You can get a glimpse of the upcoming animated adaptation of the Halo: The Fall of Reach novel through a new launch trailer released by Microsoft. The series is included as a part of the Halo 5: Guardians Digital Deluxe, Limited, and Limited Collector's Editions. Those who buy the special Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Xbox One bundle will also have access to it.
The Fall of Reach gives players a good look into the origin stories of Master Chief, Blue Team, and the Spartan program. The trailer features the voices of Dr. Halsey and Master Chief as they give some context into what future viewers can expect to see. You can check out the launch trailer below.
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Halo: The Fall of Reach is told in three connected acts that shows the training the Spartans go through, as well as the early days of the Covenant War. The series is produced and directors by Sequence, the studio behind the terminals in Halo 4 and Halo 2: Anniversary. Halo: The Fall of Reach will be viewable to those with access on October 27 through the Halo Channel.
As someone who has always been interested in the lore surrounding the Halo IP, but has never had the time to delve into the novels, this is looking pretty interesting. There are probably plenty of people in the same boat as me, but I have to wonder how many have one of the special editions of Halo 5 pre-ordered. Either way, this looks really promising and I'm looking forward to watching it all the way through.