This is the exclusive launch trailer of Halo 4. The Microsoft XBox 360 game will be out November 6. Halo 4 marks the return of the Master Chief, as a playable protagonist for the first time since 2007′s Halo 3. Having been lost in space since the finale of Halo 3, Master Chief and Cortana, adrift aboard the wreckage of the UNSC frigate Forward Unto Dawn, find themselves near a mysterious Forerunner planet. A key plot point will involve changes to Cortana and how her exposure to Halo and her operation beyond her natural lifespan may have contributed to her becoming “rampant”, a mental state of aged AIs akin to insanity, and which normally results in the ‘death’ of the AI. The campaign will mainly take place on the artificial forerunner planet of Requiem.
There are two retail versions of the game – standard and limited edition. The Limited Edition will include access to future downloadable content in the form of three competitive multiplayer map packs, containing a total of nine maps. It will also include digital items for Xbox 360 avatars and in-game Spartan-IVs as well as early access to customization options. A 90-minute extended version of the live-action digital series, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn and a UNSC Infinity Briefing Packet are also included with the Limited Edition version.