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Halo 4 trailer gives glimpse of Master Chief's origin

The much-anticipated "Scanned" trailer for Halo 4 debuted last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, giving a glimpse into the origins of Master Chief. It also makes it quite clear that Spartan 117 and the alien Prometheans aren't going to be getting along very well.

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The much-anticipated "Scanned" trailer for Halo 4 debuted last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, giving a glimpse into the origins of Master Chief. It also makes it quite clear that Spartan 117 and the alien Prometheans aren't going to be getting along very well.

The two-minute-plus video, produced by David Fincher and directed by Tim Miller, shows Master Chief as a young boy named John. What happens after is a bit sketchy unless you've read the Halo books, but suffice it to say that John's indoctrination into the USNC's Spartan program wasn't voluntary, traditional, or without several trips to the doctor.

The trailer is a good blend of live-action and CGI, but instead of reading about it, just watch for yourself. Halo 4 is hitting Xbox 360 on November 6.

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    October 19, 2012 6:00 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Halo 4 trailer gives glimpse of Master Chief's origin.

    The much-anticipated "Scanned" trailer for Halo 4 debuted last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, giving a glimpse into the origins of Master Chief. It also makes it quite clear that Spartan 117 and the alien Prometheans aren't going to be getting along very well.

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      October 19, 2012 6:18 AM

      Really can't wait to play this with the new direction they're taking. The Prometheans look quite badass.

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        October 19, 2012 6:30 AM

        I'm not so sure, I loathe re spawning enemies and zombie/flood/husk type of bum rushing enemies.
        Now they introduce warping enemies, I not sure I've keep on the idea.
        I re-played the first halo on legendary with my son earlier this fall (the anniversary edition) and I think it has aged quite well, I really like the arena (type) levels, set number of enemies, no re spawning, well apart from the flood (which is ok in co-op, but not so much in sp) and adversaries using interesting tactics challenging without being unfair and cheating.

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      October 19, 2012 1:47 PM

      So they basically took the helmet off of him.