It was an exciting weekend for Xbox One owners, as Microsoft announced that Halo 5: Guardians will be launching on October 27th, 2015. The release date was unveiled in two live-action trailers that premiered on AMC alongside The Walking Dead finale Sunday night.
In the first trailer, Spartan Locke, the protagonist of the Halo: Nightfall live-action TV series, is seen approaching an injured Master Chief. He gives a short speech about how it is his job to save the human race from the man they thought was their hero, and then begins to raise his gun.
The second trailer is nearly identical to the first, save for one vital detail — the roles have been switched, and it’s Master Chief who finds an injured Locke lying beneath a statue of himself.
These videos are part of the ongoing #HuntTheTruth viral campaign, which will attempt to tell the true story of Master Chief and Spartan Locke in the weeks and months leading up to E3.
“We wanted Halo 5: Guardians to be the game that pays off the epic promise of the Halo universe in scope and scale and drama,” said Bonnie Ross, Head of 343 Industries. “We want to amaze players with the sheer size of the worlds and battles they’ll experience, even as they question everything they thought they knew about its heroes, marvels and mysteries. #HuntTheTruth is only the beginning and we can’t wait to debut the game to Xbox fans around the world at E3 this June.”
Watch both trailers below: