At Comic-Con International San Diego this past weekend, Microsoft and 343 Industries showed off the very first trailer for the animated series of Halo: The Fall of Reach.
The series will be split into three acts and is set during the events both before and after the Covenant attacks humanity. Halo: The Fall of Reach will also be the first time that viewers will get to see the creation of the Spartan-II soldiers. Along with the creation, viewers will also be introduced to Blue Team and get to witness the events that forged the legendary team’s legacy.
“Well, apart from the fact that it’s fully animated, beautifully scored, dense with the rich suite of Halo audio, sound and visual effects and artfully directed by the folks at Sequence, I’d say this is a faithful adaptation of a beloved novel,” he said when asked about the differences between the series and the novel. “We’ve always been careful to make sure that we take full advantage of the media in which we present and so in the case of Fall of Reach, that means building what’s effectively the origin story of much of what we understand to be the Halo universe.
“Without getting into the weeds, we’ve been careful to align with the novel where it makes sense, but in visualizing the universe – which has evolved so much in the intervening years – we were presented with a few challenges, but also a lot of opportunities. So you’ll see a few differences, choices of Covenant ship, weapons and so on, but it adheres tightly to the core canon, with a few flourishes here and there to fill in gaps or smooth over previous errors.”
Halo: The Fall of Reach will be included with the Limited Edition, Limited Collector’s Edition, and Digital Deluxe Edition of Halo 5: Guardians.
Halo 5: Guardians is set to launch exclusively on the Xbox One on October 27th.