Saturday viewing reminder: Halo Legends episode “The Package” (PT.1) airing on Halo Waypoint today only (Dec/05)

Today and today only, the Halo Waypoint hub on Xbox Live will playing part one of its’ third preview episode of the upcoming Halo Legends release on DVD and Blu-Ray.  Involving some of the biggest names in Japanese  animation, this preview episode entitled “The Package” was produced by Casio Entertainment and director Shinji Aramaki.  Airing dates for part 2 of this episode, the “Origins” episode, and the making of “The Package” and “Origins” have also been listed, but keep note: all airings are for a limited time so make sure you catch each them on their specific airing date starting with today!  Sean C.

Official Release:

Master Chief Takes the Fight to the Covenant in the Third “Halo Legends” Preview Episode, “The Package”

Exclusive preview this Saturday only on Halo Waypoint and Xbox LIVE

The “Halo” universe’s most iconic figure embarks on a harrowing mission in the third preview episode of the epic anime saga, “Halo Legends.” Created by Casio Entertainment and visionary director Shinji Aramaki, part one of “The Package” will be available exclusively on Halo Waypoint for only 24 hours this Saturday, Dec. 5.

The story follows Master Chief and four specially selected Spartans as they launch out on a stealth cruiser into the heart of a massive Covenant fleet in a bid to recover a valuable intelligence asset.

This episode will prove that Spartans are just as adept fighting in zero-G and piloting never-before-seen light attack vehicles as they are on the ground. Once Master Chief locates the target he and the remaining Spartans
blast their way on board, where the action gets hand-to-hand as they fight through an army of Covenant troops in order to recover the most important Human intelligence resource there is.

“The Package” will be previewed in two parts, with the conclusion of the story scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12. Tune in for a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of “The Package” on Saturday, Dec. 19, in which Aramaki and
his team recount their work on “Halo Legends.” A full schedule of upcoming”Halo Legends” 24-hour exclusive previews is below:

Episode (air date): “The Package” Part 1 (Dec. 5, 2009), “The Package” Part2 (Dec. 12, 2009), Making of “The Package” (Dec. 19, 2009), “Origins” Part 1 (Jan. 2, 2010), Making of “Origins” (Jan. 9, 2010), Trailers of upcoming
episodes (Feb. 2, 2010).

For insight into the creative process behind the “Halo Legends” anime films, see the attached for a new Q&A with “Halo” franchise development director Frank O’Connor.

Produced by 343 Industries and created by a group of renowned anime studios, “Halo Legends” will be distributed by Warner Home Video on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital formats on Feb. 16, 2010.

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~ by consolecreatures on December 5, 2009.

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