The main protagonist of Halo 5: Guardians is the Halo: Nightfall TV series’ Agent Locke, according to Locke actor Mike Colter.
Speaking to the latest issue of X-One Magazine, Colter confirmed, “Yeah, I’m a playable character in Halo 5. Once Halo: The Master Chief Collection is released, and then Halo 5 comes out shortly thereafter, you’re basically going to be playing a game with me as the primary character.
“I’ll have some cool weaponry, and some cool abilities, because by that time I’ll be a Spartan IV.”
We’ve known Locke will be playable in Halo 5 since July. But we didn’t know his role stretched to that of a main character.
Colter didn’t share further details regarding how much of the game players will control Agent Locke versus how much players will control Master Chief, but he did hint at part of the campaign being searching for Master Chief.
“What’s not known, is whether I’m a friend or foe,” he teased. “The relationship between Master Chief and Jameson Locke is going to be interesting. Because what’s the outcome?
“Is he dead or alive? Because that’s usually what a manhunt comes down to, dead or alive, but you won’t know what the purpose of finding Master Chief is [right away].
“Or what will happen if we do find him, what condition he will be in, and where he’s at mentally. But I’m sure that’ll be a plot twist in Halo 5.”
Halo 5: Guardians is due out for Xbox One in 2015.