A new television commercial for Halo 5: Guardians aired during Sunday Night Football this evening and can also be viewed on YouTube. The video begins with a news announcement of Master Chief’s death as the camera shows reaction shots from the mourning crowd viewing the broadcast. After a call from the announcer to keep fighting as the legendary hero fought we see a building collapse and Master Chief’s body laying within the rubble. The screen fades to black just after the light in his helmet visor winks out.

I personally doubt that Microsoft would spoil the game by showing Master Chief’s death weeks before Halo 5: Guardians launches. If I had to guess I would say that this was a cover-up to explain the Chief’s absence while Spartan Locke and his crew hunts him down.

What do you think of the new TV spot? Let me know in the comments section below.