I'm not going to lie, I've spent a long time trying to think of a joke that allows me to reference the fact that Halo is set in the future, and that the pictures above - released to celebrate Halo 5's launch tomorrow - are set in front of the now-rebranded Millennium Dome, which is just about the most futuristic name after Weyland-Yutani and Cillit Bang. I can't, I have failed you.
But let's all look at these pictures, which show some primo Master Chief, Locke and Banshee cosplay, and have had me and Leon discussing how difficult it would be to get a permit to set off massive explosions in the thriving south-east London area.
There's even a grandiose video to go along with them, advertising tonight's Halo launch livestream:
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