Halo Infinite will first feature the so-called “Spartan Killer,” who are essentially area bosses with a good story behind them. This isn’t the first time we’ve faced an Area Boss in Halo., but the way 343 Industries approached it seemed to be interesting enough that I wanted to hang the combat rifle on us and go out for them.
We do not know much about the role they will play, but today thanks to the exclusive maintained by IGN, we were able to learn more about Jega, the Elite who will be Escharum’s right hand. His appearance already leaves us clues that it will be disturbing to have him face to face.
Jega is aggressive, respected, and a solid pillar of Halo Infnite
Thanks to statements from Paul Crocker Associate Creative Director and Jeff Easterling, Narrative Writer for the Halo franchise, we know these Spartan killers will play a central role in the plot, we can therefore expect motivations and a good substantive narrative base.
The creative team at 343 Industries tried to make Jega the most “scary and disturbing” character ever to appear in the franchise.
One of the things we tried to do with Jega was to make him the scariest and most disturbing character that ever existed in Halo. Just every time you see it … you look at things like prey.
We wanted to create a character that looks more like some sort of Escharum’s subtle companion. They have a very close relationship; they have worked together for a very long time. Jega is his most respected soldier, his closest friend. The entire group of Spartan Killers is a showcase of the power of the Outcasts. They not only advance the cause, but they also inspire all the troops below them.
Jega ‘Roomnai is the opposite of what you would expect from the Inquisitor
At this point, veterans will have new memories of the Inquisitor’s campaign and its history. Well, from 343 Industries, they wanted Jega to be quite the opposite although with some subtle similarities
Jeff Easterling convicted with this quote:
It’s almost the opposite of what you would expect from the Inquisitor. We ask ourselves, “What is the psychotic element of the Inquisitor?” I want new fans to feel on an equal footing with old school fans when they play Infinite and then when they get to the end they’re so inspired they want to play other games , or maybe dig deeper and explore other parts of the game universe.
However calm because there are traces of the initial story within Infinite, which will translate into connections with other characters.