Halo Infinite is on the way in which. Microsoft and 343 Industries are set to debut the sport at a presentation someday in July, however they’re already teasing us with just a few new particulars. In a short trailer released Wednesday, the builders even gave followers their first trace at who the antagonists of the most recent Halo entry is likely to be.
The teasers begins with a low bellowing voice that explains that “forces occupy the ring,” that “humanity will burn,” and that there might be “no more prophet, no more lies.” Finally, the voice will get to crucial half saying, “We are his will, we are his legacy, we are The Banished.”
So, it appears The Banished are again for the following predominant installment within the Halo franchise. But for a lot of followers, who won’t have touched something Halo associated since Halo 5: Guardians, this alien combating power could also be a little bit unfamiliar.
The Banished had been the first antagonists in Halo Wars 2, although they need to look fairly acquainted to Halo followers. The enemies are a set of aliens, made up of many various races, with a definite hierarchy all their very own. The Banished are made up of Jiralhanae (Brutes), Lekgolo (Hunters, not less than of their Mgalekgolo colony kind), Sangheili (Elites), Unggoy (Grunts), and Huragok (Engineers). In different phrases, it’s virtually precisely just like the Covenant.
However, because the mysterious voice within the teaser mentions, The Banished don’t imagine within the Prophets or their Great Journey, just like the Covenant earlier than them did. Instead, they’re — or had been — led by a Brute referred to as Atriox. In the principle marketing campaign of Halo Wars 2, Atriox fights the us when he and The Banished occupy the Ark. Later, within the Halo Wars 2 DLC referred to as Awakening the Nightmare, Atriox briefly unleashes the Flood, however manages to destroy the Proto-Gravemind and cease a bigger outbreak.
Flash ahead to the Halo Infinite teaser, and it seems that some factor about The Banished might have modified. The Banished now appear to be in possessions of a Halo ring themselves, or is likely to be hours away from occupying it. Based on the point out of “his legacy,” plainly Atriox could also be lifeless and that The Banished could also be beneath some new management.
On the opposite hand, it is also Atriox himself talking within the video. While statements like “we are his will,” would be fairly exterior of Atriox’s normal philosophy within the collection up to now, it’s certain that many issues have modified since his encounter with the Flood, so we will’t say for certain.
Whoever is in-charge of The Banished, the general motivation appears clearer primarily based on the entire, “humanity will burn,” factor. If that’s their true goal then it isn’t laborious to think about how a large super-weapon like a Halo ring might play into these plans.
But even when we’ve acquired just a few good guesses, the teaser doesn’t reveal the whole lot. Thankfully, Halo Infinite’s bigger reveal set to occurs someday subsequent month, we should always solely have just a few extra weeks to attend earlier than we discover out precisely what The Banished need and the way Master Chief will cease them.
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