With less than four month until the release of The Master Chief Collection, and Halo: Nightfall along with it, 343 decided to give those present at this week’s San Diego Comic Con (and us too, thankfully) a first-look at the origins of Agent Locke, who will be portrayed by Mike Colter in the mini-series as well as in Halo 5: Guardians. According to Xbox Wire, Agent Locke will play a significant role in the upcoming Halo title:
Taking place between the events of Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, Halo:Nightfall follows the origin story of legendary manhunter Jameson Locke (Mike Colter) and his team as they are caught in a horrific terrorist attack while investigating terrorist activity on the distant colony world of Sedra. Led by Locke, the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) agents are forced to coordinate with a Sedran commander with a remarkable history and deep-rooted mistrust of ONI. As the plot unravels, they’re drawn to an ancient, hellish artifact where they’re forced to fight for their survival, question everything, and ultimately choose between their loyalties and their lives. Agent Locke is a new character in the Halo universe poised to play a major role in Halo 5: Guardians releasing on Xbox One in 2015.
There’s no doubt that Microsoft and 343 are going all out for Halo: Nightfall and Halo 5: Guardians, bringing in Hollywood legends like Ridley Scott and Mike Colter only spells good things for the future of Halo. It’s going to be a looooong 2015…
How do you feel about Agent Locke? Are you glad to see a new strong support character for Chief to interact with, whether it’s as a friend or for? Let us know in the comments!