The lights are on
To coincide with Comic Con, Microsoft and Machinima have released a full trailer for Halo: Forward Unto Dawn, a new live-action, five-episode web series that will debut on the new Machinima Prime YouTube channel this fall.
The series centers around Thomas Lasky (played by actor Tom Green -- not THAT Tom Green, don't worry), a young cadet at the UNSC Academy. The series will depict Lasky's conflicted feelings about his role in the war between the humans and the Covenant -- and what he learns from Master Chief, who appears to play an important role in the series. Forward Unto Dawn takes place slightly before the beginning of the human/Covenant war, setting the stage for Halo 4.
Microsoft also announced that, as part of the $99 Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Special Edition, you'll get a special 90-minute version of the live action series, as well as some expanded content and a making-of featurette.