HaloFest 2014 Announced — Halo 5 Beta, Halo: Nightfall Premieres; More Details

Enlist Now for the HaloFest Livestream, November 8-11

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On Nov. 11, the next step in the Halo journey begins with the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo: Nightfall. In the days prior, Microsoft and 343 Industries invite fans to join the celebration as they broadcast special sneak peeks, interviews and exclusive gameplay to the world on Xbox Live, Xbox.com and Twitch – including the first look at the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta and the world premiere of the first episode of Halo: Nightfall.

/// HaloFest: A Celebration Fit for a Spartan

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is Microsoft x 343 Industries’ tribute to longtime fans, the culmination of more than 13 years of storytelling, adventure and gameplay. For the first HaloFest, 343 built a living museum of Halo history, but this time, the history is encapsulated in its purest form, the Master Chief’s epic saga. So this year, in celebration of those memories and the future that lies ahead, Halo will take over the Avalon Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 10, the day before Halo: The Master Chief Collection arrives worldwide.

Fans all over the world are invited to join the festivities via a live broadcast on Xbox Live, Xbox.com and Twitch, beginning at 8 p.m. PT. Tune in to the HaloFest Livestream to see:

• First look at Halo 5: Guardians. Fans will have a chance to experience the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta before its release on Dec. 29. An exhibition match between eSports pros will provide a first glimpse at the future of Halo multiplayer gameplay.

• World premiere of Halo: Nightfall. The evolution of Halo storytelling continues with the debut of Halo: Nightfall. Watch the first episode of this original live-action digital series, which introduces Agent Locke – a pivotal new character in Halo 5: Guardians. Halo: Nightfall is the result of an unprecedented collaboration with industry talents like Ridley Scott and Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, who worked hand-in-hand with 343 Industries to raise the bar for live-action storytelling in the Halo universe.

• Interviews with 343 Industries and more. Hear from Head of 343 Industries Bonnie Ross, Franchise Development Director Frank O’Connor, Executive Producer Dan Ayoub, Executive Producer Josh Holmes and others as they talk about the past, present and future of the Halo universe. Additionally, get the latest details on Halo: Nightfall directly from 343 Executive Producer Kiki Wolfkill, the cast and production team, and hear from celebrity Halo fans walking the green carpet at the Avalon Theatre.

• The global Halo Tournament. On Nov. 8-9, the Halo: The Master Chief Collection Launch Invitational, presented by ESL, will feature 32 of the biggest names in eSports going toe-to-toe in Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer for $50,000 in prizes and the chance to be the first to play the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta. The competition will take place at ESL’s Southern California headquarters, and all coverage will be streamed at Twitch.tv/Halo on Nov. 8-9, with additional highlights airing during the HaloFest live broadcast on Nov. 10.

/// Halo: Nightfall Trailer Debuts Today

Can’t wait for HaloFest? Check out the new Halo: Nightfall trailer above for a sneak peek at the live-action series. Led by world class talent, including executive producer Ridley Scott, Scott Free TV President David Zucker, and award-winning director Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Halo: Nightfall will take full advantage of Xbox One’s rich interactivity, connecting the games and the series in innovative new ways.

The next chapter in your Halo journey begins soon, and you can get ready by pre-ordering and pre-downloading Halo: The Master Chief Collection today. Be sure to tune in, beginning with the tournament on Nov. 8-9, followed by the HaloFest broadcast at 8 p.m. PT on Nov. 10! Enlist today.

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