X360 Tuesday, December 5, 2006 | 4:10 AM

Halo 3: the TV ad

Halo 3: the TV ad

The first Halo 3 TV ad is finally available, and here is a mirror for those who couldn't see it on xbox.com. Mixing live action and computer generated images, the clip is frankly impressive, even if we can't wait to see real footage of the game.
Update: HQ version (720x400) added !
Update 2: HD version online.

Halo 3 TV Ad low
Download: WMV
Halo 3 TV Ad HQ
Download: AVI

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Commented on 2006-12-05 04:21:05
Badass Trailer, thanks Snoopers.
Commented on 2006-12-05 04:23:33
Its the best commercial I have ever seen.
Commented on 2006-12-05 04:25:24
Mmm, shield looks interesting.

Note also that they are taking sign-ups for the beta (North American only) at http://halo3.com/index2.html
Commented on 2006-12-05 04:27:11
On Xbox.com, they sent everyone Australian an E-mail to enter a competition to enter in the Halo 3 Beta Test
Commented on 2006-12-05 04:41:33
a FMV teaser trailer showing next to nothing of the actual game and even isn't rendered using the ingame-engine!? pretty pointless to me!

also, compared to the short Halo 2 teaser trailer this is lame.
Commented on 2006-12-05 04:52:41
if it was real time graphics i would have been excited......the sphere shield was cool..
Commented on 2006-12-05 04:59:32
That was awsome, loved the shield grenade.
Commented on 2006-12-05 05:01:17
OMG!!!!! Its AMAZING... and to "me" looks really cool, i don't care if its real time or not, its cool period
Commented on 2006-12-05 05:04:12
Very cool trailer. It may not be in game but it gives hardcore halo fans something to discuss. There were only Brutes in the group of enemies that he charged, which keeps the question of what the Elites will end up doing, and you can hear Cortana's voice when the Chief is standing up after putting his helmet on. The shield grenade I doubt will be an item ( it could be but it seems like the kinda thing that would cause balance issues), but it'll play some roll in the game probably. The grenade itself is probably Forerunner, its not very Covenant like in nature and I really doubt its human.
Commented on 2006-12-05 05:04:12 In reply to emi_fer
Posted by emi_fer
OMG!!!!! Its AMAZING... and to "me" looks really cool, i don't care if its real time or not, its cool period
yeah but if it was done in game it would just make the game itself feel cool like that, but instead its just like a movie..but yes very cool indeed, i hope that kind of action will be found during actual gameplay ^_^
Commented on 2006-12-05 05:07:18
What exactly did that shield/grenade device even do? Recharge his shields or something?
Commented on 2006-12-05 05:08:11 In reply to Magz
It protected him from the plasma morter from the Wraiths.
Commented on 2006-12-05 05:14:12
Ohhh thanks ^^^^^^ Didn't even see that.
Commented on 2006-12-05 06:34:53
I think WEGA had a hand in the trailer showing some stuff off, it wasnt impressive as far as CG goes by WEGA standards...but I would bet its partly for the movie as well as the game.
Commented on 2006-12-05 06:37:47
Weta wasnt involved with this. I really dont think it has anything to do with the movie, especially since the movie has been put on indefinite hold
Commented on 2006-12-05 06:44:45 In reply to keshik151
It's Weta, guys. And they were not involved in this indeed, the CGIs have been done by Digital Domain (the matrix trilogy).
Commented on 2006-12-05 06:52:52
Not ingame blah blah... but this is a very exciting commercial. Gave some hints about the game (seeing rifle on the back which we already knew, the helmet as a tip to the special bonus pack, the knew shield grenade, kind of the scope of the battlefield, etc). Most game commercial stink... this gone gave a great idea of WHAT Halo was about. Kudos.
Commented on 2006-12-05 06:58:08
The funniest part is a lot of people will still believe this is what the actual graphics in the game will be like :)

Such an insanely cool video. The moment he started doing that sprint it looked so damn cool its setup in such a way that its almost as if there is more significance to him taking off like that than most would believe.

That shield... man it just looked so damn incredible. Could the shield doors we've heard about in the multiplayer also be capable of being used, but as portable grenades? I think the shield we saw and the shield doors in halo 3's multiplayer are one and the same.
Commented on 2006-12-05 07:05:25
Sometimes I kinda wish I could download the videos w/o seeing pictures of the entire thing :\
Commented on 2006-12-05 07:15:10
Im not the biggest Halo fan, but I gotta admit that was pretty cool....even if it wasnt realtime. That shield was awesome, it would be great if they could get it looking even close to what was in the trailer.
Commented on 2006-12-05 07:17:57
ohh my fucking god
Commented on 2006-12-05 07:26:11
mkk316 I've seen many games with a similar effect (not looking that good of course, but that was on systems far lesser than the 360)

I think they'll be able to pull off the look to great success even if it doesn't look that amazing.

Nonetheless this is one amazing trailer the hype for this game is going to be through the roof.
Commented on 2006-12-05 07:54:33
I just re-watched the Killzone PS3 trailer, and I realized how unimpressive it really is. This ad puts it to shame, and it's using in-game assets!
Commented on 2006-12-05 07:59:57
Oh man, that was incredible! It was too short though, but when he used that nade.......wow, incredible. Now, I want to see gameplay graphics like the E3 trailer if not Bungie officially sucks at graphics.
Commented on 2006-12-05 08:12:36
So if you guys don't remember MC already has a shield, you know that bar that replenishes after you remove yourself from being shot. that looked to be a type of grenade anyway. we all know the x button is just going take his helmet on and off(or remove solid waste from his suit)
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