Not to be confused with the video game, or is it?
This is not a trailer for the latest installment of the hugely successful Halo franchise for X-Box, rather a digital feature which will bridge the story between Halo 4 and 5 with a narrative link to the Halo television series.
Executive produced by sci-fi legend Ridley Scott (Alien) and written by Paul Scheuring, creator of Prison Break, there’s certainly some pedigree behind it. Halo: Nightfall will be released in five instalments available to stream for users of Windows 8.1.
Halo: Nightfall introduces a pivotal new character, Jameson Locke, a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Earth’s most powerful and secretive military branch. When he and his team are caught in a horrific biological attack, they unravel a plot that draws them to an ancient, hellish artifact, where they will be forced to fight for their survival, question everything, and ultimately choose between their loyalties and their lives.
Taking place between the events of Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, Halo: Nightfall is Locke’s origin story which will lend insight and understanding into the character he becomes in Halo 5: Guardians.