First Peek at "Halo: Nightfall"

First Peek at "Halo: Nightfall"

That's a TV show, not a game

Microsoft's 343 Industries this week offered up the first trailer to the "Halo: Nightfall" live-action TV show that will debut this fall on Xbox. Made in conjunction with Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions, the show appears to have the high production values "Halo" fans were hoping for. In fact, it looks great.

"Halo: Nightfall" takes place between the events of "Halo 4" and "Halo 5: Guardians," the latter of which will debut next year on Xbox One. Here's the official description:

Halo: Nightfall follows the origin story of legendary manhunter Jameson Locke (Mike Colter) and his team as they are caught in a horrific terrorist attack while investigating terrorist activity on the distant colony world of Sedra. Led by Locke, the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) agents are forced to coordinate with a Sedran commander with a remarkable history and deep-rooted mistrust of ONI. As the plot unravels, they're drawn to an ancient, hellish artifact where they're forced to fight for their survival, question everything, and ultimately choose between their loyalties and their lives. Agent Locke is a new character in the Halo universe poised to play a major role in Halo 5: Guardians releasing on Xbox One in 2015.

"Halo: Nightfall" will be available digitally on Xbox Live beginning on November 11, 2014, and will be included as part of the "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" for Xbox One, which will provide all of the original, Master Chief-based Halo games together in a single package.

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