Nathan Fillion stars in the explosive Halo 5 opening cinematic

This is what it looks like when you mix Spartan supersoldiers, aliens, guns, and downhill skiing.

 

Dennis Scimeca

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Published Sep 1, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 1:32 am CDT

One look at the Halo 5 opening cinematic makes it clear that developer 343 Industries is not screwing around when it comes to showing what the Xbox One is capable of.

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Nathan Fillion reprises his role as Edward Buck, first seen as an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper in Halo: ODST, now returning as a Spartan-IV supersoldier. Buck, his fireteam leader and Halo 5 co-star Spartan Locke, and the two other members of Fireteam Osiris jump out of a dropship from an impossibly-high altitude, sans parachutes.

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Buck, Locke, and their fellow Spartans proceed to leap down a snowy mountain while killing anything and destroying everything in their way. This is not gameplay footage, but it’s still an impressive three-and-a-half minutes that will get any Halo fan’s blood pumping.

Halo 5: Guardians will be released for the Xbox One on Oct. 27.

Screengrab via Xbox/YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 1, 2015, 12:43 pm CDT