Following the webseries’ trailer debut last month, Microsoft and 343 Industries have revealed, through Machinima, a behind-the-scenes featurette titled “Shooting the Warthog Chase.” Check it out in the player below!
The live-action digital series is based on the best-selling Xbox franchise. The series will be initially distributed worldwide by Machinima as well as on Halo Waypoint, on Oct. 5, 2012. Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn will unfold through a series of five episodes, setting the stage for the worldwide launch of Halo 4 on Nov. 6.
The series tells an exciting story of heroism and sacrifice on a scale never before seen in the “Halo” universe, taking fans back to the beginning of the human and Covenant war and leading into the events of Halo 4. Set against the backdrop of a United Nations Space Command (UNSC) military academy, a group of highborn cadets 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 this 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.