Tuesday, February 9, 2010

DVD News: Warner Home Video offers new clip from "Halo Legends"; limited seating available for exclusive San Francisco screening on February 10

Below you will the first 91 seconds of the "Halo Legends" episode entitled “The Prototype,” which was animated at Bones Studio in Japan under the creative supervision of co-directors Tomoki Kyoda/Yasushi Muraki.

"Halo Legends," an all-new, CG and traditional anime PG-13 experience that presents enthralling new stories from one of the world’s most popular video game franchises, will be distributed February 16, 2010 by Warner Home Video as a Special Edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray™, as well as single disc DVD, On Demand and Digital Download. "Halo Legends" is produced by 343 Industries, a part of Microsoft Game Studios.

In "The Prototype," human marines struggling to defend a secret weapons research facility from invading Covenant troops are finally ordered to destroy everything rather than let the weapons and valuable navigational data fall into the hands of the Covenant. In a desperate but noble sacrifice, a war-torn officer dons the prototype suit of powered armor being developed at the facility in a last-second gambit to buy time for his soldiers to escape. The episode plays to the strengths of Bones’ impressive ability to represent aerial and mecha-style combat.

"The Prototype" is one of seven stories -- told across eight episodic films -- within "Halo Legends," which will receive its United States Premiere on Wednesday, February 10 in San Francisco. A select group of lucky fans. Limited seating is still available for this exclusive event.

Presented by IGN, in conjunction with Warner Home Video and Microsoft Game Studios, the Halo Legends premiere will take place at the AMC Metreon (101 4th Street, San Francisco) with film screening at 8:00 p.m.

A limited number of free tickets are available for the general public. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the event should RSVP via email to halolegends@ign.com. Tickets will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis.

Halo franchise development director Frank O’Connor will discuss the film in an informal, in-theatre Q&A following the screening.

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