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Halo Legends Episode 2 Available on XBox Live

posted on 2009-11-21 17:31 EST
Today Only. Other episode to come.

The second episode of the Japanese-animated Halo Legends anthology has been made available on Halo Waypoint via XBox Live today only. Episode 2, “The Duel” takes place thousands of years in the past at the dawn of the Covenant. The story follows a shamed Elite who defies his role as an Arbiter to take a path of revenge against those that stole the only thing that mattered to him.

The first episode, “The Babysitter,” was similarly promoted for one day on November 7.

Below is a broadcast schedule of upcoming “Halo Legends” live-streaming events, including new episode previews and behind-the-scenes “making of” specials.

Episode / Airing Date (24-hour)
“The Duel” Nov. 21, 2009
Making of “The Duel” Nov. 28, 2009
"The Package” Part 1 Dec. 5, 2009
“The Package” Part 2 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

Seraphim Studios, the company formed from the assets of A.D. Vision's Amusement Park Media dubbing outfit, is producing the English-language soundtrack for the Japanese-animated Halo Legends. ADV Films founder John Ledford is serving as an executive producer for the English soundtrack. Before the assets of ADV Films were split up earlier this year, the company worked with Warner Home Video on the English dubbing of another high-profile Japanese-animated science-fiction title, Appleseed: Ex Machina.

The BONES, Casio Entertainment, Production I.G, Studio 4°C, and Toei Animation anime studios are animating these side stories about the war between humans and the alien Covenant. The staff includes creative supervisors Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell); directors Aramaki (Appleseed), Hideki Futamura (The Animatrix), Daisuke Nishio (Dragon Ball Z), Hiroshi Yamazaki (Karas), Toshiyuki Kanno (Black Lagoon), Koichi Mashimo (Blade of the Immortal) and Koji Sawai (Patlabor); directors/action designers Tomoki Kyoda (Eureka Seven, Evangelion 1.0) and Yasushi Muraki (Macross Plus, Vampire Hunter D); and writer Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop).

Microsoft Game Studios previewed the anthology at Comic-Con International in July and again on the Spike TV network in September.

Warner Home Video will ship the North American DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases on February 9, 2010.

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