If a handful of games and several novelizations haven’t provided you with enough Halo content, then you’ll be pleased to hear about 343 Industries upcoming Halo Legends project.
Taking a cue (and a few of the studios) from the short-film collection based on The Matrix universe (The Animatrix), Halo Legends will consist of several anime shorts, produced by some of the world’s most renowned anime studios, including Production I.G., Bones, Casio Entertainment, STUDIO4°C and Toei Animation.
343 Industries’ creative director Frank O’Connor said via press release:
“The opportunity to work with talents such as Shinji Aramaki, Mamoru Oshii and others from some of the greatest anime studios is a very rare opportunity for Microsoft…We’ve seen the world through Master Chief’s eyes, and we’ve experienced facets of the universe through a variety of literary prisms, but now we get to watch new tales unfold in really rich, visually dynamic ways. I think anime fans and ‘Halo’ fans alike are in for a real treat.”
While no official release date has been announced yet, the project is set to debut today at Comic-Con ’09
. And since we have quite a few troops on the ground there, expect to hear more about the project as details emerge, especially around the time of the official Halo
panel later this afternoon.
Which anime studio’s vision of the Halo universe are you most excited about seeing?