Although it’s likely at least eight months away, one of the most anticipated video game releases of 2015 has to be 343 Industries Halo 5: Guardians. Following up 2012’s Halo 4, the first main game in the highly popular shooter series not developed by Bungie — who has moved onto their own new franchise, Destiny — Halo 5 is going to be a major marquee game for the young Xbox One console, and has a lot to prove especially after the release of a Halo collection that featured a completely broken multiplayer component late last year.
To that end, eagle-eyed redditors spotted a quick video teaser for Halo 5, which was quickly pulled by Microsoft. Only hours later, the video was back to being released on the official Xbox YouTube channel, and effectively does its job by using the powerful and iconic image of the Master Chief’s helmet to send a clear message about the concept of the game’s story. See the teaser below.
The most substantive pre-release info that we have about the forthcoming story for Halo 5: Guardians has come from two places: the live-action Halo: Nightfall, and the remastered Halo 2 that was released as a part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. We know that we will be able to play as a second SPARTAN soldier, Commander Jameson Locke (played by Mike Colter). Halo: Nightfall delved a bit into that character’s “origin story,” while new cutscenes in Halo 2 Anniversary showed us that Locke, outfitted in full SPARTAN armor, is pursuing the Master Chief on orders from ONI, the United Nations Space Command’s Office of Naval Intelligence. We didn’t really know why that was before, but this new teaser gives us a major hint: for some reason, the Master Chief has been deemed a traitor.
No release information has been made available as of yet, but its expected that Halo 5: Guardians will drop sometime this November. For more on the game as news develops, keep an eye on GeekNation.
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