Halo Infinite’s first multiplayer season, which is coming after the game’s Dec. 8 launch, will introduce a new character to the Halo universe: Commander Agryna. She starred in a new cinematic trailer revealed by publisher Microsoft during Gamescom 2021 on Wednesday.
“Commander Agryna knows firsthand the difference a Spartan can make — a difference never more important than now. Humanity’s forces are scattered,” Microsoft wrote in a YouTube description for the trailer, embedded above. “Desperate resistance efforts have continued to fall short on multiple fronts, from Cortana’s relentless martial law to the expanding power and ambition of Atriox and the Banished. But there is hope: a new generation of Spartans, training in secret to become unstoppable.”
Agryna is leading the Academy, which is essentially Halo Infinite’s practice range. The trailer shows a glimpse into her backstory, how she first encountered the world’s Spartans — as a child herself. “In this cinematic introduction to Season 1 of Halo Infinite Multiplayer, get a glimpse into the Academy Commander’s own heroic journey and what it truly means to be a Spartan,” Microsoft wrote.
Halo Infinite’s campaign and multiplayer components will launch on Windows PC and Xbox Series X on Dec. 8. The game won’t, however, come with campaign co-op or the multiplayer map-editing Forge mode.