If you haven't noticed by now, our Halo Gear team always up to something – and its always awesome. Here are some of their most recent headlines, some of which have been in the works for a while now, that they can finally share with everyone!
Halo: Outpost Discovery
Submissions for Community Panels at each of our Halo: Outpost Discovery locations are now open! Whether it’s fan-hosted roundtables focused on Halo lore, how-tos on building your own cosplay armor, or maybe a group of Halo-playing parents looking to offer advice on family engagement and online safety, community-hosted panels of varying subjects are just one element that will help enrich the entire experience at Outpost Discovery, and we’re excited to see what ideas you might have in mind. Show us what you've got!
Halo: Lone Wolf
Issue #3 dropped in stores yesterday! With Covenant forces closing in on her location, Linda-058 must rally the human settlers under a single essential cause: protect an AI that contains the bulk of human history. Secure a physical copy here or get a digital version here!
Halo: Oblivion (NEW BOOK!)
We've started talking about lore, which means Grim has something to say!
Thanks, Uny – and hi everyone else! Man, it feels like just last week we were poring over the latest Canon Fodder to dissect details derived from some of our latest fiction fountains. This week, however, were looking a bit further ahead. Last year, fiction fans all over the globe were treated to an awesome old-school adventure – particularly if you find Blue Team beloved – as our favorite extended-universe icons took the early days of the Covenant War by storm. Silent Storm to be specific. The Troy Denning-penned novel by the same name gave us a new look at the Spartan-II program, and the harrowing scenarios they constantly found themselves in to try and give humanity a fighting chance. If you haven’t checked out Halo: Silent Storm yet, you owe it to yourself to do so. It’s already available in hardcover, but if you prefer paperback (or, like me, just want something that maintains a consistent size on your shelf), then you’ll be happy to know that it will be available later this summer.
So why am I telling you to make sure you check out Silent Storm? Because today we’re excited to announce its sequel, Halo: Oblivion. Troy Denning has put together another fantastic journey for you to go on, but instead of me just yapping, let’s take a look at the official description:
2526. It has been more than a year since humanity first encountered the hostile military alliance of alien races known as the Covenant, and several weeks after the United Nations Space Command’s devastating counterattack of Operation: SILENT STORM was deemed an overwhelming success. The UNSC has put its faith in the hands of the Spartans, led by the legendary Master Chief, John-117: enhanced super-soldiers raised and trained from childhood via a clandestine black ops project to be living weapons.
But the Covenant—enraged and fearful of their enemy’s unexpected strategies and prowess—is not taking its recent defeat lightly, and is now fully determined to eradicate humanity from existence, brutally overrunning the ill-fated planets of the Outer Colonies faster than retreats can be ordered.
If the UNSC has any chance of stemming the tide of the war, the Master Chief and Blue Team must drop onto an empty, hellish world in order to capture a disabled Covenant frigate filled with valuable technology. It has all the makings of a trap, but the bait is far too tempting to ignore—and this tantalizing prize is being offered by a disgraced and vengeful Covenant fleetmaster, whose sole opportunity for redemption lies in extinguishing humanity’s only hope of survival….
Let’s. GO. Hopefully, you are excited as I am about the upcoming tale as I am – and if not, that’s okay, nobody’s perfect. Halo: Oblivion is slated to drop later this year on Sept 24. Hope you’re ready – I know Uny is! Speaking of which…
Thanks, Grim! I've enjoyed all of Troy Denning's Halo novels, so I'm really looking forward to his next story about the Chief's heroic adventures with Blue Team.