Fans who literally can't wait any longer for fresh Halo 4 goodness have reason to be cheerful today. Forward Unto Dawn, the live action web series that leads into the plot of Halo 4, has gone live over on the official Halo Waypoint website.
It tells the story of a group of young recruits at the UNSC training facility, all of whom are struggling to live up to their senior officer parents. There's a bull-headed jock, a love interest and our hero, Lasky, whose hot-headed ways suggest that at least one DVD copy of Top Gun has somehow survived the Covenant assault on Earth.
This first episode isn't particularly action packed, serving more as an introduction to the characters, but there is a real working Warthog vehicle to coo over, and the promise of Master Chief himself putting in an appearance in the future. The video runs twenty minutes, and is the first of five. Splice them all together and you'll have that Halo movie you're still dreaming of.
It also marks the official start of the countdown to Halo 4's launch. The four remaining weekly instalments will take us right up to November 6th, when Halo 4 finally hits the shops.