In preparation of the launch of Halo 4, 343 Industries is producing a mini-series in 5 parts. The first part released this past Friday, with a new episode to be released every Friday… basically up until November 6th, the launch of Halo 4.
So be sure to preorder. BTW: If you do so at the Microsoft Store, they’ll give you a $25 gift card as well.
They also have backstory content available on the site as well:
Hastati Squad pays the price for Cadet Lasky’s defiance at Corbulo Academy of Military Science.
Thomas Lasky came to Corbulo Academy of Military Science with his mother and brother’s impressive military careers hanging over his head. Haunted by ghosts from his past, he has serious doubts about the war he’s expected to fight. As fellow cadet Chyler Silva tries to help him find his place at the academy, tensions with other squad members approach the breaking point.
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is a live-action digital series that takes you back to the beginning of the human and Covenant war and leads directly into the events of Halo 4. Be sure to tune in every Friday to Halo Waypoint and Machinima Prime, where you can watch the story unfold through a series of five episodes.