It’s Friday, and that means the release of another Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn special preview. For those who havent seen the previous previews, Forward Unto Dawn is an upcoming live-action Halo web series set at the beginning of the human-Covenant war. The previews of the series have shown cadets at the UNSC’s Corbulo Academy enlisting and dealing with their intense military training.
This week’s trailer provides a glimpse into the UNSC’s ideals and what it teaches its soldiers. It features an instructor giving a lecture to a hall full of cadets about the need to oppose the “insurrectionists.” It is also clear that, during the time of Forward Unto Dawn, humanity has spread out into the start so much that it’s rare to have met someone from Earth.
As more previews for Forward Unto Dawn are released, the story behind the series is beginning to come into focus – and it looks pretty interesting. While the instructor’s speech in the trailer below can be taken at face value as a rousing monologue about humanity being one, it can also be viewed as an argument that might be used by an empire to keep colonies under their thumb. Something the British Empire might have told New World colonists during the American Revolution, for instance.
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn premieres on October 5th, with weekly episodes on Machinima and Halo Waypoint leading up to the release of Halo 4 on November 6th.