Images on Alternate Reality Game Hints Return of The Flood in ‘Halo 5: Guardians’

Some exciting images that fans have stumbled upon while playing “Hunt the Signal,” the alternate reality game of the first-person shooter video game “Halo 5: Guardians,” suggest that the series’ zombie stand-in known as The Flood may come out in the video game which would be released exclusively on the Xbox One on October 27.

Hardcore fans and data-miners of “Hunt the Signal” have shared the gifs showing images of a cell-shaped structure alongside what seems like mountain peak-like structures rising on the surface of the cell, notes the Indian edition of the International Business Times.

According to the astute fans, it is 343 Industries’ way of hinting about the return of The Flood in “Halo 5: Guardians,” although the developer has yet to make any statement or pronouncement to either confirm or deny these rumors.

Building up the excitement

As part of its effort to further build up the excitement and anticipation to the upcoming “Halo 5: Guardians,” 343 Industries recently launched an alternate reality game competition called “Hunt the Signal” where fans needed to work their way through an extended series of puzzles.

This week, competitors to the alternate reality game have come across a set of images that had hardcore “Halo” video game fans captivated. The images are composed of four gifts of strange-looking cells, the first one even growing surface all around its surface while the two others appear to breath. The last image shows a strand of DNA that has been broken apart in some areas to be recombined into something new.

Although those are merely cryptic images, the official “Halo” forums are currently abuzz on the real identity of the images shown in the alternate reality game, resulting to two different fan theories.

The first theory, as already mentioned, suggests the return of The Flood to “Halo 5: Guardians” while the second theory claims that the images are merely virus from the live action series “Halo: Nightfall.”

The most anticipated game on Xbox One

Late in March, Microsoft has officially announced the worldwide release date of October 27 for the most anticipated game on Xbox One.

With the announcement, “Halo 5: Guardians” becomes the only Xbox One video game retail exclusive with a confirmed release date this year. Since both the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Wii U have yet to get a release date for their video game retail exclusives this year, “Halo 5: Guardians” is also the major console exclusive of any kind that is already confirmed for 2015.

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The original “Halo: Combat Evolved” has been the flagship video game of Xbox since 2001. It was because of the game that millions of video game enthusiasts were convinced to purchase the original Xbox gaming console.

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