Red vs. Blue Returns
To help promote the release of Halo 3, Red vs. Blue is making a return July 31 on participating websites. The Rooster Teeth team prepares Sarge, Donut, Simmons and the rest of the crew for the battles that await them in Halo 3. Some feared that the classic Machinima series had come to an end a while back, but the excitement of Halo 3 has sparked the return.
The sites that will air the new episodes include Amazon, Best Buy, Circuit City, GameStop, and Wal-Mart..
Official Press Release:
In anticipation of the big launch of Halo® 3 in September, a five-episode special edition of Red vs. Blue will premiere at participating retail websites starting on Tuesday, July 31. The episodes feature Sarge preparing Donut, Simmons, and the rest of his soldiers for the upcoming move from Halo 2 into Halo 3.
Red vs. Blue is a pioneering video series created by Rooster Teeth that uses Halo® characters to act out a continuing story. The animation is created in real-time by using a video game engine to power the visuals. Graham Leggat of the San Francisco film society, dubbed Red vs. Blue the “first masterpiece of machinima.” This very popular “machinima” series, which has a huge online following, spans five seasons and 100 episodes, and it portrays the adventures of two groups of rather unwilling soldiers in an isolated canyon called Blood Gulch.
With clever dialogue and engaging characters, the series has won four awards from the Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences. Rooster Teeth also created the machinima series 1-800-MAGIC, based on the world of Shadowrun. Episodes of Red vs. Blue are available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace, or you can find out more by visiting their official site.
On July 31, look for the first of the all-new Red vs. Blue episodes at the following retailers.