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Halo 4 Launch Trailer ‘Scanned’ Shows Master Chief’s Face

Halo 4 is coming out tomorrow, and there’s more than a few discernible differences in the way 343 Industries and Bungie handle the franchise.

Besides the change in main adversary, and the graphics overhaul, Halo 4 is giving Master Chief a more human touch. For instance, in the long form Scanned trailer for Halo 4, we finally get to see Master Chief’s face.

While I’m not sure whether or not the trailer will be treated as canon, or if the unmasking takes place in the actual game, it kind of takes a bit of mystery away from the Halo franchise by showing who Master Chief is. While we already knew Chief’s gender and first name, the helmet meant Chief could’ve been any ethnicity.

What do you think about seeing the Chief’s face? Should 343 left the helmet on, or is it relieving to finally put a face and race to Master Chief?