Curious about the origins of the enigmatic Master Chief character from the Halo series of video games? A new animated feature film, based on a novel of the same name, fills in the story.
“Halo: The Fall of Reach” is available now from video on demand (VOD) vendors such as Microsoft Movies & TV, iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, and more, but if you purchased the Digital Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition or Limited Collector’s Edition of Halo 5: Guardians, you already own it: The movie is part of those packages too.
“Adapted from the beloved Eric Nylund novel of the same name, this animated feature explores the dramatic origins and intrigue behind the SPARTAN program that propelled characters like the Master Chief and Dr. Catherine Haley into the pantheon of Halo lore,” Microsoft explains. “The story reveals the events that brought Master Chief and Blue Team together, including their Spartan training and their daring mission to strike back at the Covenant during the first days of the deadly alien invasion.”
I don’t actually see this movie on Microsoft’s Movies & TV service, though the firm says it becomes available today. It’s $15 on streaming services, or you can rent it for $5. But you can also apparently buy it on Blu-ray for $25 and DVD for $20.