Halo 5: Guardians is nearly upon us, and for hardcore fans of the series there will be a soundtrack that you purchase in 4 different versions.
The soundtrack consists of 39 songs that are composed by Kazuma Jinnouchi and the audio team at 343 Industries. Scroll down to see information regarding each of the soundtrack’s 4 versions:
Digital Edition ($15.99): Available through iTunes and Amazon
All pre-orders gain instant access to five tracks: “Halo Canticles,” “Light Is Green,” “Kamchatka,” “The Trials,” and “Osiris Suite, Act 1”
Standard CD/LP ($24.99):
Includes MP3 download card
Clear Vinyl ($24.99 – only available at Hastings)
Limited run of 1,000 copies includes MP3 download card
Limited Edition ($49.99)
Two compact discs
Vinyl double album
Blu-ray with 5.1 Surround-Sound edition soundtrack and cinematic exclusive, “The Sprint – Making Halo 5: Guardians”
Orchestral sheet music of “Jameson Locke” from the recording session at Abby Roads Studios
Digital download card featuring exclusive bonus tracks
Halo 5: Guardians launches exclusively for the Xbox One on October 27th.
Halo 5: Guardians launches later this month, and if you play it within the first week you’ll get a nice little DLC for hopping on board from the start. If you play the game before November 7th you will be able to download the Teishen Raikou armor set for free, which is a nice little bonus for the hardcore fans of the series.
To make matters even better, if you head on over to this website and watch all of the videos you will be given a key to redeem a promotional REQ bundle. These guys are just the epitome of generosity today!
Halo 5: Guardians launches exclusively for the Xbox One on October 27th, 2015.
I’m not always crazy about when actual songs are placed in trailer for video games, with the mixture of Led Zeppelin and Destiny’s The Taken King being a recent one that just didn’t gel for me. I friggin’ love Zeppelin, but the tone of the song and the tone that the game had up to that point were two completely different things.
Now, I’m not saying that Muse’s “Knights of Cydonia” is the perfect match for Halo, but given Halo 5: Guardians’ theme of Master Chief “going rogue” it works pretty damn well. It’s also a heck of a lot better than using a song that Muse has made within the last several years… *shudders*
The trailer itself is action packed and features a heck of a lot of conflict as Chief turns his back on authority to finish what he has to do, and the overall package is pretty sweet. Things are apparently going to be changing a lot with this game, and I just hope that it can keep the series going strong.
Halo 5: Guardians launches exclusively for the Xbox One on September 27th, 2015.
A new animated series covering the events of The Fall of Reach novel is coming soon, and now Microsoft has revealed a trailer for it.
The video isn’t too long, but for those familiar with the story it’s exactly what you would expect. The execution might not be great with lack of good voice acting/writing, but The Fall of Reach storyline is one that many Halo fans consider to be the best that the series has to offer. I haven’t read the book, but the game itself definitely features the most emotionally harrowing story of the entire series.
Halo: The Fall of Reach will be watchable via the Halo channel once Halo 5: Guardians launches on October 27th.
Sure, Halo 5: Guardians may not be out yet, but that hasn’t stopped 343 Industries from already begin writing for it.
This, of course, is to the surprise of nobody as the Halo series is a cash cow and shows no signs of slowing down. The game’s director Frank O’Connor spoke with GamesRadar and said that they have done some “serious planning and even some writing,” for Halo 6.
It’s hard to put too much attention on this yet, as Halo 5: Guardians is just around the corner and marks what could be a big shift for the franchise. If that one pans out as well as it has the potential to, THEN I’ll be interested in what’s next for Halo.
A new multiplayer trailer for Halo 5: Guardians was released during Gamescom, which was very dramatic and talked about how important the original game was and how much things are changing.
With Halo 5: Guardians there will plenty of new things being brought to the table, such as new modes, weapons and mechanics. They’re also really pushing the eSports aspect of the community with this one for whatever reason, announcing a Halo 5 tournament happening later this year.
Check out the new multiplayer trailer for Halo 5: Guardians directly below.
The pre-order market is dirty, and I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that. With every new release we need to hear about 3 different versions of the game that will come with different content that you’ll only get through pre-ordering it. It’s a sucky way to do things, but there are plenty of suckers are out there that buy into it so it keeps happening.
However, 343 Industries is bucking the trend with the release of Halo 5: Guardians. All of the game’s pre-order bonuses will be available to unlock through normal gameplay, so nobody misses out on any of the content. Pre-ordering the game will only mean that you’ll have access to some additional content right out of the box.
This is great news to hear, as it still gives people a reason to pre-order without punishing those who don’t. For those who will be playing the game for the long haul they’ll unlock it naturally, which is something that most core gamers would prefer to do anyway. Nice move, 343.