Halo: Reach's Beta TV Spot Shows How Spartans Are Made

In the ongoing tradition of beautifully filmed, high-class live action Halo commercials comes "Birth of a Spartan", Microsoft and Bungie's promotional short for the Halo: Reach beta. That's right. We're doing beta commercials now.

The 60-second spot features Carter 259, who you'll soon better know as the future leader of Noble Team in Halo: Reach. It may look like Spartan training consists of little more than a few brightly coloured injections resulting in bluer eyes, but the bio-augmentation procedure is apparently a candidate's "final and most difficult ordeal" prior to joining the ranks.

The Halo: Reach beta starts May 3 on Xbox 360. Plenty of time to dissect "Birth of a Spartan" frame by lovingly shot frame or read our preview of the game's multiplayer mode.


    So, yeah. I love Bungie.

    Any questions?

      How do you feel about this being the last Bungie-Halo game, at least for the known future.

        Well, needless to say, not happy :P

        On the other hand, the new deal with Activision MIGHT create a just-as-awesome IP, unfortunately I doubt it will. :(

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