The fifth and final installment of the Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn live action series is now live – with the long-awaited game poised for a mega-launch on November 6.
Set at the beginning of the human and Covenant war, the live action mini-series depicts the events leading up to Halo 4.
An official video description of episode 5 reads: “After a terrifying night of combat and loss, Lasky makes a life-or-death decision to help the Master Chief… but will it be enough to save them all from the Covenant?”
Forward Unto Dawn is slated to span a total of five episodes, while a special extended cut of the series will be packaged with the Halo 4 Limited Edition. A Blu-ray/DVD release – scheduled for December 4 – includes behind-the-scenes featurettes, commentary from the Forward crew, along with concept art and visual effects models.
As we’ve previously discussed here onTG, Halo is a multi-billion dollar science fiction video game franchise (originally created by Bungie) managed by 343 Industries and owned by Microsoft Studios. The property has obviously expanded exponentially since the early days of Combat Evolved, and now includes Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo Wars (RTS), Halo Reach, Combat Evolved Anniversary (HD) and the upcoming Halo 4.
There are also multiple bestselling novels and graphic novels which have sold quite well (the Halo Graphic Novel shipped more than 100,000 copies), with a number of them appearing on Publisher Weekly’s bestseller charts.
Tor’s first three novels sold more than one million copies by April 2000, while Ghosts of Onyx, Contact Harvest, The Cole Protocol and the first volume of Cryptum made the well-respected New York Times bestseller lists.