Comic-Con 2014: Halo Nightfall Directly Leads Into Halo 5 Guardians

The team behind Ridley Scott's Halo film project reveal the first story details for Nightfall.

At the Halo: Nightfall panel today at San Diego Comic-Con, we got a first look at the Ridley Scott-directed film project. Whereas Forward Unto Dawn looked at Halo's past, Nightfall will focus on the "present," in terms of game chronology, and lead directly into the events of Halo 5: Guardians.

The Nightfall character Locke, who was revealed to be played by Mike Colter earlier this week, will play a major role in Halo 5: Guardians. During the Q&A, the actor for Locke--who will be playable in Halo 5--said he "can't confirm whether he's a friend or foe of Master Chief." Frank O'Connor, Halo's franchise development director, says Nightfall will work as an origin story for the character. "You will see some new Spartan armor on Locke in Halo 5," he adds.

The show won't include the Pelican vehicle seen in the games, but the panelists did talk about a new vehicle known as the Condor, a mid-range transport that'll be a major part of the action. O'Connor says they originally referred to it as a "Super Pelican."

Talking about the game's world, O'Connor said, "Earth has been through a lot, but the colony worlds are a bit of mixed-bag." He then brought up the problems experienced on the planet Reach, but the colony in Nightfall is a "scrappy group trying to make it work."

Nightfall will also link back to the first Halo. O'Connor said that the story is set on a "partially functioning fragment of the original Halo ring," which has crashed onto the colony planet.

We'll hear more details about the film project during this year's Gamescom in August, when the team promises we'll learn about some of interactive features the team wants to incorporate into the project.

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g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

They went all out on this baby, I am hyped for days!!!!

rasterror
rasterror

They must have used a lot of assets because the quality is top notch. I can't wait to get this and the MC Collection.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I've been a PlayStation gamer since the PS1, only ever played the Halo games when I've been with mates.


That said, I do friggin love me some Halo, an this right here is right up my street.  Looks like a decent budget with people that can actually act - rather rare for a video game crossover!


I look forward to it.  That music too.. oh man.  Soooooo nostalgic!

arrow2thekneeXD
arrow2thekneeXD

I want Big  open maps, Duel-wielding,and the high Jump physics from Halo 1-3( that jump made you feel like a space Ninja :)

hystavito
hystavito

Are you sure Ridley Scott is directing this?  The video mentioned him being producer, and a quick IMDB check and some other news bits online say the same, and state the director is Sergio Mimica-Gezzan.

FrankDuxx
FrankDuxx

they are on the tha halo master chief destroy ?? so maybe we will see some flood still alive. cant wait to see this show.


eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

So, where is the game? This looks like a case of: TV, TV, TV, TV, TV.


Bahaha!


Isn't there another TV show game, too? I mean, good lord, it's friggin hilarious!!!!! Ahahahaha!!!


northArrow
northArrow

If it's anywhere near the quality of Forward Unto Dawn, I'll pass

Jerrytt2
Jerrytt2

The show looks good, and I know because of the game the weapons have to be like the ones in the game, but they just don't feel like real weapons outside of it, they actualy look like fake-plastic guns. Still going to see the show anyway.

jako998
jako998

Ok that looks amazing.

irishrizo
irishrizo

I'm Still waiting for the HALO Movie that goes with Fall of Reach to see how John was picked as a boy and how his Luck is what makes him the best.

karan
karan

hell yeah!!!

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

them recycled prometheus assets.

kingcrimson24
kingcrimson24

Forward unto dawn was pretty good . this will turn out to be great i guess . 

man I just love Halo Universe now

unreal849
unreal849

I just hope this is actually interesting. The tie-in TV series for Halo 4 felt entirely pointless.

funkinslick
funkinslick

This seems to be the direction Halo is taking. A full "nerdification" so to speak that seems to require the full immersion into the halo-verse lest the player not understand the plot. I am not one of those who has read all of the books and and watched all the shows, nor do I care to spend my time that way. It is for that reason that i didn't care for the Halo 4 plot, but was more or less completely disagreed with by those players who are fully involved in the halo-verse and thus loved it. Sort of like how COD has become just for the hardcore and fully subscribed at this point. It seems this game is going to leave behind the casual gamer in favor of the hardcore yet again. I'm sure i won't be the only one not picking this one up for that reason. 

