‘Halo 5: Guardians’, developed by 343 Industries and published through Microsoft, will once again welcome Nathan Fillion, actor of ‘Castle’, ‘Firefly’, and ‘Serenity’, to fight alongside Master Chief.
Fillion has previously starred in ‘Halo 3’, ‘Halo 3: ODST’, and ‘Halo Reach’, using his physical appearance and voice for his character Gunner Sergeant Reynolds (yes, that is an intentional reference to ‘Firefly’) in Halo 3, and Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck in ODST and Reach.
Once again, Fillion will return as Edward Buck for ‘Halo 5’, but as revealed through the July issue of Game Informer, his character model will look shockingly accurate to the actor’s features:
Back in his initial appearance in ‘Halo 3’ Nathan Fillion discussed his loyalty to the ‘Halo’ franchise that spurred him to star in the game in the first place:
I’m a Halo guy. The Bungie folks were kind enough to have me do a voice for Halo 3. So there’s nothing like sitting down to a nice game of Halo and shooting at myself. I like to get online, and the reason I like it is I’ve got a lot of friends in Canada and New York, all over Los Angeles and at great distances. Sometimes I take off for months at a time to go work, and my social time is on that box. You put on a little headset and unwind with your friends. You hang out, you laugh, it’s good times. And when it’s all done, you don’t have to send anybody home. No one’s drunk all your beer. You just say, ‘Good night, I’m going to bed,’ and it’s off and it’s done.
Game Informer is devoting their July issue to covering ‘Halo 5’, including a front cover display and a 12 page spread discussing the upcoming game’s mechanics, characters, plot, and multiplayer.
‘Halo 5’ is set to release on October 27, 2015 for the Xbox One. Pre-orders are available now.