Microsoft Reveals Hero of New Halo TV Series

Microsoft has just released the first information pertaining to Locke, the lead character of their upcoming Halo: Nightfall television series who will be played by actor Mike Colter (The Good Wife, Zero Dark Thirty). The character is an agent of an organization known as the Office of Navel Intelligence, or ONI for short, and will be part of a team sent to investigate a terrorist plot- a situation that quickly descends into chaos when an ancient artifact enters the fray. In addition to appearing in the new Halo TV series, Locke will also play a key role in the upcoming Halo 5 video game.

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Microsoft has high hopes for the web series, which can be viewed through Xbox live and many of Microsoft’s other online distribution platforms, and hopes that it will appeal not only to devoted fans of the franchise but also those unfamiliar to the Halo universe as well. Colter added in a quote in Variety magazine when he remarked that Nightfall was designed to cater to new fans whom will he hopes will be able to relate to the characters and enjoy the story even without prior knowledge.

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To promote this new venture, Microsoft holding an hour long panel at the San Diego Comi-Con where Nightfall’s producer Kiki Wolfkill and franchise development director Frank O’Connor will discuss the series alongside Colter. According to Variety, new footage of Nightfall will be shown as well.

Nightfall was first announced back in June at E3 alongside the Halo: Master Chief Collection, an HD remake collection of older games in the series. Both are currently slated for release in November.

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Source: Variety

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