Agent Locke playable in Halo 5: Guardians
posted on 07.24.14 at 03:45 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Halo: Nightfall to act as Locke's "superhero origin story."

Halo: Nightfall

Agent Locke, the star of Halo: Nightfall, Ridley Scott’s new Halo digital feature, will be a playable character in Halo 5: Guardians, 343 Industries announced at a San Diego Comic-Con panel today.

Nightfall will act as Jameson Locke’s origin story, which leads into his role in Halo 5. It is set on a broken piece of the Halo ring from Halo: Combat Evolve, and sees Locke become a Spartan. 343 Industries franchise development director Frank O’Connor describes his story as “a superhero origin story” more closely integrated into Halo 5 than Forward Unto Dawn was with Halo 4.

Get a first look at Halo: Nightfall below.

Thanks, IGN.

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  • Himiko

    Neat. I hope we see the Arbiter in Nightfall and not just Halo 5 with that E3 Trailer tease of him.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I figured as much. Hopefully he’s actually interesting, else that’d be a real drag. His background certainly sounds cool, so far.

  • Six

    Eh… I’ve got mixed feelings about him being a Spartan. Since he is an ONI operative, I was hoping he’d be more stealth-based and tactical.

    I mean, he still might be, but it would be neat to play as a normal human soldier opposite Master Chief.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Well, he did have Spartan armor in the E3 trailer, unless I’m not recalling there being humans with armor like that in the Halo universe.

      • Six

        The armor worn by ODSTs looks pretty similar to that of Spartans, so I figured it was some kind of ONI-issued stuff. :P

        • Solomon_Kano

          Hm. He did have an ODST looking helmet.

    • BossTuff

      I think he’s going to be a Spartan in the end, but maybe the armor is designed for more tactical operations anyway? It seems much more flexible than Chief’s armor, and sort of has the feeling that it could cloak, at least based on appearances.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Now that I’ve seen the trailer, it actually looks even higher quality than Forward Unto Dawn. Nice.

    • Six

      Those space monks at the end. Unf.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Man. I can’t wait to see how the actual series comes together now…

      • Budgiecat

        dunno. I’m not Halo

  • Budgiecat
  • Hidayat246

    I see
    just like snake/lion/chris/aya brea, master chief also become old in future halo installments
    so is save to say Locke is master chief successor