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Maxdoggy
05-16-2014, 08:35 AM
343i brings you a brand new adventure in Master Chief's journey in Fall of 2015, along with Steven Spielberg's Halo project to also release in 2015.

343i has made sure to note that our journey to Halo 5 begins THIS year, however.

http://news.xbox.com/2014/05/games-halo-journey-announcement
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/16/halo-5-guardians-announced?utm_campaign=fb posts&utm_source=facebook

http://news.xbox.com/~/media/files/hero_halo5.jpg?h=529&w=940

W3z4b1
05-16-2014, 08:52 AM
Hm, very interesting... I need E3 to get here soonerer.

Maxdoggy
05-16-2014, 09:09 AM
The mysterious top character in the box art is not Cortana, as confirmed by the Xbox PR Director for Halo and Forza.

Sadly, I think it's Sarah Palmer, leader of the Spartan IV's aboard the UNSC Infinity. Looks like we might get a split-campaign a la Halo 2 with an uninteresting character shoehorned in (as opposed to the awesomeness that was The Arbiter).

Note the ONI symbol on the Spartan's chest: http://puu.sh/8Ot7F.jpg
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Frank O'Connor has stated on Halo Waypoint that 343i got this announcement out of the way because there is "another shoe to drop...at E3 and beyond".

Halo 2: Anniversary confirmed (basically).

Maxdoggy
05-16-2014, 09:16 AM
Double-post:

HOLY SHIT. The bottom of the Waypoint post has a piece of concept art that has a giant-ass Sangheili statue and what appear to be twin moons in the background. ARE WE GOING TO SANGHELIOS??!

https://s3cmsassets.blob.core.win dows.net/media/Default/web/news-and-blogs/article-body/graphics/halo-5-guardians-concept-art-ca11b3e478cb49959c1bc3f7b ca3533f.jpg

The boxart also contains the same architecture as the concept-art that was posted: http://puu.sh/8OtbI.jpg

silversleek
05-16-2014, 09:23 AM
Double-post:

HOLY SHIT. The bottom of the Waypoint post has a piece of concept art that has a giant-ass Sangheili statue and what appear to be twin moons in the background. ARE WE GOING TO SANGHELIOS??!

https://s3cmsassets.blob.core.win dows.net/media/Default/web/news-and-blogs/article-body/graphics/halo-5-guardians-concept-art-ca11b3e478cb49959c1bc3f7b ca3533f.jpg

seems possible with how the books are going.

Maxdoggy
05-16-2014, 10:19 AM
I completely forgot about it, but r/halo thinks it may be Naomi from the Karen Traviss books. AKA Naomi may be boots-on-the-ground on Sangheilios fighting in the Sangheili Civil War with/against The Arbiter.

Another theory that makes even more sense (minor spoilers if you haven't read the books):

http://puu.sh/8Ow2W.png

KazuhLLL
05-16-2014, 10:22 AM
The mysterious top character in the box art is not Cortana, as confirmed by the Xbox PR Director for Halo and Forza.

Sadly, I think it's Sarah Palmer

I thought that as well, since the chest piece is rather feminine. I'd be really surprised if they made Palmer a leading part of the main story, since nobody seemed to like her in Halo 4. Though maybe she could be more likeable with better writing than there was in Spartan Ops.

Nicholas Sapien
05-16-2014, 11:05 AM
tell me when it comes out

VerbotenDonkey
05-16-2014, 11:05 AM
I swear, if they do a love story between the two I'm going back to Call of Duty.

So is this going to be Xbox One exclusive? Or 360 as well? They said they're utilizing the Xbox Ones better features but I wasn't sure.

Maxdoggy
05-16-2014, 11:07 AM
Xbox One exclusive, duh. :P


And nowwwww Frank O'Connor said on Neogaf that it's not a female character. There goes the awesome Naomi-010 theory. :(

http://i.imgur.com/iK06kE4.png?1

VerbotenDonkey
05-16-2014, 11:11 AM
Xbox One exclusive, duh. :P

Good.


http://a.disquscdn.com/get?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi.mi nus.com%2Fi7veL9wbPUU85.g if&key=sTugVcaq_UTPGv99HLpT4 Q&w=800&h

Zeta Crossfire
05-16-2014, 11:18 AM
Honestly what are the chances of that is new armor redesign for chief?

Maxdoggy
05-16-2014, 11:29 AM
Honestly what are the chances of that is new armor redesign for chief?

.0001%

They wouldn't do that.

Silko
05-16-2014, 02:36 PM
Please please PLEASE, let this one be good. If this bombs out please just stop making Halos

Fuzzy
05-16-2014, 03:56 PM
Please please PLEASE, let this one be good. If this bombs out please just stop making Halos

Pretend silko did not say this so that I can agree.

Jackal
05-16-2014, 04:19 PM
So I'm hearing about a television series.

Mythonian
05-16-2014, 05:25 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpvX1AzuVVg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpvX1AzuVVg

Silko
05-16-2014, 05:29 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpvX1AzuVVg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpvX1AzuVVg

That music. Makes me miss Halo 3

Fuzzy
05-16-2014, 07:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpvX1AzuVVg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpvX1AzuVVg

To bad it isn't the real menu as it looks good.

