New “Halo 5: Guardians” trailers build on a mysterious Hunter/Hunted storyline
A trailer for “Halo 5: Guardians” made its debut last night, pitting the legendary Master Chief against the UNSC’s top manhunter in Spartan Locke. “Halo 5: Guardians” will launch worldwide 27th October, exclusively on Xbox One.
The first trailer, titled “All Hail”, highlights Spartan Locke drawing down on the compromised Master Chief, questioning his legacy and motives. The second, “The Cost”, shows the Master Chief with the upper hand over an injured Spartan Locke, delivering a powerful manifesto about the true price of being a hero.
Which version is true? Hunt the truth and explore the mystery.
“We wanted Halo 5: Guardians to be the game that pays off the epic promise of the Halo universe in scope and scale and drama,” said Bonnie Ross, Head of 343 Industries. “We want to amaze players with the sheer size of the worlds and battles they’ll experience, even as they question everything they thought they knew about its heroes, marvels and mysteries. #HunttheTruth is only the beginning and we can’t wait to debut the game to Xbox fans around the world at E3 this June.”
On 22nd March, Xbox and 343 Industries revealed “Hunt the Truth” – an episodic narrative audio series, now available on HuntTheTruth.tumblr.com. The series stars Keegan-Michael Key (“Key and Peele”) as Benjamin Giraud, a war-journalist who slowly unearths startling new revelations about who the Master Chief really is, forcing listeners to re-evaluate what they know about humanity’s greatest hero. Episodes are released each week via Tumblr and syndicated across multiple podcast platforms, leading up to E3 in June 2015.