Microsoft has announced “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn”, a live-action digital series that ‘takes fans back to the terrifying beginning of the Human/Covenant war’.

The prequel series is set to focus on a young cadet who will eventually become a leader aboard the UNSC’s greatest vessel: the UNSC Infinity, after he’s inspired to greatness following an early encounter with the Master Chief.

Created in partnership with top Hollywood talent from film, television and new media, “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” brings ‘a brand new Halo story to life on a scale never before seen in the Halo Universe,’ according to an official statement.

The series will debut this October on Microsoft’s Halo Waypoint service as a five episode series, as well as on gaming website Machinima.

Microsoft have confirmed that The limited edition version of Halo 4 will include access to the “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” Special Edition via Halo Waypoint, which includes additional footage, as well as exclusive fiction and behind-the-scenes content.

A short teaser trailer is available to view now on Halo Waypoint.