You finished the fight. Now hunt the truth.
We caught up with our dear old friend, the Master Chief, in 2012’s Halo 4, which kicked off the Spartan’s next, grand adventure to save humanity. In 2014, Halo fans received The Master Chief Collection, an HD compilation of Halos 1-4, as they waited for the release of the next installment. While the games in the set were familiar, the gap started to get bridged by Halo: Nightfall, a live action mini-series taking place after, but separate from the events of Halo 4. Introduced in Nightfall was Jameson Locke (Mike Colter), an ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence) agent on a mission to uncover a Covenant plot. Locke, in turn, will be featured in Halo 5: Guardians, the next game in the Halo series, due this year. Like the Aribiter in Halo 2, Locke will be a secondary playable character in Guardians. But the fun doesn’t stop there.
In true Halo fashion, viral marketing has begun, this time in the form of personal entries by fictional war journalist/photographer Benjamin Giraud. A video featuring an ominous flying bullet (complete with hidden messages) led to a full-blown Tumblr page where Giraud logs his findings as he investigates the life and legacy of legendary Spartan, John-117. As any fan who has read the Halo novels knows, Giraud may not like what he finds.
Following Giraud’s initial entry a little over a week ago, his second was accompanied by two trailers for Guardians, each featuring The Chief and Locke (now a full-fledged Spartan IV) in reversed roles, likely hinting at a dual campaign with multiple outcomes. Check them out below!
Mike Colter will vocally reprise his role of Locke, and the one and only Steve Downes returns as The Master Chief.
Be sure to follow Ben Giraud’s updates at huntthetruth.tumblr. Halo: Nightfall can be viewed on the Halo Channel app and is now available on Blu-ray/DVD. And, in case you missed it, check out our interview with Nightfall star Christian Contreras at San Diego Comic-Con 2014!
Halo 5: Guardians arrives on Xbox One on October , 27th 2015.