“One character has been always looked at as the hero, and the other character has always operated under the radar.”
An upcoming trailer for Halo 5: Guardians leaked earlier today showing off the dynamic between Spartan Locke and Master Chief. Developers from 343 Industries, such as Studio Head Bonnie Ross, provide input on the campaign of Halo 5: Guardians, telling a more human story. “We’ve got this big, galaxy-spanning story…but at the heart of it is the story of these two families and these two things that they want.”
Another developer expands on that idea by mentioning the two teams you will lead. “There’s definitely a human drama at the core of that both with Chief and Blue Team and Locke and Osiris…the mission they’ve been sent on. And how these teams relate to each other as they cross paths.”
Due to the quality of the video, the quotes can not be credited; the information cards detailing the name and position at 343 Industries is far too obscure to read in the 240p video. Clearly, this trailer is less flashy and powerful as we saw Fireteam Osiris leap out and take charge.
And yet, we see enough to know Locke and Master Chief will fight. Locke and his team are on a path to expose and take down the Master Chief. Current Spartan, former ODST Edward Buck, played by actor Nathan Fillion, has a few choice words to Locke in the video: “Every other spartan, every soldier when they hear about this, they’re going to hate us.” 343 Industries wants Halo 5: Guardians to question heroes and intentions more. “We deliberately put ourselves in a world that isn’t black and white. It’s not fully understood that there are simple good guys and simple bad guys.”
Halo 5: Guardians “UnLockes” on the Xbox One on October 27. Until then, would we see a shift in protagonist in further Halo games? Our Justin Carter believes so.