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(Pocket-lint) - The confirmed release date for Halo 5: Guardians has been announced by its creator 343 Industries. While that's good news the bad news is there will be a wait as it's not landing until 27 October this year.

The Halo 5 release date comes along with a trailer for the game featuring the protagonist with his new look armour. The hashtag #HuntTheTruth was also used so if you want to get more involved a trip to Twitter to follow that could be a good idea.


Halo 5: Guardians will launch on Xbox One where it will feature new elements made to take advantage of the next generation console.

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The online multiplayer of Halo 5: Guardians was already available to try from 29 December to 18 January. This was for those that bought Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The multiplayer works in a four versus four format for team-based battles. There will be 11 sandboxed weapons along with 7 armour sets to customise the avatars of the gamers.

Microsoft has confirmed the Halo 5: Guardians will run at 60 frames per second plus faster match-ups and less ping thanks to dedicated servers.

It has also been confirmed that the Steven Spielberg-produced Halo TV series will be released in autumn 2015.

READ: Halo 5: Guardians release date and details revealed, coming to Xbox One in 2015

Writing by Luke Edwards.