Halo Legends is a new DVD featuring seven stories rendered in CG and traditional animation set in the Halo universe. Halo, of course, is one of the most wildly successful games in videogame history.
Produced by 343 Industries, a part of Microsoft Game Studios, Halo Legends explores the origin and historical events of the Halo universe and its characters. Halo Legends has been created in the same breakthrough format as The Animatrix and Batman Gotham Knight with each individual episode imagined by a cutting-edge, renowned Japanese anime director/animator.
The DVD will be available as a Special Edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray(tm), as well as single disc DVD on 15 February.
Below is a 44-second clip from the episode "The Package," which was animated by Casio Entertainment under the creative supervision of Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) from a script by writer Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop).
"The Package" finds Master Chief and four specially-selected Spartans launched out of a stealth cruiser and into the heart of a giant Covenant fleet in a bid to recover a valuable intelligence asset. The episode is a showcase for the Spartans' impressive fighting capabilities, whether it be hand-to-hand combat, ground assaults, or in zero-G while piloting never-before-seen light attack vehicles.