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Master Chief Collection and Nightfall to Reveal More on Agent Locke

Posted by Anthony Cadogan

Get Ready to Locke and Load

It was revealed in issue 114 of OXM UK that we will learn some of Agent Locke's backstory in Xbox One exclusive Halo:The Master Chief Collection which is arriving on November 11th this year. For those that don't know, Agent Locke is the mysterious Spartan who The Arbiter was speaking to in the collection trailer. Developer 343 Industries said they created him because - by their own admission - they have had problems with killing off Halo's supporting characters.

In the recent "Terminal Trailer", it has been confirmed that he is also known as Lt. Commander Jameson Locke.

At Pure Xbox, we think think that the collection should be an incredible package and full of value. We also think it should be a great entry point for anyone who hasn't experienced Halo in any form previously and also a good deal for long-time fans of the series.

The package includes HD remixes of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4. 45 campaigns and over 100 multiplayer and Spartan Ops maps are in the bundle too, as well as the new Halo: Nightfall live action series.

The way it seems 343 Industries is tying the collection in to Halo 5: Guardians is that after the ending of Halo 4 (and Spartan Operations), Spartan 117, John "The Master Chief's" whereabouts are completely unknown and it seems that Agent Locke has to re-trace the Chief's footsteps because he is humanity's best hope against the unknown oncoming threat.

We now know why The Arbiter is addressing Agent Locke in the reveal trailer, as The Arbiter is going to act as a mentor, as Agent Locke "starts a journey of self-discovery." Locke is also rumoured to be displeased with the UNSC (United Nations Space Command) and ONI's (Office of Naval Intelligence) High Command.

We will find out about him in the Prologue and Epilogue of the collection but we will discover a great deal more about who Agent Locke is and just exactly what makes him tick, in the Nightfall live-action series.

On the official Halo site, the series is described as follows:-

A strange and treacherous world exposes elite UNSC operatives to a much deeper danger in this live action series from 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions. Executive-produced by Ridley Scott, Scott Free TV President David Zucker, and directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan. Halo:Nightfall is an exciting new story for Halo fans and fresh audiences alike.

Players will get access to 5 or more episodes of the digital only series Halo:Nighfall through the Master Chief Collection. Each episode shall be 90 minutes long and will apparently really delve in to the backstory of Locke. They are planned to be released on a weekly basis up to the release of the Halo 5:Guardians Multiplayer Beta which is scheduled to begin on December 27th and end on January 15th.

Here at Pure Xbox we are very excited for this. Are you ready to re-trace John's footsteps and collect some information on Agent Locke this November?

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User Comments (3)

kensredemption

#1

kensredemption said:

Hmm...Probably a good thing they're releasing this compilation if they're including Nightfall. The canon in the Halo universe has been becoming increasingly inconsistent, so it's nice to have something that'll tie it all together.

Gamer83

#2

Gamer83 said:

I'm really hoping I can put the money together to get X1 and this collection by the end of the year. Everything I hear about this makes it seem better and better.

ThreadShadow

#3

ThreadShadow said:

Wow! I almost read that as Halo 2 Anniversary coming to Xbox 360 with System Link co-op, but unfortunately, I didn't. Now I'm sad. : (

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