343 Industries, the developer behind Halo 4, today released the newest preview for its upcoming web series, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. The series is a prequel to the Halo videogames, and depicts UNSC recruits as they train at a military academy. The story of the series will lead into that of Halo 4, depicting how a leader on the UNSC Infinity was once inspired by Master Chief.
The latest Forward Unto Dawn trailer, seen below, is called “Joyride,” and depicts the first-person view of a trainee who hops into a Warthog for a short-lived joyride.
The previous Forward Unto Dawn trailer showed a more experienced recruit comforting her roommate about his upcoming cryo-training by poetically describing cryo-sleep as similar to a dreamless death. The one before that had recruits giving an inner monologue about their motivations in joining the UNSC while having their heads shorn.
The web series will premiere on October 5th on Machinima Prime and Halo Waypoint. The five-episode series will air every Friday, leading up to the release of Halo 4 on November 6th.