Halo E3 2000 trailer
The Halo E3 2000 Trailer was an in-engine cinematic trailer for Halo: Combat Evolved, shown at E3 2000. This trailer was released before the game was converted to the Xbox as a first-person shooter. However, it showcased designs which mostly resembled those in the final game, though the events depicted were not canon.
The camera pans over a mountainous landscape. At the top of a mountain, near an apparent Forerunner complex, two Sangheili Minors are patrolling back and forth. Two Banshees fly overhead.
The first Sangheili Minor walks over to the second.
The first Sangheili turns and continues pacing. While its back is turned, the second Sangheili is shot in the head with a silenced bullet and collapses backward. The first Sangheili looks around, confused, then is shot in the head and falls forward.
The Pelican dropship accelerates over a body of water toward the mountains.
The Pelican flies low between the mountains.
The Pelican lowers straight down and hovers several feet above the ground. The Warthog is detached from back of the dropship and the marines jump out of the aircraft's bay.
The Pelican takes off and flies over the Warthog.
The Sergeant, Wang and a third Marine run along a mountain path toward their objective. The Warthog drives along the coast to the same location, pausing to avoid a herd/pack of Blind Wolves. The Warthog arrives at the Forerunner facility first. Gough dismounts and approaches the facility on foot.
The Sergeant's group run past a herd of Thorn Beasts, one of which roars.
Gough waves for Segur and McLees to come toward him. They leave the Warthog and run toward him.
McLees returns to the Warthog and mans its turret. Gough and Segur crest a rise and open fire on the Sangheili guarding the facility's entrance.
The Sangheili return fire and a Wraith slowly makes its way toward the marines.
As they turn to retreat, Segur is shot in the back repeatedly and killed. Gough continues to distract the Wraith as it crests the rise and is destroyed by McLees using the Warthog's cannon turret. The Sergeant's group arrives and wipes out the rest of the Sangheili.
The doors open and the marines run into the facility. They make their way down a series of ramps to the facility's lower level.
Gough stands at the facility's entrance.
An Sangheili Major sneaks up behind Wang and spears him on the end of an Energy Sword, cutting off his sentence and lifting him off his feet.
The Sergeant and the unnamed Marine open fire, but their shots are Sangheili's arm shield. Numerous Sangheili push forward and pursue the humans.
The unnamed Marine is killed and falls off the ramp. The Sergeant shoots and kills one of the Sangheili.
The Sergeant is killed by heavy fire.
Gough gets in a Ghost and flees the facility. The Sangheili Major follows on another Ghost, and although McLees shoots at it, he is unable to stop it. He is then shot repeatedly by three Sangheili Minors.
He holds out a fragmentation grenade. The Sangheili Minors turn toward him and growl with alarm. The grenade explodes, killing McLees and the Sangheili, and triggering a series of explosions which destroy two Ghosts and a Spectre. Two Banshees chase down Gough, destroying his Ghost and leaving him wounded. The Sangheili Major dismounts from his Ghost and advances on the injured marine. Gough raises his Assault Rifle, but it clicks as he pulls the trigger; he is out of ammunition.
The Sangheili levels its Plasma Rifle at Gough's head, but is distracted by the sound of gunfire. Two Sangheili Minors are shown shooting at something off camera. The Master Chief then crests a ridge wielding an Energy Sword, having apparently killed the two Sangheili Minors and taken it from one of them. The Sangheili Major shoots him several times with the Plasma Rifle but the shots are absorbed by his shields. The Spartan charges the Sangheili and stabs it in the stomach. The Sangheili clutches its stomach, fires its rifle several more times, then collapses. The Pelican flies toward Gough and the Master Chief.
Cut to Halo logo
Noticeable Differences from the final version of Halo: Combat Evolved
Visual and Audio Design