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Can’t wait for Halo 4? Well, how would you like a live-action series set in the same universe in the meantime? We sure would, wouldn’t you?
In an effort to promote Halo 4(comes out in stores November 6th)and momentarily quench the ravenous appetites of Halo fans who are simply unable to get enough of the epic mythology surrounding Microsoft’s most famous mascot, the computing giant and Halo 4 developer 343 Industries have created a series of live-action shorts which serve as something of a side story to the events of Halo 4. A Halo 4: Gaiden, if you will.
Dubbed “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn,” the series debuted on Machinima Prime as well as Halo Waypoint earlier today, and while there is so far only one episode available, it does an excellent job of establishing what we might see from the remaining four weekly episodes (read: lots of character-driven drama, and surprisingly little footage of aliens being shot).
As for the plot? Here’s the plot.
Set against the backdrop of a United Nations Space Command (UNSC) military academy, “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” follows a group of cadets who 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 the 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.
And at last, here it is.. The very first episode of the series.
source: Digital Trends