You can watch some brand new adventurs unfold from the characters of one hugely-successful video game. Halo Legends will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on February 9, 2010. This new episodic anthology will be released in a single-disc edition with no special features ($19.98 SRP), a two-disc special edition ($29.98 SRP) and a Blu-ray edition ($34.99 SRP). You can take a look at the cover art, special features and a synopsis of this new release below.
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. 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.
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. The dramatic, action-packed stories feature characters and locales familiar to Halo fans, and episodes range in length between 10 and 17 minutes - resulting in nearly two hours of animated adventures.
Special Features: (Two-disc and Blu-ray only
- The Making of Halo Legends - An introduction to Halo Legends followed by a making-of segment for each episode.
- - Halo: Gaming Evolved - Explaining the Halo phenomenon from its inception as an Xbox video game to a present day entertainment franchise.
- - Audio Commentary with directors Frank O'Connor and Joseph Chou
- - Halo: The Story so Far, an overview of the Halo universe up until the end of Halo 3 (Blu-ray only)