Microsoft launches fictional exposé on Master Chief to promote 'Halo 5: Guardians' [Update]

Following a teaser for a "Halo 5: Guardians" announcement, Microsoft has revealed a fictional multi-part exposé on franchise protagonist Master Chief to promote the upcoming game.

On Microsoft's "Hunt the Truth" Tumblr account, fictional journalist and photographer Benjamin Giraud will release an "in-depth profile of The Master Chief," with a new "episode" scheduled for release each week. The first episode features an audio log from Giraud about Master Chief.

Following the launch of the fictional exposé's first episode, a commercial for the game aired during the second break in television's "The Walking Dead" stating "both sides" of the story would be revealed during the show's season finale next week, March 29.

While little is known about the plot of "Halo 5," a synopsis of the game provided by Microsoft states Spartan Jameson Locke, a new playable protagonist, will be "tasked with hunting the Master Chief and solving a mystery that threatens the entire galaxy."

"Halo 5," developed by Microsoft-owned studio 343 Industries, is scheduled to launch this year, though a specific release date has yet to be announced. Microsoft has said "Halo 5" will be a big part of its plans for the E3 gaming conference in mid-June, with new information about the game's single-player campaign expected to be revealed.

Update: A post on Microsoft's official Xbox Wire website has confirmed a live-action trailer will air during a commercial break on next week's "The Walking Dead" season finale. The post also stated the "Hunt for the Truth" episodic exposé will last 12 weeks, leading up to E3 on June 16.

Source: Hunt the Truth (Tumblr)

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