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Halo 4 Live Action Series Begins This Fall

Posted on April 30, 2012 AT 07:09am

THE BUZZ: Microsoft has announced that a live action Halo 4 series will air this fall, in the run up to the game’s release.

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn will be available through Halo Waypoint and will be aired on the run up to November 6.

The series will be split into five weekly installments, each around 15 minutes long. Forward Unto Dawn tells the story of how Master Chief inspired a young UNSC cadet who will evntually become leader of the UNSC Infinity Spacecraft.

There will be tie-ins to the game, and the series offers a look at the beginning of the war between the humans and the Covenant. More details will be revealed at Comic Con in July.

EGM’s TAKE: If you’re a Halo fan dying for more story, then you shouldn’t miss this series when it airs later in the year. For others, it’s a chance to get involved with the universe before Halo 4 launches in November, and get acquainted with the game’s back story. This is the most money that Microsoft has ever spent on a live action series, could this be a precursor for the Halo movie that fans so badly want? If demand for these episodes is high enough then they may be convinced.

Will you be watching the series? Let us know in the comments below.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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