343 Industries announced today at San Diego Comic-Con panel that Agent Locke, the star of the upcoming Halo: Nightfall digital series on Xbox Live, will be a playable character in the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians for the Xbox One.
According to 343 Industries, Nightfall will act as a Jameson Locke’s origin story, which leads into his role in Halo 5. The series is set on a broken piece of the Halo ring from Halo: Combat Evolved, and sees Locke become a Spartan. Based on what was said at the panel, Frank O’Conner, franchise development director, describes his story as a “superhero origin story” more closely integrated into Halo 5.
Check out the short trailer of Halo: Nightfall below: