For fans of the Halo universe, these past few weeks have been nothing less than a conglomeration of anticipation and teasing. The Forward Unto Dawn series released its first full-length episode instead of the short vignettes we’d received before, and NewEgg.com ran an incredible sale of $15 off the pre-order (if you missed out, sucks to be you).
Now the live-action trailer for Halo 4 is out, and like the previous live-action trailers before, it does not fail to grip the viewer with its intensity even in such a short amount of time. The trailer, entitled “Scanned,” features a captured Master Chief being tortured in some way by the new enemy gamers will face in Halo 4:
The trailer was produced by David Fincher, that guy who made those awesome films like Fight Club, Se7en, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Tim Miller directed the trailer, pairing with Fincher as he had previously worked on special effects for Fincher’s Tattoo. The two delivered Halo fans an impressive piece of artistry here that again only makes us more anxious for the game’s release.
Though we love these live-action trailers, the question amongst gamers still remains; will this new “ancient enemy” be a worthy foe like the Covenant have been for the past 10 years, or will they just be something to roll our eyes at? The enemy leader in this trailer appears to be quite threatening (anyone who can capture Master Chief definitely shouldn’t be underrated). Hopefully, the game creators have integrated the race deftly into the timeline, canon, and framework of preceding Halo lore.
We’ll find out how everything is presented in only two weeks. If you haven’t already, make sure to ask off work for November 6, when the regular and limited editions of Halo 4 will be released so you can game the day away.