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Madness

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I said it many times before they might go the Palmer/Chief half story route, just the way they hyped her so much, making her be at the forefront of Spartan Ops and all those stories and comics.

It could also be Cortana who takes over a Spartan suit or something and fights against/alongside Chief? Sort of like the SA-X in Metro Fusion?
 

Madness

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Looks like Ntkrnl was right as well and that H2A is definitely happening this year now. Because MS has already said your next Halo experience happens in 2014, and CBoaT was on the money with his "Guardians" image.
 

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Halo 5 Guardian

Have fun reading this.

Wow, such an inspired, original piece of artwork. Glad to see a return the kind of uniqueness that once set Halo apart from every other shooter.

 

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What if they pull an MGS2 and Chief is just bait for a Raiden/Palmer switcheroo?

Chief goes rogue after mission 1 and in mission 2 you take control of Palmer and QTE the Chief to death. In future lore rogue Chief is remembered as the Hitler to Halsey's Mengele and 343 fulfil their Lightning desires and release a Palmer trilogy.
 

Woorloog

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Isn't it that same desert place Chief was walking in the trailer? I just want to know why call it Halo 5: Guardians instead of Halo: Guardians.

I suspect it is the same desert. Also i suspect it is the Ark as someone has noted that Halo Xbox One Trailer desert looked quite a lot like the desert on the mission The Ark in Halo 3.

EDIT, wait Cboat made a guess about Halo Guardians? When?
 

Poker Face

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Top spartan has the ONI image on their armour

Hopefully that rules out Palmer because I really really don't want to player as her
 

Madness

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A game that will incorporate the things we learned from “Halo 4” about technology, aesthetics, performance and scale – and perhaps more importantly, understanding and embracing a community of gamers who love what lies at the heart of this game

Depends on what community Bonnie talking about embracing. Also, I wonder why Frankie was quoting The Cider House Rules earlier. Either way, I don't want to get my hopes up. But a 3 year dev cycle with the new hardware, this could be such a huge leap forward for Halo.
 

Woorloog

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I just get that rogue vibe again, with whomever is up on top going after chief to 'bring him back.'

I'd be interesting if they re-branded Kelly or Linda and sent them because they knew of the connection they had. Definitely a female, hedge your bets against Palmer. :/

The Spartan works for ONI, doesn't have dual pistols, doesn't have Scout armor, and is badly received and 343i knows this. I doubt it is Palmer, and i really, really hope it isn't.
I also don't think it will be Naomi or any known Spartan, it will be someone new. Probably.

Perhaps... now this is just a wild guess and not really serious but how about Veronica Dare as Spartan IV?
 
The Spartan works for ONI, doesn't have dual pistols, doesn't have Scout armor, and is badly received and 343i knows this. I doubt it is Palmer, and i really, really hope it isn't.
I also don't think it will be Naomi or any known Spartan, it will be someone new. Probably.

Perhaps... now this is just a wild guess and not really serious but how about Veronica Dare as Spartan IV?

Well, things being poorly received from GAF have always gone over the way we've wanted them to, right?

So unless they didn't con Kelly or Linda or someone to help out ONI, it's either Palmer, someone entirely new -- or hell, maybe this is some robo-cortana imprint based off of Halsey. Dat blue...
 

Madness

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What if that top Spartan is Chief? I mean we already know his armor is old and broken up. What if that is his new armor? Coupled with Cortana back with him for the blue in the visor? Though the top Spartan does fit a more feminine form. I want to think it's Cortana. Somehow she put herself inside a Spartan IV suit. Or Halsey learned she died and created another one to get revenge on ONI/Palmer.
 

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Can't say for sure that that is a city or just creative rocks.

The fact the cover is depicting a reflection says to me that this other character is probably more an indication of player choice than anything else.

edit: or this...

What if that top Spartan is Chief? I mean we already know his armor is old and broken up. What if that is his new armor? Coupled with Cortana back with him for the blue in the visor? Though the top Spartan does fit a more feminine form. I want to think it's Cortana. Somehow she put herself inside a Spartan IV suit. Or Halsey learned she died and created another one to get revenge on ONI/Palmer.
 
What if that top Spartan is Chief? I mean we already know his armor is old and broken up. What if that is his new armor? Coupled with Cortana back with him for the blue in the visor? Though the top Spartan does fit a more feminine form. I want to think it's Cortana. Somehow she put herself inside a Spartan IV suit. Or Halsey learned she died and created another one to get revenge on ONI/Palmer.