Graycochea
05-17-2014, 02:34 AM
Dat blue light tho. It's probably 343-Guilty Spark. Last I read, he was alive, his A.I. can jump from his light bulb to machinery, and (spoiler) he used to be a human. So, until otherwise informed, I'm going to believe it's Spark in a robot body who teams up with Chief to fuck up the Didact's day because (spoiler again) the Didact made him that way, I haven't read any of the books after Glasslands or the second Forerunner Saga which I forgot the name of, so I may not know what I'm talking about. That would give hope to the idea that Cortana could somehow get a body and live for millions of years without becoming rampant. That fucking lightbulb will not die. How many times did we kill that little bastard?

EagleOne
05-17-2014, 05:27 AM
Dat blue light tho. It's probably 343-Guilty Spark. Last I read, he was alive, his A.I. can jump from his light bulb to machinery, and (spoiler) he used to be a human. So, until otherwise informed, I'm going to believe it's Spark in a robot body who teams up with Chief to fuck up the Didact's day because (spoiler again) the Didact made him that way, I haven't read any of the books after Glasslands or the second Forerunner Saga which I forgot the name of, so I may not know what I'm talking about. That would give hope to the idea that Cortana could somehow get a body and live for millions of years without becoming rampant. That fucking lightbulb will not die. How many times did we kill that little bastard?


Very interesting speculation... The only thing shooting that idea down is they said this is a "new" character. Now this could very well be true in they can say its a new character but it's just spark in a "new" form. At first I thought it looked like a female character, but that was shot down. A part of me dreams that it is SPARTAN-B312... But I know it isn't. Can you imagine the only two hyper-lethal Spartans teaming up?? Helmet reminds me of my good old Scout helmet and armor. I will keep thinking...

Elite statue for sure in the concept art.

Halo Legends Origins showed the Elite race building pyramids in the desert...
Very well could be their homeworld.

Eagle out.

Maxdoggy
05-17-2014, 07:07 AM
According to Josh Holmes on the Twitters, it's a new character.
https://twitter.com/JoshingtonState/status/467343003385098240

This new info lends credence to the theory that a "new" Master Chief was created to find Halsey/fight in the Sangheili Civil War without remorse or whatever via cloning of John's DNA (which is incredibly dumb compared to the kickass Naomi plot-line from the novels).

Hopefully the theory I posted above is wrong, though. :/

IX Dr Doom XI
05-19-2014, 07:06 AM
Hope its jun from noble team, halsey was able to survive reach so its only natural that he found a way to survive too.

Maxdoggy
05-19-2014, 08:54 AM
Hope its jun from noble team, halsey was able to survive reach so its only natural that he found a way to survive too.

Josh Holmes said that it's a completely new character, unfortunately. :/

Graycochea
05-21-2014, 04:37 AM
My fellow REDWATCH mutha fuckas are gonna love this:

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1.0-9/10298765_306869492809166_ 4438906937754603856_n.jpg

W3z4b1
05-21-2014, 10:21 AM
My fellow REDWATCH mutha fuckas are gonna love this:

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1.0-9/10298765_306869492809166_ 4438906937754603856_n.jpg

Yeah that's actually me. Sorry, can't give you any more information about the game.

VerbotenDonkey
05-21-2014, 11:34 AM
REDWATCH - Guardians of the Empire.

UNLUCKY NUM13ER
05-21-2014, 01:33 PM
Oh shoot I forgot E3 was next month! I'd better clear some time to vampire myself inside so I don't miss anything.

Graycochea
05-21-2014, 02:54 PM
Oh shoot I forgot E3 was next month! I'd better clear some time to vampire myself inside so I don't miss anything.

QFT.
I'll also be doing this.

Carpe Vexillum
05-22-2014, 04:19 PM
My fellow REDWATCH mutha fuckas are gonna love this:

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1.0-9/10298765_306869492809166_ 4438906937754603856_n.jpg

"The most secretive section, Section Zero's existence is not general knowledge outside ONI. Details of its role and operations are limited. Based on the records of an AI named Melissa, it is thought to be ONI Internal Affairs, charged with rooting out and eliminating illegal programs. The true nature and activities of Section Zero are highly classified and unknown outside the ONI command hierarchy. Zero is, essentially, an internal investigations division that polices other ONI activities.[5]

This section has gained notoriety as the section that keeps and maintains sealed SPARTAN-I Program file archives, including Avery Johnson's. As Internal Affairs it enforces the rules and ensures standards are met. It is authorized to use lethal force in the course of its operations."

http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Office_of_Naval_Intellige nce

Silko
05-22-2014, 05:36 PM
Oh shoot I forgot E3 was next month! I'd better clear some time to vampire myself inside so I don't miss anything.

That is what DVR/TIVO is for!!

Graycochea
05-22-2014, 10:01 PM
"The most secretive section, Section Zero's existence is not general knowledge outside ONI. Details of its role and operations are limited. Based on the records of an AI named Melissa, it is thought to be ONI Internal Affairs, charged with rooting out and eliminating illegal programs. The true nature and activities of Section Zero are highly classified and unknown outside the ONI command hierarchy. Zero is, essentially, an internal investigations division that polices other ONI activities.[5]

This section has gained notoriety as the section that keeps and maintains sealed SPARTAN-I Program file archives, including Avery Johnson's. As Internal Affairs it enforces the rules and ensures standards are met. It is authorized to use lethal force in the course of its operations."

http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Office_of_Naval_Intellige nce

What if whomever this is is hunting Master Chief? Trying to bring home a failed "experiment". Keep ONI clean of any political wrong-doing. That would be cool. Or he's going after Halsey because she's a traitor.