Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn live action trailer released

Live action series shedding light on events leading up to Halo 4

With anticipation building for the latest in the multi-billion dollar series this new mini-series hopes to shed more light on both the Master Chief and Halo 4

Microsoft and 343 Industries have unveiled a trailer for their live action series Halo: Forward Unto Dawn, a series of live action webisodes that will help shed more light on the background story of Halo 4.

Unveiled at Comic con 2012, the series is set before the Covenant invasion and follows a group of young UNSC recruits training to become elite soldiers in the war Earth is fighting with the outer colonies.

The lead character Thomas Lasky finds that although he is struggling, his superiors feel there is a spark of leadership in him, something that is soon put to the test when their training base is attacked by the Covenant.

With the Master Chief leading the way the series will follow the recruits as they fight their way out and get to safety with the story helping to explain more about the Master Chief and the events leading up to Halo 4.

Halo 4 plot:

Once again the Xbox 360-exclusive title will have you playing as the Master Chief where you'll find yourself on the Forerunner world of Requiem. Supported by stranded UNSC troops, you'll be taking on both the Covenant and the Forerunners.

With new weapons and features Halo 4 will be taking on the likes of Assassin's Creed 3 and possibly even GTA 5 in the race for the Christmas number one spot.