Teaser trailer for the Forward Unto Dawn mini-series, which will build to the Halo 4 launch, let’s us know of what’s to come
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It’d probably be back in 2004 when a Halo game was the most anticipated first-person shooter around, but Halo 4 – releasing November 6, 2012 – seems to have reclaimed that hype. Part of that hype is going to be with the Forward Unto Dawn mini series, which will provide some added context about the game in an awesome live action movie.
The live action series takes place at the beginning of the war between the humans and the covenant, though the snippet shown at the beginning of the Halo 4 E3 demo showed the Forward Unto Dawn ship suddenly crashing onto Requiem – the ship Master Chief also crash landed on – with Chief heading towards the ship to find out what’s happening.
Forward Unto Dawn, as it’s called, begins this October and will span five episodes. With Halo 4 releasing November 6, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s one each week. That’s going to be pretty awesome if true.
Limited Edition Includes More Footage
For fans, like me, who won’t be satisfied with five episodes then the Halo 4 Limited Edition will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the Forward Unto Dawn series and exclusive footage. Other contents include access to all the DLC map packs when they go live, and some bonus weapons and perks. It’s great value for $99, and the in-game contents actually feels meaningful.
San Diego Comic-Con is happening soon, and Halo 4 will be available to play there – as we reported – and there will be more information on the Forward Unto Dawn series. That’s probably going to be in one of the panels, with one covering the fiction of the Halo universe and another covering multiplayer. If only I didn’t live in the UK.
It was interesting during E3 because the demo opened with the live action footage, so some of the press thought that was going to be in-game. Brad Shoemaker of Giant Bomb said on the Giant Bombcast during E3 that he thought it was part of the game. We wish.