Halo 4 Launch Gameplay Trailer
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- John-117 (voiceover): "Where are we?"
- Didact (voiceover): "And so you come at last."
AN ANCIENT HATRED
- John-117 (voiceover): "Cortana, what is it?"
CONFINED FOR A MILLENNIA
Cut to John-117 entering a Forerunner chamber. Fades to John inspecting a Cryptum.
UNLEASHED IN A MOMENT
Cut to John activating the Cryptum, after which it emits a large burst of energy. He takes cover.
- Didact (voiceover): "We are Forerunners, guardians of all that exists."
Cut to the view from John's HUD as a Promethean Knight tackles John and opens its face-plate, revealing blue screaming skull.
GAME CRITICS AWARDS BEST OF E3 2012
Cut to a chaotic Dominion game on Longbow. Cut to a multiplayer game on Meltdown, where a Spartan-IV is using the Hardlight Shield to protect himself from a Mantis' attack. Cut to a Capture the Flag game on Ragnarok, where a Warthog is speeding to Blue Base with a Red flag carrier on its passenger's seat.
Cut to John-117 sliding off a Lich at a high altitude. He stops his fall by slamming his combat knife into the Lich's hull. Cut to John performing an assassination on a Promethean Knight: he tears free the arm bearing the Knight's hard light blade and stabs the Knight with it.
Cut to John-117 as he jumps off a malfunctioning Ghost. Cut to John using a jet pack to get up a sand hill. Cut to a Promethean Knight killing a Ghost operator by slashing its blade at the operator. Cut to a Knight as its jumps to attack an enemy with its blade. Cut to another Knight as it slashes its opponent. Cut to John taking cover from the aforementioned Cryptum. Cut to armor pieces fastening around the Didact's arms. The Didact, mostly off-screen, then uses a constraint field to capture and immobilize John, causing him to float through the air for several meters. Cut to a view from behind the Didact's shoulder, who now inspects the still-immobilized John.
- Didact (voiceover): "The Forerunners have returned."
Cuts to Didact's "unbound" icon, glowing orange and spinning upside down.
AN ANCIENT EVIL AWAKENS
The icon flashes and the scene cuts to black.