Halo: Reach is coming on fast and furious. In only a few more weeks gamers will finally be able to get their hands on Bungie’s anticipated swan song. For what is their last experience with the franchise that has been so good to them, Bungie doesn’t seem to be cutting any corners.
Most recently they have requested fans band together to create a monument in remembrance of all who died on the planet of Reach. Personally, that form of advertising really doesn’t get me going but what does are the live action shorts Bungie has been producing to give backstory and to provide an all around awesome visual presentation. Bungie has a new live action short titled “Deliver Hope” that follows one Spartan’s mission to destroy a Covenant dropship.
Check it out:
At first I thought I was about to hear “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion but thankfully that was not the case. Bungie’s attention to detail never ceases to amaze me. They really know how to get their audience involved in every way possible. Bungie was able to snag some top talent to work on this short some of whose work we might have seen or be seeing soon.
“’Deliver Hope’ features an original musical score written and produced by Human, with Brian Emerich (“The Wrestler”) as sound designer. The short was directed by Noam Murro and edited by Angus Wall (“The Social Network”), and was filmed on location in Prague. For the production of ‘Deliver Hope,’ Microsoft and Bungie partnered with top industry talent including ad agency Agency 215, Legacy Effects (props) and Method Studios (visual effects).”
Also, for those of you Ranters who might be heading to FanExpo this coming weekend, Bungie has some treats in store for you. Not only will gamers get their first look at Halo: Reach’s new Firefight mode but by doing so they will net a code for a Noble 6 Avatar Helmet. Make sure if you are in Toronto for the event you head to the Zellars Gaming Area in the North Building.
What more can be said about Halo: Reach? Bungie’s send off to its cash cow franchise should be nothing short of spectacular, taking everything we have grown accustomed to about the FPS genre and revolutionizing it once again. But just as they will be pushing forward, Bungie will also be looking back at everything that made the Halo series so great. I’m already plastered to my gaming chair and am ready to finish the fight.
What do you think of this new live-action trailer, Ranters? Is there anything that isn’t awesome with jetpacks?
Halo: Reach bum rushes the energy sword when it releases September 14th for the Xbox 360.