Watch: Great Live-Action Trailer for Microsoft's 'Halo 4' Video Game

June 5, 2012
Source: The Verge

Halo 4

While we're usually confined to the arena of film, every now and then there's something from the world of music, video games or TV that is worth sending out to our readers. Such has been the case with the Tron: Uprising series premiering this Thursday, and some awesome advertisements for Microsoft's Halo video game franchise, which are the only substitute we'll get for the long defunct film adaptation. And now we have another video from the latter category as E3 (or the Electronic Entertainment Expo) is going on right now, and Microsoft has just debuted an awesome live-action trailer for Halo 4, which you can watch below!

Here's the "Commissioning" trailer for Microsoft's Halo 4 video game, found via The Verge:

Set in the aftermath of Halo 3, Master Chief returns to confront his own destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. Halo 4 marks the start of a new trilogy that begins with its release on November 6th, 2012. Steve Downes returns to voice Master Chief and Jen Taylor again voices his holographic sidekick Cortana with plenty of other big names providing their voices to various characters, even Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter. Stay tuned for anymore awesome trailers for Halo 4! Good stuff?

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not nearly as good as the Rupert Sanders or Neil Blomkamp live action Halo stuff. 

one on Jun 5, 2012


Opinions are like assholes: everyone has one.

Phantom1991 on Jun 5, 2012


I wonder if the director goes on to make a fairy tale movie

HazedMind on Jun 5, 2012


I never got into Halo at all. The trailers always look amazing, but the actual games are just nothing like it and bore me. I would probably still enjoy a Halo movie, though. In regards to E3 and upcoming games, I don't think there is anything that has me jump in place impatiently more than the next Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs. The Assassin's Creed trailers/gameplay footage alone...dear god, help me. It's so beautiful!

SuicidalOptimist on Jun 5, 2012


Agreed, both look amazing.

hawk99 on Jun 5, 2012


Agree with SuicidalOptimist, these are cool, but ultimately have no purpose other than drawing attention to the IP (which is what its supposed to do, I suppose). The problem being they do not tell you anything what the game is really going to be like. I like the cool factor though.

DAVIDPD on Jun 5, 2012


"Halo 4: Start another fight"

Richie G on Jun 5, 2012


bang bang, shoot shoot, kill kill, sprinkle a few bombs, and you got halo 4.  hurray.

Michael Lee on Jun 5, 2012


Like every other FPS. Gaming is getting kinda boring in general (except AC3... Holy monkeys). Throw in a nuke and you have CoD.

McWetty on Jun 6, 2012


The Halo universe is actually pretty vast and deep, and all aspects of the franchise are in canon with each other.  There's 9 novels and various graphic novels/comics as well as an animated anthology.

The Dude on Jun 11, 2012


Neil Blomkamp shorts were exciting and genuinely had me excited about a possible film ,these adverts are just that ,Microsoft flogging the cash cow ...

Tonker on Jun 5, 2012


I am a Halo fan, and I am looking foward to this game, and I wish they could make a movie! Here are my dreams about Video game Movies,Ridley Scott or J.J. Abrams would make a Halo Movie Christopher Nolan would make a Bioshock Movie!(I feel he could touch that game's theme extremely well) Alfonso Cuaron would make a Legend of Zelda Movie haha But these are all just things I think about they could never happen,  well whatever, cool trailer, but I think the one for Reach better

Fidel Reyes on Jun 5, 2012


Didn't do much for me, where the Reach live-action trailer was awesome.

hawk99 on Jun 5, 2012


no good actors or military trained individuals were used in the making of this film, ending was good, beginning was a bland at best

Jumpmonkeyjump on Jun 5, 2012


Will for sure buy it, been a Halo fan since back in 2008. Halo 3 was epic, lets just hope this sequel leads up to its expectations.  

Faceman on Jun 5, 2012


I've always loved Halo's marketing campaign. Though I own 0 Halo games. LOL. I just absolutely love some of their trailers, "footage" reels. Especially the extended edition of the "Hope" trailer.

Daniel Vu Tran on Jun 5, 2012


I was more impressed by the recent live-action Ghost Recon: Future Soldier promo/film(ca 20min. long) Maybe the in the future these gaming companies will just make a full length (free)movie to promote their game/brand? Sure does look like it's heading that way 🙂

David Banner on Jun 5, 2012


I truly wish that'd turn into a trend. With so many beautifully done and often mindblowing game trailers and in-game cinematics being produced nowadays you'd think gaming companies would just make full movies out of them. Because, let's be honest, while the cinematics and trailers often make me say "Omg, they need to make a movie out of this game!", most of the final products eventually coming out of Hollywood turn out to be fucking terrible. I think the only game adaptation I liked was Silent Hill.

SuicidalOptimist on Jun 5, 2012


Microsoft/343i is actually working on a 5 part live-action web series called "Forward Unto Dawn" set to be released shortly before Halo 4's launch.  

The Dude on Jun 11, 2012



Th3thirdman on Jun 5, 2012


And when is Dreamworks coming with a movie based on the series?

Dhiram on Jun 5, 2012


That was badly directed and made less sense than Prometheus. Yohoho

Crapola on Jun 6, 2012


Damn you American date conventions! You get me every time.

Carl Manson on Jun 6, 2012


I think this will be the first Halo game I don't buy. Looks terrible. 

Scatman777 on Jun 7, 2012


Anyone else notice how they blatantly showed —a lot— of women? Trying to change their demographics a bit?

ambiguish on Jun 7, 2012

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