Halo Legends is a seven-story anthology which will be told across eight episodes. They will explore the origin and historical events of the Halo universe including its intriguing characters. Halo Legends has been created in the same format as The Animatrix and Batman Gotham Knight with each episode imagined by a cutting-edge, renowned Japanese anime director/animator, including Shinji Aramaki, Hideki Futamura, Mamoru Oshii, Tomoki Kyoda and Yasushi Muraki. The episodes range in length between 10 and 17 minutes which gives almost two hours of animated adventures.
The 2 Disc Special Edition will have several hours of bonus features including:
- The Making Of Halo Legends - An introduction followed by a making-of segment for each episode.
- Halo: Gaming Evolved - Explaining the Halo phenomenon from the beginning.
- Audio Commentary with directors Frank O'Connor and Joseph Chou
- Widescreen (1.78:1)
The Blu-ray will be loaded with bonus materials as well, including all the extras from the 2-disc version as well as Halo: The Story So Far, an overview of the Halo universe up until the end of Halo 3.
Halo Legends will be rated PG-13. The suggested retail prices will be $19.98 for the single disc, $29.98 for the 2-disc version and $34.99 for the Blu-ray. We all know that most stores (and online sites) will be selling them for less than that. Will you be getting Halo Legends? Do you want to know about the Halo universe?