Exciting times are ahead for Halo fans, as just days after the announcement that a new instalment of the popular sci-fi action shooter is in the making, Microsoft is reportedly about to invest in a five part live-action web series to support the Halo 4 launch on its Xbox 360 console this November.
“Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” will be shown in partnership with gaming and entertainment source Machinima as a prelude to the game which will go on sale on November 6th. Each episode is set to run for 15 minutes and will be based on a UNSC cadet whose role model is the veteran gaming hero Master Chief.
Each show will be available to view via the website’s YouTube channel as well as through the website as part of the onslaught of promotion and publicity surrounding one of inevitably one of the year’s biggest gaming releases. Despite essentially being an extravagant advertisement developer 343 Industries has promised “to go way beyond that and transform this live-action exploration from advertising into a full standalone product that people will enjoy.”
It’s also believed that all five episodes of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn will be combined to form a complete mini movie running around one hour fifteen minutes, but details of this are yet to be confirmed.
As we mentioned, Halo 4 will be launched for Xbox 360 on November 6th – just a week before the new Call of Duty Black Ops II game, which has now been officially announced. We look forward to a clash of epic proportions when the gaming heavyweights go head to head!