Microsoft and 343 Industries have unveiled the official trailer for “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn,” a live-action digital series based on the Xbox franchise. The series will be initially distributed worldwide by Machinima, debuting on its new channel, Machinima Prime, as well as on Halo Waypoint, on Oct. 5, 2012.
“Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” will unfold through a series of five episodes, setting the stage for the worldwide launch of “Halo 4″ on Nov. 6. The official “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” trailer is now available on Machinima Prime (http://www.youtube.com/MachinimaPrime) and on Halo Waypoint (http://halo.xbox.com/ForwardUntoDawn).
Machinima will also be releasing exclusive content, backstory and character pieces leading up to the launch of this series. Machinima is a video entertainment network for gamers around the world.
“Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” tells an exciting story of heroism and sacrifice, taking fans back to the beginning of the human and Covenant war and leading into the events of “Halo 4.”
Set against the backdrop of a United Nations Space Command (UNSC) military academy, a group of highborn cadets are training to be the next generation of soldiers in the UNSC’s ongoing war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets.
Among these cadets, Thomas Lasky struggles with his doubts about this war, and with the burden of expectations he may not be able to carry. As Lasky comes to terms with his potential as a military leader, the terrifying alien alliance known as the Covenant arrives and turns his world upside down.
Inspired by the Master Chief, he must decide what it means to be a hero. “Halo” fans who experience Lasky’s thrilling origin story in “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” will be rewarded with special insights into the story of “Halo 4″ and the “Halo Infinity Multiplayer” experience.
An extended, 90-minute Special Edition featuring additional footage and bonus content will be available Nov. 6 in the “Halo 4″ Limited Edition and on on-demand video services.
Developed by 343 Industries exclusively for Xbox 360, “Halo 4″ ushers in the return of mankind’s greatest hero, the Master Chief, in a newly envisioned, epic sci-fi adventure, says Microsoft.
343 Industries is the publisher and developer of the “Halo” series of videogames and, as part of Microsoft Studios, oversees the “Halo” franchise, including novels, comics, licensed collectibles, apparel and more.
It is home to developers working on the “Halo” “Reclaimer Saga,” which commences with the arrival of “Halo 4″ on Nov. 6, 2012, exclusively on Xbox 360.