HALO 5 GUARDIANS Live Action Trailer Breakdown! An in-depth look at the Spartan Locke and Master Chief Halo 5 Trailers!
Xbox, 343 Industries, and HuntTheTruth Tumblr have now (officially this time) posted a Halo 5: Guardians Hunt The Truth Teaser Trailer!
Learn more at HUNTtheTRUTH.tumblr.com
UPDATE: Teaser Trailer (now officially) posted. “Halo 5 Bullet” on the Hunt the Truth Tumblr and Xbox YouTube Channel
Halo’s franchise director Frank O’Connor has directed our attention to a Halo 5: Guardians website counting down to 6pm Pacific March 22nd, 2015.
The website, huntthetruth.tumblr.com takes you to a mysterious tumblr page featuring the Halo 5: Guardians logo, the hashtag #HUNTtheTruth(Hunt The Truth), and a bullet with the word “Traitor” inscribed.
What do you think will be revealed? Perhaps a trailer for Halo 5: Guardians? Only time will tell.
A new, short, shot of Halo 5: Guardians teased in an Xbox One Trailer. Agent Locke appears to be dropping out of a pelican.
Source: Xbox YouTube
Recap of the news and rumors for Halo 5: Guardians. New Promethean Phaeton Gunship vehicle, Forerunner enemy, Halo 5 Spartan Laser, Agent Locke’s Armor Variant, and more!
Looks like a leaked live action photo has surfaced on reddit /r/Halo. Speculations have been made that this photo is either for a live action commercial for Halo 5: Guardians or for Stephen Speilberg’s Halo Television series.
The source of the image won’t be mentioned as it was promptly removed from the social media platform.
The photo depicts Master Chief laying at a base of a burned and scarred memorial, while Agent Locke approaches without his helmet. You can also see a camera crew personnel in the background on the right. The memorial reads “Duty and Honor Above All”, there are speculations this could be the same memorial seen at the end of Halo 3, but the Voi Memorial is made out of UNSC Pelican wing where as this new image clearly depicts a stone memorial. The pelican wing memorial could have easily been replaced by a more permanent memorial item since the events of Halo 3.
Another theory is that this image could be for a commercial that may function like the Halo 4 Scanned commercial, which was live action, gave us hints of Halo 4’s story direction, but not actually be canon in game.
Update: Microsoft has issued the following statement since the photo surfaced
“Xbox and Halo have a tradition of creating rich, narrative events to entertain and delight fans, including award-winning campaigns such as Starry Night, Believe, Remember Reach and more. We have no details to share at this time but look forward to exciting and surprising fans later this year as work continues on Halo 5: Guardians.”
Today during the Halo: Nightfall panel 343 Industries revealed that Jameson Locke, or Agent Locke, the star of Halo: Nightfall will also be playable in Halo 5: Guardians!
So it appears 343’s second Halo game is following a well-known pattern. Back in 2004 Halo 2 introduced us to the Arbiter and made him a playable character with his own campaign missions that intertwined with the Master Chief.
At today’s panel it was also revealed that the Halo: Nightfall digital series is set on a broken piece of the first Halo ring from Halo CE. Frank O’Connor stated that [Nightfall] is the story of Locke growing into a Spartan. Locke’s story is “a superhero origin story” that’s more closely integrated to Halo 5: Guardians than Forward Unto Dawn was with Halo 4.
Mike Colter, who was recently announced as the actor to portray Agent Locke in Halo: Nightfall is also doing the motion capture and voice work for his character in Halo 5: Guardians.
The question if Agent Locke was a friend or foe to the Master Chief was dodged but Frank O’Connor stated that next year (2015) at San Diego Comic Con they will answer that question.
More details will continue to be announced throughout SDCC so be sure to comeback!
Halo: Nightfall is Ridley Scott’s a live-action Halo series. Halo Nightfall will reveal Agent Locke’s origin story and will connect the stories of Halo 4 leading us right to Halo 5: Guardians. The digital series will have 5 episodes and will release alongside the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on November 11th 2014.
Halo 5: Guardians will feature a new Spartan character, called Agent Locke. First introduced when the official title was revealed and thanks to E3 we know this character’s name.
According to Bonnie Ross, Agent Locke plays a “key role” in Halo 5 Guardians. But before Halo 5 we will get to learn about Agent Locke’s backstory and origin story through the live-action digital series Halo Nightfall – which is NOT to be confused with Stephen Spielberg’s Halo the Television Series.
Halo Nightfall is being produced by Ridley Scott – known for Blade Runner, Alien, and Prometheus – and the series will be directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan – known for Battlestar Galactica and Heroes.
According to HaloWaypont in the series “A strange and treacherous world exposes elite UNSC operatives to a much deeper danger”
Bonnie Ross said that “You don’t have to watch this, but knowing this will kind of tee you up for all the new things that are going on in Halo 5: Guardians.” Nightfall will connect the stories of Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians and will have narrative connections to Halo: The Television Series.
Bonnie Ross informed us that Locke will be prominent in both Halo: Nightfall and Halo 5: Guardians but it is still Master Chief’s show and story. She went on to say that the Master Chief”… is human, he’s always been human, but at the end of Halo 4 he really is reflecting on who he is and why he exists. That was very deliberate because the story we want to tell on Xbox One really is an important part and the main part of his hero’s journey. It’s more about what he’s searching for versus what the UNSC is asking him to do.
Nightfall won’t be the only part of The Master Chief Collection that drops Halo 5 hints. The terminals in Halo 2 Anniversary tease the story of Halo 5, but this time from the perspective of The Arbiter. In one cinematic the Arbiter says: “How well do you know your friend, human? And what would you call me if you learned the truth of what I have done?” Also Blur Studio is producing an epilogue and prologue that will quote “leave you on the doorstep of Halo 5”.
At San Diego Comic Con this year 343 Industries will reveal more about how Halo Nightfall and Halo 5 Guardians will interact.
The goal is to align Steven Spielberg’s Halo Televisions Series with Halo 5: Guardians as this separate live-action series is planned to launch around the same time as Halo 5 – in fall 2015.