Halo Waypoint has launched today on Xbox Live and will host full episodes of Halo Legends starting on Saturday 7th November.
Halo Waypoint, the new virtual home for all things â€œHalo,â€ launches today on Xbox LIVE, and will be the exclusive destination for full-episode previews of â€œHalo Legendsâ€ beginning Saturday, Nov. 7. Available for â€œHaloâ€ fans worldwide following a successful preview period, Halo Waypoint brings all the richness of the â€œHaloâ€ universe together in one place. Halo Waypoint features daily updates of fresh, exciting content such as developer interviews, trailers and screenshots, exclusive video footage, community activities and the latest â€œHaloâ€ news.
In addition, Halo Waypoint includes an innovative career system that tracks playersâ€™ accomplishments across multiple â€œHaloâ€ games and gives them new ways to show off their heroic gameplay feats. By downloading and â€œenlistingâ€ in Halo Waypoint, players will be rewarded with a variety of Bungie-created â€œHalo 3: ODSTâ€ Avatar Awardables for attaining specific Achievements in the game. Rewards vary from stylish T-shirts to full sets of ODST armor. The experience is retroactive, so if players have already unlocked the requisite Achievements, the awards will be ready for them once they enlist in Halo Waypoint.
Players can unlockÂ Achievements to gain access to â€œHalo 3: ODSTâ€ Avatar Awardables.
As a bonus for enlisting to Halo Waypoint, fans will receive a Monitor accessory for their Avatars modeled after the â€œHaloâ€ character, 343 Guilty Spark. The Monitor will help fans find their way around Halo Waypoint, the new destination for all things â€œHaloâ€ on Xbox LIVE.
The rollout of exciting new â€œHaloâ€ content doesnâ€™t stop there. This Saturday, the first preview episode of the highly anticipated anime series, â€œHalo Legends,â€ will debut only on Halo Waypoint. Set to be distributed in early 2010 by Warner Home Video, the rich anthology of anime short films will tell all-new stories in the epic â€œHaloâ€ saga.
Written and created by an array of renowned anime studios and produced by 343 Industries, â€œHalo Legendsâ€ will explore never-before-told stories based on themes and characters in the vast â€œHaloâ€ universe. Sponsored by the U.S. Air Force, previews of four new â€œHalo Legendsâ€ episodes will be available only on Halo Waypoint during 24-hour live-streaming events on Xbox LIVE over the next three months.
The first â€œHalo Legendsâ€ preview episode, â€œThe Babysitter,â€ is created by famed anime house STUDIO4Â¢ÂªC, and follows the story of a group of ODSTâ€™s who reluctantly accept a Spartan sniper into their strike team. As they embark on a perilous mission to assassinate a high-ranking Covenant Prophet, old rivalries must be reexamined if the mission is to succeed. Watch what happens as the mission progresses into hostile territory, and both the Spartan and the ODSTâ€™s discover something important about the other.
Following each preview episode on Xbox LIVE, fans will receive exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at each studioâ€™s creative process through â€œmaking ofâ€ specials. Below is the current broadcast schedule of upcoming â€œHalo Legendsâ€ live-streaming events (subject to change):
Introduction to â€œHalo Legendsâ€ 11/05/09
â€œThe Babysitterâ€ 11/07/09
Making of â€œThe Babysitterâ€ 11/14/09
â€œThe Duelâ€ 11/21/09
Making of â€œThe Duelâ€ 11/28/09
â€œThe Packageâ€ Part 1 12/5/09
Making of â€œThe Packageâ€ 12/12/09
â€œThe Packageâ€ Part 2 12/19/09
Making of â€˜The Packageâ€ 12/26/09
â€œOriginsâ€ Part 1 1/2/10
Making of â€œOriginsâ€ 1/9/10
Trailers of upcoming episodes 2/2/10