90-second live-action ODST ad spot hits, is beautiful


A few hours ago, Microsoft released a live-action ad -- a short film, really -- for Halo: ODST. It boils down the life of an ODST in the Halo universe in 90 seconds, and, as you’ll see below the fold, it isn’t a pretty one.

The director of the film is Rupert Sanders, the same guy who did the Halo 3 ad spot “Believe,” which, if memory serves me, faired well with the Internet crowd. I don’t expect this ad spot to do any worse, certainly. This thing is fascinating.

If this ad dazzled you, do look forward to more. According to official release, a two minute and 30 second version will debut on Spike TV this September 7th at 10:30 PM ET/PT. It’ll be the first time I turn on my TV to see a commercial.

Halo: ODST drops on September 22nd.

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