Microsoft and 343 Industries announced today that Halo 4 will be in stores on November 6th.

Halo 4 is obviously a big deal for Microsoft, and they're setting the stakes quite high: "Beginning a new saga with 'Halo 4' and embarking on a journey that will encompass the next decade of 'Halo' games and experiences," according to Microsoft Game Studios chief Phil Spencer.

Halo 4 had been slated for some time by the end of year when it was announced at E3 last year.

If you want to get a little more Halo 4 in your life before then, there will be a "special segment" about the game on Conan tonight.

UPDATE: Rooster Teeth made a special Red vs Blue segment for Microsoft to help everyone remember Halo 4's release date.