Don't forget about the reveal trailer which was clearly chief in his signature armor so I highly doubt he's switching out of what he's had since Halo 4. It seems they intended that redesign to reflect a lot of work put into his refreshed identity.
 

monome

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it's woman on top...

Palmer chasing the Chief?

and guardians? really? Like Bungie has not announced there game revolves around Guardians? sure it's a common name but...dammit Chloé hurry up with creativity.

#toofargone
#panicmode
#RIPmantle
 

SHIFTYkiwi

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The top Spartan might be the "replacement" for Chief that was spoken about in the interrogation with Halsey during the opening CGI scene during halo 4. Either that or Cortana always liked it on top...
 

monome

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Guardians alone is a weak subtitle i think. Something like "Guardians of the Mantle" would be better.

True. "Guardians of the Humankind"? Or... i don't know, "of the UNSC"?

ONI Biatch vs UNSC Emo

That reveal is beyond terrible.

and with the TV thing etc...I'm never gonna get a slight reboot or renunciation to their current take on Halo.

fuck me...what happened? 343i is the #1 studio at telling me what I want to hear then fuck it up in some slight devious ways.
Poncho Chief, and now Black Widow Spartan. Guardians? what about Spartans...when you have two Spartans on you cover...
Call it Guardians when the Chief has ascended or the Mantle is a common pop thing among gamers.

Destiny Guardians have space magic, medieval inspiration etc...they are guardians of the remnants of Humanity vs the Universe. it makes sense. tho it's not well crafted litterature.

Also, I loved how the press release was crafted : new engine "feels" like Halo. I get it. thanks.
 

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The problem is that there's a number and a subtitle. "Halo 5" would sound fine, so would "Halo: Guardians." Having both makes me think of Halo 3: Recon or something.

Unless that's the point, and there's gonna be a Ground Zeroes type thing happening.
 
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it's woman on top...

Palmer chasing the Chief?

and guardians? really? Like Bungie has not announced there game revolves around Guardians? sure it's a common name but...dammit Chloé hurry up with creativity.

#toofargone
#panicmode
#RIPmantle

Guardians have been part of Halo lore since Halo 3. Bungie's fault for reusing the name.
 

Woorloog

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The problem is that there's a number and a subtitle. "Halo 5" would sound fine, so would "Halo: Guardians." Having both makes me think of Halo 3: Recon or something.

Yep. Though even "Halo: Guardians" is kind of lame IMO, but at least it is better than "Halo 5: Guardians".
 

monome

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The problem is that there's a number and a subtitle. "Halo 5" would sound fine, so would "Halo: Guardians." Having both makes me think of Halo 3: Recon or something.

Unless that's the point, and there's gonna be a Ground Zeroes type thing happening.

I think it's what happens when 30 people try to combine the marketing of Star Wars and Call of Duty...

Guardians have been part of Halo lore since Halo 3. Bungie's fault for reusing the name.

Guardians of the Mantle!!! yes. not Guardians. without the Mantle, guardians has no place when you have stories about Spartans. and bungie strayed far away from Spartan whereas it's a common thing too when talking about soldiers.
And when has the baton between Forerunners and Humans passed? do you think many people will get "it" after Halo 4 story handling?

no...you will need to read a carefull crafted book that will impy but not tell too much etc...

and what is the Mantle? it's dead "thing" as of now. So implying it's existence with the subtitle while featuring Spartans...is not great.

So far the Guardians of The Mantle are the Forerunners. The rest is just implied. and the Mantle having not manifested yet to any human...

If you feel happy about the reveal, I'm very fine with it. I'd like to be you right now.
 

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Can someone make the Halo OT thread now, or do we still have to wait till after E3? Might as well since we got something else to talk about, and this is the Halo 4 thread.
 

monome

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Can someone make the Halo OT thread now, or do we still have to wait till after E3? Might as well since we got something else to talk about, and this is the Halo 4 thread.

Halo OT : Guardians of the Destiny Galaxy, or the Mantle...or something COD/Star Wars...or Guardians of the X1 in distress.
 

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I like that art, Shame chief hasn't had any changes to his suit. New spartan? looks great first thought was Cortana. Hopefully we will get H2 style split story playing as both. They could even redeem Palmer that way it it was her.

Truth be told I don't hate palmer.

Interested in the series too, any actual info on that?