New Halo 5 Trailer Highlights Spartan Locke GameStop Pre-Order Bonus

Reserve the Xbox One game at GameStop and receive the Spartan Locke Armor Set for multiplayer on day one.

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[UPDATE] GameStop has published an extended cut of the original Spartan Locke trailer. We've added that above.

The original story is below.

Microsoft and GameStop today released a new Halo 5: Guardians trailer that shows off the Spartan Locke Armor Set, which will be available only at GameStop to people who pre-order the upcoming Xbox One title.

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The pre-order offer is valid at all GameStop stores in the United States. The Spartan Locke "HUNTER-Class" armor will be available to use in the game's multiplayer mode from day one.

Here's a breakdown of the content, courtesy of Microsoft.

  • HUNTER-Class Armor: Sophisticated and lethal, HUNTER-class armor incorporates Watershed Division's latest warfighting technology.
  • HUNTER-Class Helmet: Though still considered a prototype implementation, the HUNTER's sensor suite enhances situational and threat awareness.

Halo 5 launches October 27 exclusively for Xbox One. GameStop is also offering a special Halo 5 poster to anyone who preorders with them. Retailer-specific pre-order bonuses for other stores have not been announced yet.

Spartan Locke is described as "the UNSC's elite manhunter," and in the Halo 5 campaign is seeking out Master Chief. Locke is even a playable character in Halo 5, though you'll also get to play as Chief, of course.

The nature of the Locke/Chief relationship remains unclear, though it certainly sounds interesting. Mike Colter, who played Locke in Ridley Scott's live-action Halo: Nightfall, mentioned previously that he "can't confirm whether he's a friend or foe of Master Chief," but he also offered up some more clues about that relationship. Locke is on a manhunt for Master Chief, however, "...you won't know what the purpose of finding Master Chief is [right away]. Or what will happen if we do find him, what condition he will be in, and where he's at mentally. But I'm sure that'll be a plot twist in Halo 5."

Addressing Halo 5 overall, Microsoft said today that the new Xbox One shooter is a major leap forward for the franchise. "Featuring new and classic weapons, a host of brand-new Spartan abilities that completely transform the way you engage enemies, and more, Halo 5: Guardians marks the greatest evolution in franchise history," it said.

For more on Halo 5, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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