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Master Chief walks in the rubble of a human city in the latest "Halo 5: Guardians" teaser trailer. Microsoft/Xbox

With “Halo 5: Guardians” set to launch in less than a month, 343 Industries released a new trailer that further showcases the story of the upcoming game. In the video, fans get to hear a eulogy of how the Master Chief has served and allegedly died.

The trailer, seen below, first aired during the previous Sunday night football game, The Verge reports. The live-action trailer set in the year 2560 shows a public announcement made to the people of Earth. The newsreader reports that on Oct. 27, 2650, Spartan John-117, better known as Master Chief, has been killed in the line of duty.

The people in the video look distraught at the sudden announcement, setting an overall dark theme to the trailer. Throughout the video, Master Chief is seen in action but is later found beneath a huge rubble after a building collapses. The last scene before the title sequence shows the light on the visor of Master Chief’s helmet fading off, seemingly signifying his death.

However, the reporter in the trailer notes that the details on the death of Master Chief will not be revealed out of respect to his loved ones and relatives, so there is still a possibility that the series’ protagonist will still play a big part in the game.

It also reportedly seems unlikely for developer 343 Industries to reveal such a major plot detail before the game is released. Little is known about what the trailer signifies, but the game will reportedly have a campaign mode for Master Chief, so fans have to wait for the title's release to find out what the trailer means.

It was also said that the game will no longer feature a split screen co-op mode. In an interview with Gamespot, Xbox head Phil Spencer explained that the removal of the feature is due to the sudden increase in popularity of online co-op gaming. He also assured that players will always have the best experience with single-screen gaming.

"We see the robustness of what Xbox Live is today and where people are playing across Xbox Live--you at your house, me at our house. We know that's the vast majority of the co-op play,” Spencer said to Gamespot.

“Halo 5: Guardians” will launch on Oct. 27, exclusively for the Xbox One. The game will also let players take control of a new character named Jameson Locke, better known as Agent Locke.

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