Halo: Warfleet – An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo

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Halo: Warfleet – An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo
Halo Warfleet cover.jpg

Author(s):

Kenneth Peters (lead)[1]

Publisher:

Egmont Publishing

Publication date:

September 5, 2017[2]

Media type:

Print[1]

Pages:

96 pages[2]

ISBN:

1681196638

 

Halo: Warfleet – An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo is a reference book on the Halo universe that is set to be released on September 5, 2017[2]. The book will detail the technology, scale, design, construction, and variety of ships, space stations, and colony worlds in the Halo universe.[1]

Official summary

From the developers of the Halo video game franchise comes an official guide to the spacecrafts of the Halo universe, featuring intricately detailed cross-section illustrations.

This is the official, authoritative guide to the spacecrafts of the Halo universe, written in collaboration with 343 Industries, the developers of the “Halo” franchise.

The full-color illustrated package covers the fleets of the UNSC, Covenant, and the Forerunner factions, featuring intricately detailed cross-section illustrations of franchise favorites the Pillar of Autumn, High Charity, and the Forerunner Dreadnought. Other specialized spreads offer a closer look at the weapons used in space, the planets of the Covenant and Human colonies, and the space-faring technology that each utilize.

With illustrations from the Halo team and renowned illustrator Isaac Hannaford, this is a must-have for fans of the Halo franchise.

Content

Described as a more "technical" counterpart to Halo Mythos, Halo: Warfleet will feature ten full-color cross-sections of ships by Hans Jenssen, known for his work on Star Wars: Incredible Cross-Sections, and John Mullaney, who previously worked on ship cross-sections based on the Firefly franchise. In addition, multiple all-new secondary art pieces by various artists will be included. Written by 343 Industries' internal writing team, with Kenneth Peters serving as writing lead, Warfleet will also include a variety of specific technical details and terminology formerly contained to the Halo Story Bible. The book is divided into five sections: Introduction/Technical Architecture, Human Ships, Covenant Ships, Forerunner Ships, as well as an expansive Glossary. The book will be published in an "oversized" format to accommodate the detail in the larger illustrations. Each spread will include annotations to explain the functions of given parts of a ship, along with statistics and history of the vehicle in question.[1]

Artist credits

343 Industries

Other artists and studios

Trivia

The Halcyon-class light cruiser on the book's cover is based on the original depiction of the class seen in Halo: Combat Evolved (including the Marathon logo on the port side) rather than the updated model seen in Halo: Reach and later media.[4]

Sources

  1. ^ a b c d Halo Waypoint - Community Update: Into the Storm
  2. ^ a b c Bloomsbury - Halo Warfleet
  3. ^ Spartan Games Community - Halo: Warfleet
  4. ^ UNSC Pillar of Autumn model from Halo: Combat Evolved