Master Chief is in London for the Halo 5: Guardians launch

As you can see, he's keeping it pretty low key

JEFF MOORE 25/10/2015 "THIS PICTURE IS FREE FOR EDITORIAL USE" HaloÕs iconic lead character, The Master Chief, landed with a bang by The O2 this morning, to mark the launch of Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One on Oct. 27 For more Information please contact amy.ellison@edelman.com Xbox OneÕs ÒHalo 5: GuardiansÓ Launches with a Bang LONDON Ð October 26, 2015: To mark the UK launch of ÒHalo 5: GuardiansÓ Ð one of the most anticipated blockbuster games of 2015 Ð the gameÕs iconic lead character, the Master Chief, has landed in London with all the fanfare befitting the arrival of a sci-fi legend. A series of explosions were seen and heard close to the O2 Music Arena in London before a replica space ship from the game, a Covenant Banshee, was revealed along with the Master Chief and Spartan Locke, the latest character to join the epic franchise. Continuing the celebrations, tonight will see ÔHaloÕ fans come together for the London launch event of ÔHalo 5: GuardiansÕ. Taking place at the Camden Roundhouse, the evening will include a two-and-a-half-hour gaming livestream of ÒHalo 5: GuardiansÓ, featuring: a tournament between the UKÕs biggest gaming YouTubers and fans; a live in-game walk-through from 343 IndustriesÕ Franchise Development Director, Frank OÕConnor; along with giveaways, appearances from special guests and more. The UK event will entertain fans ahead of ÒHalo 5: Live,Ó a six-hour live broadcast, kicking off from 10pm GMT, that will connect millions of viewers around the world, allowing them to watch, comment and virtually participate in multiple launch celebrations held in key international cities. The six-hour broadcast will feature exclusive gameplay reveals, celebrity appearances and live interviews with the 343 Industries development team. Additional ÒHalo 5: LiveÓ details can be found at https://www.xbox.com/Halo5Live. The ÔHaloÕ franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that has transcended video games and grown into a global entertainment phenomenon, worth $4.5 billion in worldwide sales to date. More than 65 million copies of ÔHaloÕ games have been sold worldwide. Exclusive to Xbox One, ÔHalo 5: GuardiansÕ launches worldwide on 27th October. For all the latest information surrounding ÔHalo 5: GuardiansÕ please visit Xbox Wire -ENDS- Press only: For more information related to this announcement, check out Xbox Wire. For Xbox media enquiries, please contact: Charlotte Cook / 020 3047 22329 / charlotte.cook@edelman.com You can follow us on Twitter at @XboxUK, on Facebook at facebook.com/xboxuk and on YouTube at youtube.com/xboxuk

To mark the UK launch of Halo 5: Guardians, the game’s star, Master Chief, has decided to make his presence known in London.

A series of explosions were seen and heard close to the O2 Music Arena in London and photos released by Microsoft show Master Chief and a new character in the series, Spartan Locke, in pursuit of him (actually, Spartan Locke looks like a bit of a spare part in the above image, but we’re sure the chase is on). Neither of them look especially bothered by the explosions, of course; they’re much too cool for that.

Celebrations are continuing tonight as the game’s London launch event will see fans come together at the Camden Roundhouse for a two and a half hour livestream of the game. The livestream will feature a tournament between the UK’s biggest gaming YouTube stars and fans; a live in-game walk-through from the game’s developers; as well as giveaways, special guest appearances, and more. If you want to be part of this you can tune into the event live from 7.30pm here.

This event will hopefully tide UK fans over until “Halo 5: Live,” a six-hour live broadcast, starting at 10pm GMT, that will connect millions of viewers around the world, allowing them to watch, comment and virtually participate in multiple launch celebrations held in key international cities. The six-hour broadcast will feature exclusive gameplay reveals, celebrity appearances and live interviews with the 343 Industries development team. You can find out more about the event here.

It all seems like an awful lot of fanfare, but considering The Halo franchise is worth $4.5 billion in worldwide sales and has sold more than 65 million copies to date, it’s safe to say the newest game is kind of a big deal.

An Xbox exclusive, Halo 5: Guardians will be released worldwide on October 27th.


Main Image via Microsoft

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