Halo 5: Guardians will be launched with a huge event streamed live online on October 26.
Halo 5: Guardians will be released on October 27. One day before Microsoft is hosting a huge event to celebrate the launch of the new Halo title. The Halo 5: Live event is a six-hour live broadcast on Youtube that will kick off at 6 p.m. EDT on Oct. 26 and end at midnight when Halo 5: Guardians goes on sale in North America.
"Halo 5: Guardians is the game we have always dreamed of making, and it was important to us that Halo fans in every corner of the world could join us in an epic-scale launch celebration," said Bonnie Ross, corporate vice president and head of 343 Industries. "Whether they tune into the live broadcast on YouTube or come out and celebrate with us in person at one of our global fan events, we hope Halo Nation will help make ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ the biggest game launch in Xbox history."
The Halo 5 event will feature the premiere of Halo: The Fall of Reach episode one. This new animated series that tells the dramatic tale of the origin and intrigue behind the SPARTAN program that propelled characters like the Master Chief and Dr. Catherine Halsey into the pantheon of Halo lore.
A roundtable featuring Halo 5 writers and the Nathan Fillion the voice of Spartan Buck will give fans insights into the making of the new Halo game. The show also features Halo super fans around the world.
In New York City, a special fan destination will take place at the brand new flagship store Microsoft at Fifth Ave. and 53rd St., located in the heart of Manhattan and culminating in the midnight launch of Halo 5: Guardians.
Microsoft says that Halo 5: Guardians is the most ambitious addition to the $4.6 billion sci-fi franchise to date.
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Halo 5 is bringing together a gripping story, deep character narrative and teamwork-based gameplay. As a mysterious and unstoppable force threatens the universe, the Master Chief has gone AWOL and the UNSC’s elite man hunter, Spartan Locke, is tasked with hunting him down. As the pursuit unfolds, players can band together in a four-player cooperative epic that spans three worlds, or challenge friends and rivals in new multiplayer modes.