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Live-Action Halo 4 Webisodes Coming This Fall

by Adam Biessener on Apr 30, 2012 at 08:57 AM

Update: Microsoft has released a high-res image of Master Chief as he appears in "Forward Unto Dawn."

Click on the image above for the full resolution screenshot.


Microsoft is producing a live-action web series called "Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn" that introduces a new character and ties into the plot of Halo 4.

The company doesn't want the project to be viewed solely as a marketing stunt. "We wanted to do something unique from a narrative standpoint that's big in scale," 343 Industries director of franchise business management Frank McCloskey told Variety.

Over the course of five 15-minute episodes, "Forward Unto Dawn" tells the story of a young UNSC cadet who runs into Master Chief early on in the struggle between humanity and the Covenant and uses the legendary Spartan as an inspiration to rise through the ranks and serve as an officer aboard the UNSC Infinity.

"Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn" will air on and the official Halo Waypoint in the weeks before the game launches on November 6.

[via Variety]