Fast forward unto dawn of the 17th of March and you will be able to start watching Halo: Nightfall on VOD except in the UK… which will get it on the 16th instead, Yay us! There are also the obligatory Blu-Ray and DVD releases which are presumably out on the 17th also.
It chiefly revolves around James Locke, who is a manhunter and agent for ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence), who is also going to play an important role in the next game. THe names involved are pretty good; Ridley Scott as Executive Producer, Battlestar Galactica’s Sergio Mimica-Gezzan as Director, Mike Colter as the lead Locke and also, Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day), Steven Waddington (Sleepy Hollow) and Luke Neal (Final Prayer).
For a shooter Halo has always had a pretty deep universe and always succeeded with its extracurricular storytelling – with a multitude of successful books and comics, as well having had a go at both live action and anime. Nightfall may not revolve around the Chief but it looks like it could be good; but take a look at the trailer below and make up your own mind. Beware there are minor spoilers!