343 Industries has released some impressive-looking campaign gameplay footage from Halo 5: Guardians as well as a cinematic first look at its story.

We get to see over 4-minutes of new gameplay footage of Halo 5: Guardians' campaign mode. Despite not being able to do the series' staple split-screen gameplay during its main story mode (which remain some of my fondest memories with the series: beating Halo titles on Legendary with a friend next to me), you'll be able to get three other online players join you during your campaign. Whether you're playing Master Chief with the infamous Blue Team or Agent Locke with Fireteam Osiris, up to four players will be working together during Halo 5: Guardians' much bigger story mode engagements with Convenant and Forerunner forces. Due to the capabilities of the Xbox One, battlefields are larger and there are many more enemies to fight at once. Luckily, you have an entire group of super soldiers at your disposal. Even if you're playing solo, you'll have access to a variety of commands you can issue to Fireteam Osiris or Blue Team. If you want them to focus on an Elite soldier so you can pick off Grunts, feel free. Want someone on a turret while you flank the enemies hiding from it? Give the order.

Here's what 343 Industries Campaign Lead Engineer Josh Lindquist said about the group-oriented combat of Halo 5: Guardians story mode campaign:

Building an epic Halo campaign takes the combined talents of our entire team, working in concert together. The campaign for Halo 5: Guardians is the culmination of years of combined effort, including technical investment, carefully crafted storytelling, meticulously balanced gameplay and mechanics. It is a showcase for our passion and love for Halo, and a realization of the shared creative vision that we set forth to achieve. With everything in place and launch just a few short weeks away, we’ve all had the opportunity to take a step back and enjoy the game as Halo fans.

Halo 5: Guardians will launch on Oct. 27 exclusively for Xbox One.

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