Watch the Opening Cinematic to Halo 5: Guardians Right Now

The Halo 5: Guardians launch is right around the corner, and we’re excited to unveil the opening cinematic to the game, featuring Fireteam Osiris – the elite team comprised of:

  • Spartan Jameson Locke – Before he was a Spartan, Locke was an ONI Acquisitions Specialist – an expert in tracking, asset recovery, and elimination of high value targets
  • Spartan Olympia Vale – A child prodigy, Vale’s innate skill in languages led to a career as a Navy liaison with the Sangheili post-war
  • Spartan Holly Tanaka – After surviving the glassing of her homeworld, Tanaka joined the Army, looking for a chance to save others from the same fate
  • Spartan Edward Buck – During his service as an ODST, Buck’s personnel profile suggested “if he were any better he’d be a Spartan”


In the cinematic, the group receives UNSC orders to recover a high value target and deploy to take on Covenant and Promethean forces in a fierce action sequence – the start to the most ambitious, robust and epic Halo campaign experience yet.


The cinematic was directed by 343 Industries and created in collaboration with some of the video game industry’s leading creative talent, such as AXIS Animation, Profile Studios and Warner Bros. The full list includes:


  • Director: Brien Goodrich (343 Industries)
  • Animation Director: Steve Dyck (343 Industries)
  • Creative Director: Stuart Aiken (AXIS Animation)
  • Animator: Greg Towner (343 Industries)
  • Producer: Debbie Ross (AXIS Animation) and Connie Kennedy (Profile Studios)
  • VFX: AXIS Animation
  • Audio: Warner Bros. Post Production Services and 343 Industries Audio Team


Halo 5: Guardians is available on Oct. 27 and pre-order and additional information is available

Jim Smale

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