Here’s Your First Look at Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

In case you didn’t know, Microsoft is making a live-action Halo 4 webseries called “Forward Unto Dawn” which will launch in October 5 and be comprised of 5 episodes.

If that’s something you want to see, then this first look at the project might make the wait easier.

Looks quite impressive, no? Makes me wonder why a live-action movie hasn’t been made until now.

Aside from that, the series can be seen on Machinima’s YouTube channel and on Halo’s Waypoint page. Each episode will be released on a weekly basis until it culminates with Halo 4’s release on November 6.

The press release had this as the series’ premise.

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.

Not a bad move by Microsoft, I admit. We’ll know how much this pays off once Halo 4 releases on November 6 for the Xbox 360.