New ODST trailer is live-action, awesome

You don’t have to be an anthropologist to know that Halo is big with the kiddies these days. Maintaining its relevance via systematic map pack releases, Halo 3 has stayed amongst the top 3 most played Xbox Live games since its Sep. ’07 release. Heck, even Halo 2 tops the original Xbox charts after all these years (and if Halo 1 had online multiplayer, it’d probably be right up, too).

While I myself once frolicked gleefully in the house that Bungie built, I’ve since moved on due to pure franchise exhaustion. With Halo 3: ODST only 18 days away, I’ve been looking for some inspiration to orbitally drop $59.99 of my hard earned cash on this fall blockbuster. If only some righteous production company would make a sweet, sweet promo like the Believe spots from 2 years ago…

Beautifully shot and edited, this live-action trailer for ODST is exactly what the disillusioned gamer ordered, showing the maturation of a young UNSC Marine into a hardened vet. It’s amazing how a minute and thirty seconds of video with absolutely no gameplay footage can sway one’s opinion so greatly. Check it out for yourself and see if you can resist the urge to enlist.