Machinima drops first episode of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn web series

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As the release of the next iteration of the coveted Halo video game series looms ahead in November, 343 Industries released their live-action Halo web series via the MachinimaPrime YouTube channel today.

The series, dubbed Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, follows a young recruit named Thomas Lasky as he trains for war at a prestigious United Nations Space Command military academy. 

The first episode starts ordinarily enough with Lasky being thrown into a battle situation and ignoring orders from his commanding officers. As the episode progresses, we find out more about Lasky’s troubles beyond his training grades and get a nice set up for the next episode, which hints at more action sequences.

The production has a nice quality about it, with every cadet dressed in UNSC logo’d clothing and staple props from the games such as the default pistols and a Warthog. So far it’s coming off with a big Starship Troopers feel, but hopefully it picks up with future episodes.

Check out the first episode below:

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Christen BejarChristen Bejar is a freelance gaming writer who started the local blog The Pause Button while studying at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. For Nerdvana, Bejar reviews video games and also previews, recaps and photographs many local events from a gamer's perspective.