For the first time since the first Halo game, the main series will be going beyond just numbering their games and instead add something more specific to the end of their next installment — Halo 5: Guardians. But what that exactly means is fairly vague. The only reliable information regarding the game is that the character reflecting Master Chief in 343i’s is an in-game “guardian”.
But with little known of the actual game and only speculation to truly rely on, it’s difficult to piece together exactly how the term will fit in the game.
Though it may be difficult, there has been hints in the past of what it could mean and how it is connected to the Halo universe. While it is likely just coincidental, the video below shows an inside look at how 343i may be relating “Guardians” to Halo.
During Halo 4’s production, Narrative Designer, Lindsay Lockhart, highlights the perspective of each characters and entities as “guardians.” Whether it be Master Chief to humanity, Cortana to the Master Chief, or the forerunners to their past, all of them are guardians.
In the most recent E3 trailer, we continue to get abridged glimpses and hints of how the pieces of the puzzle fit together.
Still, the evidence for any concrete explanation behind the inclusion of “Guardians” in the title, what a Guardian is, and how the term will be entwined with the story remains obscure for the time being.
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