The L.A. Times reports that Microsoft will announce its upcoming Halo Legends project during Comic Con.
Halo Legends will be a series of seven short films, set in the universe created by the (in my eyes overrated) Halo video game series by Bungie & Microsoft, that will be animated (Animatrix & Gotham Knight style) by Studio Bones, Production I.G, Studio 4°C, Casio Entertainment and Toei Animation.
Appleseed director will helm the project as the creative director and will also direct his own episode telling the history of the Spartan warriors. Studio 4°C will deliver a double episode called Origins which compresses 100,000 years of Halo history in 30 minutes.
Starting this fall, Microsoft will preview the episodes on Xbox Live with Warner Home Entertainment releasing them on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in early 2010. A first trailer is supposed to be screened during Comic Con.
[via Kotaku & AnimeSuki Forum]
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