Halo 4 Debut Gameplay

At this point, I'm shocked we haven't seen a live action Halo yet.  Sure, they tried and we ended up getting that abysmal District 9, but surely we can make it happen now.  Even if it doesn't, we'll still be treated to expertly crafted teases and trailers surrounding everyone's favorite SPARTAN.

It's been four years since the events of Halo 3.  The world thinks Master Chief is dead.  Now that peace has been obtained, the UNSC has begun their discovery missions, much like the Enterprise of Star Trek.  Things go awry and they crash land on the same planet that Master Chief himself crash landed on all those years ago.  If anything, it's quite convenient for the crew of the Infinity.

There's a new alien race that's no friend to the Covenant or the humans.  Sporting some new gear, it's up to Master Chief to rescue the ship and uncover the face of this new threat.  Along the way, he has a slick new HUD with an (unnecessary) video uplink of the AI, Cortana.

The game itself looks brilliant and lush with details.  I have a hard time believing that this will run on current gen hardware, but it looks like the jump that was made in Halo: Reach is going to be surpassed itself by the forerunner of this new trilogy.

Halo 4 is scheduled for release November 2012.