Quality storytelling has never been the first thing that has come to mind when I think “Halo“. I think “Excellent multiplayer gaming in the first installment” and “teabagging your opponent’s avatar”. But I guess the Halo mythos must have enough going in its space-marines-versus-aliens plotline to warrant not one, but two series. The first is Halo: Nightfall, which is being executive produced by Ridley Scott, and will serve as a lead-up to Halo 5: Guardians. The series follows Jameson Locke (Mike Colter) and Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) agents as they attempt to investigate terrorist activity on the colony world of Sedra.
The full trailer for the series has gone online and…hoo-boy. I’ll just ask this: If this didn’t have the Halo brand attached, would you care at all? Also, none of the characters are jumping and strafing at the same time, so how does this really tap into the spirit of the games? Hit the jump to check out the Halo: Nightfall trailer. The series will be released November 11th with Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One, a game that will require only 85GB of your 362GB hard drive. The first episode of Nightfall will premiere the day prior, November 10th, as part of the official HaloFest livestream. Click here for our report on Halo: Nightfall from Comic-Con.
Here’s the official synopsis for Halo: Nightfall:
Taking place between the events of Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, Halo:Nightfall follows the origin story of legendary manhunter Jameson Locke (Mike Colter) and his team as they are caught in a horrific terrorist attack while investigating terrorist activity on the distant colony world of Sedra. Led by Locke, the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) agents are forced to coordinate with a Sedran commander with a remarkable history and deep-rooted mistrust of ONI. As the plot unravels, they’re drawn to an ancient, hellish artifact where they’re forced to fight for their survival, question everything, and ultimately choose between their loyalties and their lives. Agent Locke is a new character in the Halo universe poised to play a major role in Halo 5: Guardians releasing on Xbox One in 2015.