An action-packed cinematic trailer for ‘Halo 5′ stuns without Master Chief, showing off some impressive displays of the world’s combat system. Sadly, fans of the popular franchise were not offered a glimpse into gameplay, but more and more details seem to be teasing ahead of its release.
Developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft Studios, the Halo franchise has become a global phenomenon, and has been compared with long-standing epic science fiction masterpieces such as Star Wars. It’s the maker of numerous products that further spread the madness of the saga throughout the world.
It’s predecessor, Halo 4 grossed $220 million on its opening day, which stood perfectly in the game’s tradition to continually break its own record. Halo 5: Guardians is expected to likely shatter that numbers once again, though it remains to be seen if the built up hype will draw as many gamers as previous installments have.
The odds are currently in the franchise’s favor, with titillating promises that the fifth installment will portray Master Chief’s biggest story to date. The cinematic trailer released disappointingly failed to show the series’ central character, so it only amps up the anticipation by providing a glimpse on how the Spartans fare without him.
The trailer features the elite team, Fireteam Osiris, deploying on a mission to retrieve a person of interest, by engaging both the Covenant and Promethean forces in the familiar epic combat of blasters, jet packs and overall intense action.
The four team members led by Spartan Locke, including child prodigy Olympia Vale, Holly Tanaka, and Spartan Edward Buck (famously voiced and modeled by ‘Firefly’ actor, Nathan Fillion) appear up to the task.
With humanity’s hero, Master Chief John missing, Spartan Locke is trusted with the mission of both hunting down the series’ central focus, and solving the mysteries of a threatened galaxy. The developers seem adamant on disclosing no more details about their upcoming game that so far looks very promising, but some bits of gameplay would certainly be nice for awaiting players.
Halo 5: Guardians will be released this fall, on October 27th, exclusively for Xbox One.
It will add another installment to the highly successful franchise that has sold 65 million copies worldwide, and reportedly grossed around $3.4 billion. It has spread into graphic novels, mini-series, and a possible live action movie rumored to be just around the corner.
It’s only two months away, and 343 Industries is making sure that gamers remain hyped for the upcoming game.
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