Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn premieres October 5; full-length trailer released

As promised, 343 Industries and Machinima Prime have unveiled the full-length trailer for Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn at Comic-Con. The almost four-minute video has also revealed an October 5 premiere date for the episodic series. Five episodes will be produced, with a new episode appearing every week, culminating with the November 6 launch of Halo 4.

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn tells an exciting story of heroism and sacrifice on a scale never before seen in the Halo universe, 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.

If you’d prefer to watch Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn in one big chunk, a 90-minute extended version will be included in the Halo 4 Limited Edition, which will also be available on November 6.

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