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Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn "Enlistment" trailer released

Following in the footsteps of many of the previous games in the Halo series, Microsoft has introduced a set of live-action trailers and advertisements for Halo 4 intended to get players thinking about the men and women behind the uniforms of the UNSC.

We love these types of advertisements. As opposed to many trailers or adverts which try to show you how amazing the gameplay is (also a good approach) or how cool the main character is, these trailers enhance the narrative and help you get emotionally invested in the storyline. They're nearly as important to the Halo universe as some of the established multimedia like the comics or anime. More please. 

Halo 4 is gearing up for release on November 6, 2012. You can check out the rest of our coverage here.

13 comments

  • cyclekarl-brown - October 24, 2012 6:24 a.m.

    I agree with other people here,if this was a DVD it would be good,but the games are never this good and are generally shallow and short lived,Halo games with exception of the first have always been about the multi-player with a weak and short single player campaign that always plays the same every-time and the only way they make it last longer is to make it harder,but I wish they'd make a 30 hour plus campaign with RPG elements,but they won't as most Halo fans are only concerned about shooting one another online.
  • D0CCON - August 27, 2012 11:55 p.m.

    This is beautiful, yet it is overselling the crap out of what players will be getting. I enjoy and understand the Halo story (I've explored the wiki and even read a few of the novels because the Haloverse intrigued me so much), but even I know that none of the games come close to questioning the morality of killing others, nor do they bring about the fear of fighting in a war. You're squadmates are comedy relief, not fleshed out characters like the trailer would have you believe. It's still great and Halo 4 is hands down my most anticipated game this year, but I doubt the game and this trailer will feel like they belong together when the game finally comes out.
  • ObliqueZombie - August 25, 2012 10:06 a.m.

    Fantastic. Absolutely love the Halo trailers.
  • Shnubby - August 25, 2012 8:43 a.m.

    Personally I think that trailers like this trick people into buying a product that is going to have very little to do with the trailer that they have seen. Trailers for games should just show gameplay footage and give some information of the story etc. I think we all know that there isn't going to be a mission where you get all your hair shaved off in Halo 4 so this advert doesn't really advertise the quality of the product or show off any of the actual content. But many people will be fooled by this trailer anyway. It's ridiculous when you think about it.
  • KMan - August 25, 2012 8:49 p.m.

    its just marketing. alot may seem ridiculous if you knew all the ways companies were incorporating it to sell to the masses.
  • Shnubby - August 26, 2012 5:45 a.m.

    I am aware that false advertising happens for pretty much everything but it's a bit far when a game trailer shows no content of the game what so ever xD
  • StealthyMangos - August 27, 2012 1:41 a.m.

    false: this trailer is specifically for the mini series Forward Unto Dawn, not Halo 4. I think its doing a great job.
  • Shnubby - September 7, 2012 2:54 p.m.

    I was unaware that "forward unto dawn" was a web series. I assumed this was just a trailer for the game. Thanks for correcting me :) In which case, yes, it is a fine trailer xD
  • eddielee12 - August 24, 2012 8:18 p.m.

    trhyuhtju
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - August 24, 2012 5:51 p.m.

    Where's the Halo movie?!?
  • paul212 - August 24, 2012 5:37 p.m.

    Love it!

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