halo nightfall

Microsoft has released the first image from Halo: Nightfall, showing off actor Mike Colter as Agent Locke, the lead character in the upcoming live action digital feature that will be released later this fall. Locke will also appear in Halo 5: Guardians, the next all new game in Microsoft's long running sci-fi shooter franchise for the Xbox One game console.

Agent Locke is described as a member of one of the Spartan super soldiers that are so prominent in the Halo series, but apparently he is "troubled by the military industrial complex he inhabits." In a chat with Variety, Colter says that Halo: Nightfall was made to not only please fans of the game series "but it's also designed so newcomers to the franchise, like me, can easily enter the Halo universe, identify with the characters and be entertained by the story being told on screen."

People who will attend the annual San Diego Comic-Con this week will be able to check out a panel devoted to Halo: Nightfall on Thursday, where the first footage from the feature will be shown to the public.

Like Microsoft's last Halo live action venture, Forward Unto Dawn, the new Halo: Nightfall is being shot like a feature film but will later be released online in several chapters on Xbox Live. The full film will be included in copies of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which will offer Xbox One gamers a way to play Halo 1-4 in November before Halo 5: Guardians is released sometime in 2015.

Are you looking forward to seeing Halo: Nightfall this fall?

Update Microsoft's official Halo website has posted some more, and much better, images of Colter as Locke.

halo nightfall

halo nightfall

halo nightfall

Source: Variety