For those who have been feeling frustrated about the teasing looks we've had so far at the upcoming Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn live-action web series, a newly released full-length trailer offers a first look at actual footage from the thing. Three-and-a-half-minutes of it! There's some character development, some meaningful stares, and, most importantly, a solid helping of Master Chief being a badass Spartan.
Halo 4 arrives on November 6, 2012, and the web series will launch in the weeks leading up to it, with the first of five episodes premiering on October 5. It's a prequel story that turns the clock back to the start of the human/Covenant war, focusing on a young cadet whose experiences fighting alongside Master Chief inspire him to do great things with his military career. The same cadet eventually becomes the commander of the UNSC Infinity, the human ship that factors heavily into Halo 4's campaign.