Halo 5 Suits Up For October 27 Launch On Xbox One, Blockbuster Sales Likely To Follow

One of the most popular gaming franchises of all time is getting an eighth title (sixth main installment) this fall. We're talking about Halo 5: Guardians, which will release on October 27, 2015, and take its place in history as Master Chief's first native Xbox One appearance, Microsoft announced in a Twitter post under its Xbox handle.

In anticipation of the release, Microsoft ran a couple of advertisements that aired during the season finale of The Walking Dead last night. Microsoft also posted the same trailers on YouTube. In the first one, you see Agent Locke make his way through a decimated city that's been reduced to piles of rocks and smoke. About the only thing left standing is a statue of Master Chief.

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Locke appears to talking to the statue as he walks towards it, though as he gets closer and the camera zooms in, we see Master Chief on the ground leaning against the base, with a fresh hole in his shoulder. Locke gives him the third degree, blaming him for the city's demise.

"All hail the conquering hero," Locke says sarcastically as he points his weapon at Master Chief. "The one who was supposed to save us all! But now I must save us...from you!"

It's a chilling ad, though are things as they seem? In the second commercial/video that aired later on, the scene is again played out, only this time from Master Chief's perspective. Locke is now the one slumped against the statue and wounded in the shoulder.

"You've completed your mission, Spartan Locke," Master Chief says just before aiming his weapon. "Mine is just beginning."

It's another dramatic scene, and between the two, Halo fans have plenty to talk and speculate about between now and the game's release in late October.