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.