Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced the launch of the first episode of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, a digital series that will lead up to the launch of Halo 4. Set against the backdrop of a United Nations Space Command (UNSC) military academy, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn follows a group of cadets who are training to be the next generation of soldiers in the UNSC;s ongoing war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets. Among these cadets, Thomas Lasky struggles with his doubts about the war, and with the burden of expectations he may not be able to carry. As Lasky comes to terms with his potential as a military leader, the terrifying alien alliance known as the Covenant arrives and turns his world upside down. Inspired by the Master Chief, he must decide what it means to be a hero.
The story will unfold weekly through a series of five episodes, setting the stage for the worldwide launch of Halo 4 on 6th November.