Halo 5: Guardians Cover Art Revealed
Agent Locke and Master Chief face off in the cover art for Halo 5: Guardians, which introduces some entirely new Spartans as well.
As we get closer and closer to Xbox's huge E3 2015 presentation and the inevitable October release of Halo 5: Guardians, 343 Industries has finally released the cover art for the game, offering two very unique perspectives as to what's happening. Revealed on the Xbox Wire, this cover art features Spartan Locke and Spartan John-117 facing off. In the background, a skyscraper-sized Forerunner figure can be seen. It is likely that the Didact's digital self has arrived on Earth with plenty of Forerunner forces in tow, despite Chief destroying his physical body in the last game. We see the charred remains of a human city, and we're guessing a lot of people will be blaming Master Chief for the Forerunner's arrival.
More importantly, beneath Chief and Locke's respective sides in the trailer are two different Spartan teams. At the end of Halo 4, Master Chief was found by an UNSC rescue team and reunited with Captain Lasky, so it's obvious that Chief has his own forces who are loyal to his cause. We're guessing that there will be a rival team under Locke's command hunting down Master Chief.
Call us skeptical, but isn't video game cover art supposed to be more portrait oriented as opposed to a landscape layout? Even if you were to fold the picture in half like your regular piece of box art, we can tell there will need to be some edits and changes made to the picture to efficiently fit all of that into your standard game cover insert.
Halo 5: Guardians will launch exclusively for Xbox One on Oct. 27.