Microsoft has dropped (though not
from orbit) word that January 2, 2010 will see the 24-hour-only debut of Halo: Legends
episode "Origins" on Xbox Live's Halo Waypoint
. The episode, created by Japan's Studio 4°C, is basically a recap of events leading up to the Halo
trilogy as we know it, including the Forerunners going toe-to-fleshy-thing with the Flood more than 100,000 years before the events of the first game. Hey, it is
Also announced today is a special three-part Red vs. Blue
holiday feature that will be accessible via Waypoint between December 24 (that's tomorrow!) and December 26 (that's Saturday!). Halo: Legends
arrives on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and digital download formats February 16 (a Tuesday!).