Halo 2 Cinematic Trailer

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Released in October 2004,[1] the Halo 2 Cinematic Trailer was shown in movie theatres across the United States. It was mainly a montage of shots from the game, most of which are for the Halo 2 E3 demo.


The trailer starts out with the words: "The most lethal force in the universe", and the screen flashes to a shot of several Elites. Then it continues: "Has destroyed everything in its path". It flashes a shot of a Pelican landing and a shot of a Ghost taking fire from a Phantom. It goes on to say: "On November 9th, What's in its path… is us." and the screen fades to a shot of the Earth. That shot vanishes.

A Pelican roars overhead, followed by a ghost being chased by a Phantom. The Master Chief is shown standing on a roadway, watching orbital insertion pods descend on New Mombasa. The writing then reappears and says: "We're not ready," and switches to the Master Chief cocking a Battle Rifle, a Warthog engaging Type-29 Shadows and some shots of multiplayer gameplay before more writing appears, reading: "He is".

The camera changes and shows some wreckage. It pans up to show the Chief standing atop a chunk of debris, wielding a pair of SMGs. Several Phantoms fly over him. The Master Chief looks into the camera and jumps. The screen flashes to the Halo 2 logo with an orange clouded background, followed by a voice that says: "Rated M for mature."

At the end the Xbox logo and website appear as normal until the website URL changes for a split second to ilovebees.com.

Production notes[edit]

The high-resolution model of Earth was re-used several years later for the backdrop to Nassau Station, one of many Halo universe elements included in the fighting game Dead or Alive 4.[2]


  1. ^ Halo 2 Audio/Video (Archive)
  2. ^ Building a Spartan (Frank O'Connor: "Luckily, we had made a very high resolution future Earth for one of our ad campaigns. Funny how stuff like that suddenly becomes hard to find when you really need it.")