Tons of new Halo 5: Guardians artwork has just been unveiled this week from 343 Industries, the makers of all things Halo these days. During a new viral marketing campaign a few days ago, 343 Industries released an email to Xbox owners displaying a geometric star map with some clickable stars. “Look closer”, said the image which when clicked revealed some cryptic image segments to unknowing Halo fans. I personally thought the email was about Microsoft’s Halo and the #HuntTheTruth advert campaign, but I wasn’t absolutely sure until clicking on the stars of the map myself. The pics displayed some unintelligible pieces of a much larger picture. Further research led some reddit users to find the rest of the pieces [displayed above], that assemble the new final cover artwork for Halo 5! Outstanding work reddit Dudes! Microsoft and 343i has since released high-res jpegs of the cover, as well as close-ups of the characters displayed at the bottom corners.
The Spartan II’s on the left obviously shows John-117 along with the rest of his ‘blue team’, Frederic-104, Kelly-087, and Linda-058, who have been depicted in books and novels [Halo: The Fall of Reach], before the release of the original story and game Halo: Combat Evolved. The other Spartans on the right are more mysterious. We know the lead character is Oni’s Spartan Agent Lock wearing Hunter Armor. The other three Spartans however are unknown to us. All of these characters should play a vital role in the story of Halo 5. Some have speculated that a new cooperative game mode as well as the single player campaign should involve the new Spartans as well! Enjoy the large pics and the animated cover below.
A visit deep inside ONI branch headquarters brings unexpected results. A voice from the past returns. And an in-flight incident sparks a flame that can’t be put out.
Rumors of discontent across the military and rumblings in the Outer Colonies are cause for concern, but a mandatory meeting at ONI headquarters may bring greater repercussions.
Halo fans who pre-order Halo 5: Guardians from Gamestop will not only receive a free Halo 5 poster, but a bonus set of Oni Agent Locke ‘Hunter Armor’ for use in multiplayer. This is the first round of bonuses for those who order the game early. Stay tuned here for further details about Halo 5 bonuses from other retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Microsoft. The fight is on for your money at retailers who supply Halo 5 on disc and digital download.
Conversations with retired military paint very different pictures of John. More questions arise about John’s home planet and his involvement in a violent training incident. The cracks in the official account widen.
An obscure record from the far reaches of the galaxy contradicts everything. Government officials and conspiracy theorists weigh in. Stories of a remarkable young man are once again torn down by conflicting accounts.
Master Chief was born in the metropolis of Elysium City. Then known as John, he grew up like any kid in the Outer Colonies. Childhood playmates and school teachers share charming stories. But what happens when a single document throws everything into question?
Is the Master Chief a traitor as depicted in the latest Halo 5: Guardians trailer? Listen to the just released “Hunt The Truth” episode where combat reporter Benjamin Giraud gives us inside information.
Benjamin Giraud’s complete bio:
For decades, I’ve served the galaxy as an investigative reporter and war photographer. Working primarily in public radio, I’ve covered human interest stories on Earth and in the Inner and Outer Colonies. I’ve also contracted for UNSC, covering governmental and military affairs. I was at New Mombasa when the Master Chief first appeared to combat the Covenant attack.