By GrimBrother One -
I remember sitting in the audience at the Xbox Keynote presentation at E3 2013 watching the wind passing over the dunes of an alien world, kicking up sand and stone in its wake. I remember a hulking hooded figure lumbering heavily – yet almost effortlessly – across the landscape. I remember something stirring in me, crying out that this wasn’t just another game trailer. I remember seeing an all-too-familiar Mjolnir gauntlet emerge out from the folds of a tattered cloak, and watching a lifeless AI storage chip tumble from a hero’s hands. I remember a monstrous and ancient construct razing the surrounding rock when it rose from beneath the ground, representing a mystery that felt might take an eternity to solve. I remember losing my mind.
Fast forward to E3 2015 and I stand surrounded by colleagues and friends – family, really – in the 343 studio watching that same mystery stand at the threshold of revelation, as we finally showed off the Halo 5: Guardians campaign to the eager eyes and ears of the gathered gaming world. It’s been an incredibly crazy week for us, both for those brave men and women with boots on the ground in LA, as well as the scores of us back at 343 Mission Control in Kirkland. Here around these lore-laden lands, we’ll be having quite a bit to talk about over the coming weeks, as we begin to break down the myriad of details unveiled at E3. Some of those details will expand upon points quite obvious, while others might just clue you in on something gone completely unnoticed.
In the coming months, we’ll also be beginning to sprinkle in new and updated entries into the Universe section that directly pertain to updates and additions found or introduced in Halo 5: Guardians. While they won’t be live for a little while still, we thought it might be nice to give you a little sneakypeek of one of them, starting off with a new addition to the Halo story. Read on!