Microsoft has released the live action launch trailer for Halo 4, seen above, on the company's YouTube page for its Xbox brand.
The trailer was directed by Tim Miller, who did special effects on "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and will direct the upcoming "Deadpool" film adaptation of the Marvel comic. David Fincher, director of films such as "Fight Club" and "The Social Network," produced the trailer.
During the trailer, flashbacks to John-117's days in the SPARTAN-II program are mixed with action inspired by the upcoming game, which will be released in most territories on Nov. 6.
Last week, Halo 4 leaked on the Internet well in advance of its release. In response to the leak, Microsoft has proceeded to permanently ban gamers who attempt to play Halo 4 online from the company's Xbox Live service.