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VIDEO: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

Halo: Combat Evolved was the first game I ever owned on the X-Box. Ever since I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the franchise. I have enjoyed the game sequels less and less with each installment, with the exception of Halo: Reach. That said, I always end up coming back for more. The Halo franchise has a tremendously successful hype machine. As a lover of science fiction and an Advertising major I cannot help but admire the marketing efforts that lead up to the release of a new Halo game. The Halo 3 “Believe” campaign with the massive diorama featuring hand-crafted miniatures blew me away. Rather than focusing on the graphics or game-play, it put emphasis on the themes crucial to the series. It was inspiring. Now, with the return of the iconic Master Chief and the start of a brand new saga, Microsoft has funded a live-action promotional web series titled Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. Three episodes have been released so far and the quality is astounding. For years there has been talk of a big budget Hollywood film adaption of the Halo franchise and this is proof positive that it can be done – and done well. If you’re excited about Halo 4 or you need a little something to rekindle that flame, check out Forward Unto Dawn and keep your eye on SF Signal – book reviews Halo: Glasslands and Halo: The Thursday War to come.

Check out Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn after the jump.

About Nick Sharps (81 Articles)
Nick is the Social Media Coordinator and Commissioning Editor for Ragnarok Publications and its imprint, Angelic Knight Press. He is a book critic and aspiring author. He is the co-editor of Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters from Ragnarok Publications. He studies Advertising and Public Relations at Point Park University.