Brace Yourselves for a Clash of the Elites in the Second "Halo Legends" Preview Episode, "The Duel"

Nov 20th 2009

Fans around the world received an exclusive introduction to the “Halo” anime series with the first episode, “The Babysitter” on Nov. 7 – now 343 Industries is giving fans even more. The “Halo Legends” saga continues with a duel for redemption. Available only for 24 hours, the second installment in the series, “The Duel,” hits Halo Waypoint this Saturday, Nov. 21. Tune in to Halo Waypoint via XBox Live to watch the full-episode preview of “The Duel,” and check back for all upcoming “Halo Legends” programming.

“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. This ancient Arbiter must fight his way through ever-growing groups of former allies (Grunts, Elites, Hunters and more) until he finally stands face-to-face with the Elite who betrayed him.

The episode will explore the fictional depths of the “Halo” universe, giving fans a rare glimpse at the history from the point of view of their second-favorite protagonist in the “Halo” franchise. Stylistically, the episode introduces “Halo Legends” to the classic water color anime style, allowing the artists at Production I.G to venture on an original path to tell the captivating “Halo” lore.

As a reminder, this week's 24-hour streaming episode is the final chance for XBox Live Silver members to access Halo Waypoint and see the exclusive previews before the service becomes a Gold-only experience. Starting Nov. 27, 2009 Halo Waypoint will be available to XBox Live Gold members exclusively.

Below is a broadcast schedule of upcoming “Halo Legends” live-streaming events, including new episode previews and behind-the-scenes “making of” specials. Exclusive previews of Halo Legends are sponsored by the U.S. Air Force.

Episode and 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

Set to be distributed in early February 2010 by Warner Home Video on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats, the rich anthology of anime short films is written and created by an array of renowned anime studios and produced by 343 Industries. “Halo Legends” is a seven-story anthology – told across eight spectacular episodes – that explores the origin and historical events of the “Halo” universe and its intriguing characters.

For updates on the Halo Legends previews, visit http://halolegends.com. For details about the full anthology, visit http://www.halolegendsdvd.com.

Follow the “Halo” franchise via social media: Halo Waypoint Twitter @HaloWaypoint; Halo Waypoint Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/HaloWaypoint.


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