U.S. Premiere of "Halo Legends" to be Held February 10 in San Francisco

Feb 5th 2010

Media Invited to Exclusive Screening of Episodic Film based on Popular Video Game Franchise; Limited Free Tickets Available to Fans

Halo® Legends, an all-new, CG and traditional anime PG-13 experience that presents enthralling new stories from one of the world's most popular video game franchises, receives its United States “big screen” Premiere on Wednesday, February 10 in San Francisco for media and a select group of lucky fans.

Presented by IGN, in conjunction with Warner Home Video and Microsoft Game Studios, the Halo Legends premiere will take place at the AMC Metreon (101 4th Street, San Francisco) with media interview availability starting at 6:30 p.m. and film screening at 8:00 p.m.

Media wishing to attend the premiere must send an email to WHVRSVP (at hotmail.com).

A limited number of free tickets are available for the general public. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the event should RSVP via email to halolegends (at ign.com). Tickets will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis.

Halo franchise development director Frank O'Connor will be available for media interviews from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and will also discuss the film in an informal, in-theatre Q&A following the screening.

Halo Legends is an all-new, CG and traditional anime PG-13 experience that presents enthralling new stories from one of the world's most popular video game franchises. The seven-story anthology explores the origin and historical events of the Halo universe and its intriguing characters. The individual episodes fall within Halo's 26th Century mythology as the battle between humanity and aliens rages on in an attempt to protect Earth and mankind's expansive number of space colonies.

Produced by 343 Industries, a part of Microsoft Game Studios, 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, including Shinji Aramaki, Mamoru Oshii, Hideki Futamura, Tomoki Kyoda and Yasushi Muraki. The stories are inspired and produced by the creative minds of 343 Industries, including Halo franchise development director Frank O'Connor and managing editor Kevin Grace.

Warner Home Video will distribute Halo Legends on February 16, 2010 as a Special Edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray™ as well as On Demand and Digital Download.


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