With the Xbox One’s second birthday coming up in a couple of months, it’s about time to christen it with its first new Halo game, and no, the Master Chief Collection doesn’t count. We still have several weeks to go before the Halo 5: Guardians launch, but 343 Industries decided to give us a bit of a teaser last night by releasing the game’s opening cinematic through the BuzzFeedPop YouTube channel. Unforunately, we don’t get to see Master Chief in the video, but we do get to see James Locke and Fireteam Osiris tearing through enemies in three minutes of cinematic action.
Microsoft and 343 Industries have just revealed an action-packed opening cinematic for Halo 5: Guardians, ahead of the game’s official release exclusively for the Xbox One. The trailer doesn’t feature Master Chief, the Halo series protagonist, as it focuses on James Locke, the leader of Fireteam Osiris, along with his Spartan-IV squad. The opening cinematic also features the digital version of Nathan Fillion, ready for some heavy Halo action alongside Locke and Fireteam Osiris as the UNSC briefs them on their mission. Massive atrocities of Forerunner origin have affected five different colonies in the past 72 hours, the briefing notes, and Doctor Catherine Elizabeth Halsey claims to have valuable information on the attacks. The Doctor, who created the Spartan warrior program, is now in custody and Fireteam Osiris has to go on a rescue mission, infiltrating enemy lines and bring Halsey back to safety. The team descends from high up in the atmosphere on a planet swarming of enemies, both Promethean and Covenant. The trailer shows Fireteam Osiris destroying everything on their way, while also highlighting how each member of the team has their own distinctive role and contribution to the mission.