunter™ series.
Notable Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix releases over the years include The Fast and the Furious Drift, Superbikes 2™, Guitar Hero Arcade™, Batman™, Terminator Salvation™, Aliens Armageddon™, Big Buck Hunter Pro™, Big Buck Safari™, Jurassic Park Arcade™, The Walking Dead™, Moto GP™, Space Invaders Frenzy™, Cruis’n Blast™, Injustice Arcade™, Big Buck HD Wild™, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™, and Halo: Fireteam Raven™.
Raw Thrills exports its games throughout the world.