‘Halo 5′ Announcement Trailer Arrives

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If there is one trailer that Microsoft’s most devoted fans will be discussing after the company’s E3 2013 press conference, it is without question the announcement of Halo 5.

Featuring a cloaked Master Chief navigating his way through a barren desert before coming face to face with a Promethean colossus, the teaser trailer confirms that Master Chief and the Halo brand are still leading the company’s charge.

There were likely many viewers — including those in attendance at the press event — who first thought the shrouded figure traversing an alien world was an early sign of what the alliance between EA and Star Wars would produce, but the trailer’s closing moments prove that even Master Chief requires a disguise every now and then.

Considering the rise of a massive Promethean from beneath the sands, the disguise doesn’t work. And clutching the data drive that once held his AI partner Cortana, it’s clear that the relationship between the two isn’t gone just yet.

There’s little information provided in the trailer beyond the fact that it strongly reflects the teaser trailers for both Halo 3 and Halo 4; new setting, reveal, and the Chief preparing to do what he does best. We’d advise against assuming that Halo 5 — dubbed simply Halo in the trailer itself — will feature any enemies that size of skyscrapers, but we wouldn’t rule it out either.

Following the trailer, Bonnie Ross took to the stage to remind gamers of the upcoming live-action Halo TV series, which together with a new game will help the series take the next step Microsoft and 343 Industries rely on. The company has always claimed that ‘where Halo goes, so goes Microsoft’ — so saying that a successful and staggering Halo 5 will help Microsoft build momentum would be an understatement.

At this point the game is without an official title, advertised in the trailer as simply ‘Halo,’ and later in Microsoft’s official press release as ‘Halo Xbox One.’ Neither of those seem likely for a finished product, so we’d bet 343 and Microsoft have yet to decide on a subtitle. Read into that what you will…

What do you think of the announcement trailer? Do you hope that the new Promethean construct is only for dramatic impact, or are bigger, badder enemies something that you’d like to see Xbox One make possible? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

We’ll keep you updated as more information on Halo 5 arrives.

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TAGS: 343 Industries, E3 2013, Halo, Halo 5, Microsoft, Xbox One

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  1. first to comment HA HA HA HA HA!

  2. who care?

  3. A little confused that there was no 5

  4. does anyone else find the whole ragged cloak thing a little silly? what elements can a potato sack protect against that a cutting-edge, full-bodied space suit can’t?

    • Only thing I thought of was as a disguise.

      Though if I saw what looked like a beggar/drifter who was also over 7 ft tall….I might be a tad suspicious ha

    • While many people find it silly, I like the use of it here for many reasons. For one, they wanted to build the audience up. While just seeing Master Chief walking through the desert is exciting, the moment you see his hand and recognize it is worth the buildup. Also, he’s in a desert with violent sandstorms. You can tell when the hood gets blown back and you can see some of his armor chipped away. Which, either means he’s been wandering for awhile or it’s just really violent storms. Another thing, in his hand looks to be the chip that carries Cortana around. At the end of Halo 4 ****SPOILER ALERT**** you see Cortana “disappear” so to speak. U believe this is Halo 5 and this is MC searching for Cortana. I believe that MC wanted the Promethean object to appear because he didn’t seem surprised or taken aback. And when it appeared, he took out the necklace. Maybe Cortana is there? Or the object knows something or the people inside know something? All in all, it was an exciting teaser and I can’t wait to hear more about it.

  5. I never thought I would say this, but the Master Chief is SUCH an icon that he needs a non sanctioned mission. Like, I’m not here because of the UNSC. I’m not here because of any orders or ideas from Halsey. I’m here because I want to know if you can bring Cortana back. More than anything I would like to the complicated relationship between the Chiefs origins and his extremely delayed responce to them be fleshed out. Cortana was part of that story, and if they stick with canon (including books) there does not have to be a mushy sappy love story, or anything like that. But it COULD be a really gripping story, and if done right a re-connecting of the Chief and Cortana would be great. But if it did happen, I would want it to be a series ending reunion. All good things….

  6. I wonder if it has anythign to do with what happened towards the end of halo 4. Remember when the Didact used the composer to kill everybody on the Space station but the Chief was spared because of that DNA upgrade he received earlier? I wonder if the composer somehow captured a piece of cortana or maybe more than a piece of her. Maybe he has to seek out the Promethean homeworld or the didact in order to unlock that stored information and revive her. Just a guess.. what do you guys think?

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