The busy first day of San Diego Comic Con is coming to a close, and if you’re at all interested in Xbox and Microsoft’s latest experiment in home entertainment, than this one’s for you. After years of attempting a Halo movie for the big screen, the fine people at Microsoft said screw it, let’s make it a series and put it on our own Xbox network. And voila! Halo: Nightfall is coming this fall, and the first look is here after being first looked at earlier today in San Diego. So what’s it about, and what does it look like? Let’s see some images and watch a teaser trailer.

The series is being written by Paul Scheuring (Prison Break, Zero Hour), directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Falling Skies, Battlestar Galactica) and overseen by no less than Sir Ridley Scott, Halo: Nightfall will be released in conjunction with next year’s Halo 5: Guardians game, and will be separate from the Steven Spielberg-produced Halo series that is also in development.

Here’s the plot synopsis:

“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.

And without further ado, here’s the trailer:

“In science fiction, we’re always searching for new frontiers. We’re drawn to the unknown,” said Scott in a press release. “With ‘Halo: Nightfall,’ we’re pioneering a new medium in terms of interactive storytelling on Xbox. It’s going to be fun for long-time fans to see how the worlds come together with an ambition to attract new fans along the way with what we’ve created.”

Not enough for you? Here are some more images from the series.





Halo: Nightfall will come to you, from hell, this November on Xbox Live.

Source: Coming Soon

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