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Halo 5's Launch Trailer Teases Showdown Between Master Chief and Locke

"The hero becomes the hunted."

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Microsoft has published the "launch gameplay trailer" for Halo 5: Guardians, setting up the sci-fi shooter's dramatic story which pits Master Chief against Spartan Locke. In the early events of Halo 5, Chief goes rogue. Locke and his team are tasked with bringing him in, and as such, "the hero becomes the hunted."

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At the same time, the galaxy is facing mass destruction from an unknown event, which Microsoft said previously has something to do with the Guardians, the ancient Forerunner constructs. The events set into motion in Halo 5 represent "the beginning of the greatest hunt in gaming history," Microsoft says.

This follows the previous confirmation that work had already begun on Halo 6.

As you'll hear, the trailer is set to Muse's "Knights of Cydonia." The video uses the song to great effect, focusing on Chief during during a particularly strong segment of the song that sums up the game's story.

"No one's gonna take me alive / The time has come to make things right / You and I must fight for our rights / You and I must fight to survive"

Halo 5 launches on October 27 exclusively for Xbox One. Copies of the game have leaked early. In addition, 343 has confirmed pricing details for Halo 5's microtransactions, which the studio has also defended.

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