Halo: Nightfall Film Release Date Announced [Correction]

Five-episode Xbox Live series to merge into feature-length film, coming to DVD, Blu-ray, and video-on-demand.

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Halo: Nightfall, the episodic live-action TV series set between the events of Halo 4 and 5, will be released as a collection across North America and Europe in March.

[Correction: Representatives for the show say that a North America release date has yet to be finalised.]

The five-episode season, produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, originally aired on Xbox 360 and Xbox One between November and December. Now the series will come to DVD and Blu-ray from March 17, with all episodes merged together into a feature-length film.

Microsoft has issued a new trailer ahead of the film's release, adding that Nightfall will also be available on “digital channels," including iTunes.

Halo: Nightfall tells the story of Jameson Locke who, according to the show’s official blurb, is “a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Earth’s most powerful and secretive military branch.”

Fans who have watched the show already will have witnessed how Locke transitions the narrative between Halo 4 and 5, and how he will play a key role in the next installment.

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the trailer looks good but everyone is saying its bad. What is so bad about it?

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if they are really trying to sell this then.. that's funny i really dont like this new spartan.. the fact that he didn't undergo real spartan training makes things meh for me.

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If it's anything like Falling Skies I'll pass.

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With the names that were attached to this I was shocked it was so bad.


Forward Unto Dawn was much, much better.

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More budget lighting effects perhaps?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Go Fück yourself with the closest Spiky object, prefferably a cactus.

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Is this MS response to the The Order movie?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> dammit, you stole my comment

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Still need to watch it. Might pick it up.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Don't. It's bad.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>Really bad.

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Can you fanboys stop loving these garbage mini series just because there's Halo in the title?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> can you stop telling people what to do please?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I agree you schouldn't love the series just because the name of your favorite game is in the title, although you might go a bit extreme saying it is garbage because you've probably not even seen it (yet) or you just forgot the put a reason with your oppinion.

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I want Powers. It looks gritty. Like maybe dredd or something. It might not have the budget of Nightfall, but it turns out that didn't help.

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It was kind of bad.

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I've seen it and it could have been so much better

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I feel like half of this was pulled straight out of Prometheus. If you told me to jump to 1:31 and watch from there I'd say it was the sequel to Prometheus no doubt. Looks like the exact same setting, too. Weird.

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SPOILERS










he get off the planet

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I have not seen Forward Unto Dawn yet, but from the sounds of things it may be worse than, as bad as, or slightly better than Nightfall. It makes me wonder why these people have such a hard time making an all-around good Halo live-action anything.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> FUD was much better than this. Trust me.

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Forward Unto Dawn is great but I think Nightfall sucks. I am really disappointed...

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Live action is the problem. Video games do not translate well to film.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Depends on the game and the genre. A skilled writer can do wonders.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> But animated is so much eazier if combined with that skilled writer you get overflown panties!

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@Ovirew it the story......or the facet that it live action

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As one of the biggest Halo fans on the planet (second only to the enormous fan on Zanzibar Island) I have to say Nightfall was a bit of a disappointment. I liked the early portion, but from the moment they set foot on Halo, it just went downhill from there. They were being hunted by Lekgolo. Last time I checked, Lekgolo aren't that intimidating unless they're in their hunter forms. There's a definite gap between the abilities of the Hunter Colonies between this movie and the rest of the series. Even the Hunter's in FUD weren't this intimidating. Nevertheless, I have the Blu-Ray collector's Edition pre-ordered. I hope they include all of the bonus scenes in the final cut as part of the actual film, but even if they're just in a side menu that's fine with me.


Can't wait to see what Spielberg is cooking up with his Halo show coming this year.

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Oh god no. Jackson yes, but not the Berg. More like Iceberg

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I agree. I think the first episode was good, and maybe there were some okay moments between the 'flashback' scenes and the remaining and last episodes. But overall it was pretty disappointing, and I was expecting to see more enemies than just the (mutated?) Hunter worms.


I also feel like I didn't really get to know Locke that well from the 5 'episodes', but I guess the main thing that we're supposed to take from it is that a soldier can live to take lives, or die to save them.


Really anxious to see what Spielberg is cooking up. Hope it is more like that Peter Jackson film they were working on years ago, and less like Nightfall.

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Meh.

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The actor and the character were good. The rest of the movie and the plot were outright ridiculous. Why would an ex Spartan be working as a marine? How can he have children. The Elite just walks right into a mall and drops a bomb and no one there is like wtf is going on? The ship the harvester guys were using was only small enough for two people but didn't they have horses? The slug monsters have never showed up in any other Master Chief lore so where did they come from and how can they survive in an environment like that when they are only programmed to attack the technology the humans are using, which also begs the question if the covenant had that tech why wasn't it used before? CGI was horrible, during the scene with the jump ship dropping the Elite warrior at the lake, the ship never left a wake in the water nor did it cause any of the trees to move from the propulsion of the ship. Forward unto Dawn is the best Halo movie made to date. That anime release years ago had some good stuff but it also had a lot of garbage too. I can tell you right now no one will buy this unless they are bored and its in the bargain bin. Im a huge Halo fan but this was a pathetic cash grab for the series and I'm kinda ashamed of it.

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This series was SINCERELY a waist of otherwise valuable time. Anyone who is a Halo fan is almost guaranteed to fall asleep on it. If you want good Halo related material to check out, go watch Forward Unto Dawn or Halo Legends.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> This show was great. So much better than Forward Unto Dawn.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> You're joking, right? This show was worse than FUD in every way.


If you knew anything about story, characters and even visual effects, there is no way you could claim this was better than FUD. It's like they were trying to hit a checklist of cliches and items that would scream "C movie".

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> No, it wasn't. FUD didn't have much of a story. Just a show of events for when the covenant attacked and the Master Chief was first show to the public. The Chief was really lame in the movie. They got the voice wrong and just made him sound altogether lame. Characters? What characters?


Nightfall had a great story. Characters were good, though nothing amazing. Nuff said.

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Pretty good show. The special effects could use some work, but Locke is an interesting character to follow. The plot was pretty solid.

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I couldn't even make it to the end of the first episode it was so bad. Why did Microsoft greenlight this piece of junk?

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Does anyone really care? This series was bad. Like BAD bad.

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