Tense trailer for Halo: Nightfall connects game timelines before Halo 5 drops

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Oct 21, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

Halo 5: Guardians doesn't launch until late 2015, but Master Chief mania is already rising to feverish levels.  As an antidote to the hysteria, Microsoft and Xbox Entertainment offered up this video teaser for Halo: Nightfall, a digital feature directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezza and executive-produced by Ridley Scott and David Zucker, with a script by Prison Break's  Paul Scheuring.  

Nightfall stars Mike Colter as Jameson Locke, an ambitious black-ops super-soldier climbing the ranks between the events of Halo 4 and Halo 5 and is meant to act as a bridging device and primer to inform gamers of the amped action leading up to the next Halo installment, landing sometime at the end of 2015.  The Locke character will play a vital role in Halo 5: Guardians, and his inclusion in this film establishes his origins and dramatic arc in relation to John-117.  Nightfall will be included in the Nov. 11, 2014, release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which gathers special remastered edtions of four previous Halo titles into one massive super-set.  

Have a look and let us know if you're ready to charge back into more Halo heroics.

(Via Superherohype)