First 'Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn' Episode Goes Live

Want to find out how the Master Chief had an impact on the lives of a ragtag group of UNSC cadets?

The first 15-minute web short prequel to the Halo series makes its debut today on Machinima and you can check it out after the jump.

In this first episode, UNSC cadet Thomas Lasky (Tom Green) deals with his own ambivalence about military service against the breakaway colonies in a galaxy-wide insurrection, on the eve of the war with the Covenant.

From the press release:

“Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” 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, “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” follows a group of cadets who 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 the 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. “Halo” fans who experience Lasky’s thrilling origin story in “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” will be rewarded with special insights into the story of “Halo 4” and the “Halo Infinity Multiplayer” experience. The story will unfold weekly through a series of five episodes, setting the stage for the worldwide launch of “Halo 4” on Nov. 6.

We'll have more coverage of Halo: Forward Unto Dawn including an interview with director Stewart Hendler and the man who would be the Chief, actor Daniel Cudmore.

You can catch the rest of the series at Machinima Prime and Halo Waypoint each week leading up to the November 6th release of Halo 4.

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