Tomorrow, Microsoft and Bungie will be releasing another Halo live action short based on the upcoming game, Halo Reach. I guess a short film for a video game as the heart of a marketing campaign works wonders on sales numbers. I’ll admit it that, even with all the bad reviews on Halo: ODST. I still bought it hoping to feel like I’m in that short film they made for it.
The short film, titled “Birth of a Spartan”, runs 60 seconds long and goes online tomorrow at 5:00am GMT (tonight at 10pm PST for you US west coasters).
The short will be available on www.welcometonobleteam.com on Tuesday, April 27 at 5.00 am GMT. In addition to being able to view the short, users can also upload a photo of themselves and get an image created of them as a Spartan III. On the following day a special, extended two minute 30 second version will be available for download on Xbox LIVE exclusively for Gold members. The ad short will also premiere on April 28 in cinemas across North America in select theaters with screenings through the opening weekend of “Iron Man 2” and concludes on May 13.
For the full press release, go past the break.