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

So we have to watch the show to know what is going on in the game? A bit Odd really surely it would make more sense to have this show as a separate optional title rather then ramming it down our throats.......Is Quantum break going to be the same if so I highly doubt I will ever get Xbox One I can't even be bothered to finish watching Breaking Bad or even start Game of thrones and I am 99% certain they are alot better then this show will be.

sanchango
sanchango

@arrow2thekneeXD yes, YES, no, WE DON'T NEED SPACE NINJAS! D:<

Well, you will get that in the Master Chief collection though(since they're not altering the stuff there)

dani_i89
dani_i89

@eternal_napalm  343 are doing a damn good job. Halo 4 delivered in spades, in SP and MP. Then you have the free dowloadable missions. Then you have Nightfall, and Halo 2, which looks better than The Last of Us remastered, and is a lot more justifiable. 343 really look like they are putting their blood and sweat into Halo, cannot wait for the MC edition and Halo 5.

I suggest you actually try playing Halo, it's one of the most (if not, THE most) in-depth game in terms of story, lore etc. Mass Effect comes pretty damn close, which was an Xbox exclusive. Nothing but quality comes from Xbox. Realize yo.

rasterror
rasterror

Shouldn't you be looking for love on POF instead of being on this article so can move out of your mom's basement? No wonder why you're single. You spend too much time whining on Xbox articles. That plus you seem like a deplorable human being.

sanchango
sanchango

@northArrow you didn't like Forward Unto Dawn?! D:
I liked it, and i'm definitely watching Nightfall

cainetao11
cainetao11

@jeremyspoken  Most people thought the 2008 NE Patriots would beat the NY Giants in the Superbowl and stay undefeated also.

TabularBeast
TabularBeast

@irishrizo Man, seeing John and his squad going through their training would be so cool to see on the big screen. Here's hoping it happens. 

cainetao11
cainetao11

@kingcrimson24  Agreed. I have been on board since Fall of Reach novel. Just love it. Fell behind on the novels though, need to catch up.

unreal849
unreal849

@kingcrimson24 
Same, though I feel that 343 needs to cut some fat from the expanded universe at this point. The latest batch of books were excellent, but I didn't feel too good about the FUD mini-series, and video game comic books are a little silly IMO.

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

@funkinslick "nerdification"

son, you not only have an account, but are commenting on a videogames website.

oflow
oflow

@sonyonly4 What you need to do is go read the PS4 articles and just stop talking.

Your entire comment is rubbish. You complain about having to watch something to understand the plot then in the same breath say you  wont ever buy an Xbox.

you obviously arent a Halo fan. Halo has some of the best lore and story in all of gaming, if you're too lazy to bother why even comment? Go back under your bridge and wait for some PS4 multiplats.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@sonyonly4 Why is a SonyOnly4 dude ciommenting on something he will never watch and never play?

irishrizo
irishrizo

Yeah I've been waiting for that movie for too long... hahaha

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@oflow @sonyonly4 I Like to play it (Well up to 3 and reach anyway) not watch it this is not a game it is some lame Sci Fi tv show which doesn't Evan seem to have master Chief in it using the Halo Name and Game to make it profitable.

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@weenfan3 @sonyonly4 It's funny because I came here to express neutral interest in Halo 5 and instead off Xtots being grown up and talking gaming you all attack me like I am the most wanted dictator in the world of Gaming LOL.

irishrizo
irishrizo

@sonyonly4 well its like you walked into a Jewish Community wearing a Nazy Shirt.. Specially Hating on Halo.. I think every xbox owner is a Halo fan an is totally excited for this. and tying a game with a TV show is awesome in my Opinion.. Specially if i can watch it while I eat during my gaming break lol fills the void when the controller isnt in my hands.

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@irishrizo I wasn't hating on Halo I was hating on a pointless TV Spin off cash grab of the Halo Name.

Halo 2 is one of my Favorite games off all time and if you actually READ I clearly stated I was Interested in the game but not if I have to watch hours of tv to understand the story (I don't care for Halo Multiplayer it's just really not my thing).

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@sladakrobot @sonyonly4 Thanks for reminding me why I stop play Xbox....... Its horrible community of children.

Not missing out on anything by the looks of things have no interest in TV Shows off games that I could be playing instead but hey enjoy having to watch wooden acting and cheap SFX before playing your games.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@sonyonly4 By choosing SonyOnly you have proven to be biased and not for 1 second i believe that you have a X360 or the WiiU

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@sladakrobot @sonyonly4 well I have the Golden Hammerburst for gears 2 which you only get from Midnight Launch so you are wrong soooooo Wrong I used to be the biggest Gears fans around before Gears was so commercial and Casual back when the Squekers struggled to get a kill.

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@sladakrobot @sonyonly4 Just sent you it see I have Xbox, I own all 3 gears yet had to play Gears 3 at a friends because I refused to buy another Xbox and for some reason the Older 360s struggled to play it but I do still own it. If you would like I can tell what exactly is inside the Manual? O and thank you I forgot all about these Gears stickers inside here I will proced to sticking them on my PS4.

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@sladakrobot @sonyonly4 And please Feel free to tell everyone here that I have a Gamerscore off 30,000+ even though I stopped playing Xbox 4 years ago.