Halo 3 Teaser Trailer
Written Wednesday, September 12, 2007 By Geoff WhiteView author's profile
In preparation for a world exclusive Halo TV advert being launched on the 14th September at 19:00 GMT, Microsoft have released a little teasing clip. Not sure if this is from the advert itself, but I presume so. Surely if an old man can finish the fight, all of us can?!
Anyway, just to keep you wanting more...
While the ad hits TV screens on Tuesday 18th September at 21.35 during ITV1’s coverage of the UEFA Champions League, would be heroes will get the chance to exclusively view the ad in Europe first on xbox.com from 17.00 on 14th September.
Certain to catch the imagination of audiences around the globe, the intention was to talk to a broader audience than the traditional videogame advertising. The campaign does not focus on the specifics of the graphics or gameplay, but instead looks at the themes that lie at the heart of the tale that spans the entire Halo trilogy. Focusing on stories of war, duty, sacrifice and most importantly the heroism of Master Chief as audiences look back on the epic battles of the Halo games as if we were ourselves living in the 27th century.
Within the campaign, the most important single execution is the TV, cinema & online ad "Diorama." The diorama featured in this ad is a 100% accurate replication of a key moment from a climactic battle taken from the Halo universe. At over 400 sq ft in surface area, reaching a height over 12ft above the ground and with each handcrafted human figure standing 8 inches high, it was large enough to fill an entire studio at Stan Winston, the Los Angeles modelmakers responsible for the creature models from films such as Aliens and Jurassic Park. Shooting the 90" epic took director Rupert Sanders and his team 4 days as the individual soldier's stories were told, as the camera spanned the landscape finally resting on the mountain top where Master Chief is depicted taking the fight to the Covenant enemy.
Stephen McGill, Head of Gaming and Entertainment, Microsoft UK said “It’s amazing to see such the legendary world of Halo brought to life in such a creative way through the construction and filming of this ad. I’m sure the epic shots and dramatic scenes in the commercial will be a hit with Halo fans and newcomers to the franchise alike, giving them just a taste of what they have to look forward to when the game comes out on 25th September.”
In the campaign, the Diorama is explained to have been built as a tribute to Master Chief and his heroism, and to be kept on permanent display in the Museum of Humanity. The museum itself, with an interactive version of the Diorama amongst other exhibits, can be visited online at www.xbox.com/halo3 .