First Trailer for Halo: Nightfall

Today at the San Diego Comic-Con, Microsoft released the first trailer for their new digital series Halo: Nightfall. Take a look!

The show takes place between the events of Halo 4 and the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians, and will focus on a new soldier, Agent Jameson Locke. Viewers will get to witness his origins, and see the events that will lead into the story campaign of Halo 5. There will also be live-action versions of familiar Halo weapons, locations, and vehicles, which should be pretty cool.

Halo: Nightfall introduces a pivotal new character, Jameson Locke, a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Earth’s most powerful and secretive military branch. When he and his team are caught in a horrific biological attack, they unravel a plot that draws them to an ancient, hellish artifact, where they will be forced to fight for their survival, question everything, and ultimately choose between their loyalties and their lives.

Nightfall is being produced by Ridley Scott, and is directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, who’s helmed episodes of Heroes, Falling Skies, and Under the Dome. It will premiere this fall on a variety of digital platforms, and will also be available with the Halo: Master Chief Collection that launches on November 11. The show was one of the first big projects from Xbox Entertainment Studios, the Microsoft subsidiary responsible for creating original film and television content, but they were recently shut down as part of the 18,000 layoffs at the company.