The “Scanned” launch trailer for Halo 4, from “Fight Club” and “The Social Network” director David Fincher, sees Master Chief going through quite the CGI flashback at the behest of a mysterious Promethean.
The trailer, which aired on TV last night during “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”, shows a handful of grim scenes from Chief’s past, including his childhood, and his painful induction into the Spartan program. Finally, there’s a bit of action with Chief taking on a pack of Prometheans.
The cinematic prowess is owed to visual effects lead Tim Miller, responsible for “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.”
Halo 4 sees Master Chief and Cortana touch down on the planet Requiem, populated by the Promethean’s who have more than a passing connection to the series’ Forerunner race of old. Just what the Promethean’s are, and what they want with Chief, remains to be seen.
Halo 4 launches worldwide on November 6, so you can find out then. In the meantime, check out the full length launch trailer below.