“Halo: Reach” Live-Action Short, “Deliver Hope,” Debuts

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“Halo: Reach” Live-Action Short, “Deliver Hope,” Debuts

Postby Digital Puppy » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:06 am

“Halo: Reach” Live-Action Short, “Deliver Hope,” Debuts Today, Signalling that this Year’s Most Anticipated Game is Nearly Here


London – 26 August 2010 — Starting today, Microsoft is inviting everyone to bear witness to the heroism of Noble Team, as depicted in a dramatic, live-action short for the launch of the biggest game of the year on 14th September. Titled “Deliver Hope,” the short is a riveting, action-packed production that offers an emotional look at the courage and sacrifice of Noble Team in their defense of the planet Reach from a crushing Covenant invasion.

“Deliver Hope” debuts today at Halo.Xbox.com, on Halo Waypoint and on http://www.bungie.net, introducing the epic nature of the “Halo: Reach” story and continuing the tradition of bringing the “Halo” universe to life via gripping live-action shorts. On Sunday 29th August the Halo : Reach ”Deliver Hope” 60 second TV advert will premiere globally on Channel 4 at 23:40 during the film ‘The Seeker: The Dark is Rising’.

“Deliver Hope” is the dramatic capstone to the series of live-action ads from acclaimed director Noam Murro (“Smart People”), who also directed the “Halo: Reach” “Birth of a Spartan” short and a collection of live-action vignettes housed at RememberReach.com. An extended version of “Deliver Hope” will debut exclusively on YouTube the week of 6th September.

“Deliver Hope” features an original musical score written and produced by Human, with Brian Emerich (“The Wrestler”) as sound designer. The short was directed by Noam Murro and edited by Angus Wall (“The Social Network”), and was filmed on location in Prague. For the production of “Deliver Hope,” Microsoft and Bungie partnered with top industry talent including ad agency Agency 215, Legacy Effects (props) and Method Studios (visual effects).

Fans wishing to honour the bravery and sacrifice of the heroes of Noble Team and the planet Reach are invited to dedicate a point of light at http://www.RememberReach.com, where a collection of live-action shorts can be viewed depicting life on Reach just prior to the Covenant invasion.

“Halo: Reach” is now available for pre-order at participating retailers worldwide in Standard, Limited and Legendary editions. Additionally, a stunning line-up of custom-designed “Halo: Reach” hardware products are also currently available for pre-order. The Xbox 360 Limited Edition “Halo: Reach” bundle will be available on the 14th September exclusively at GAME and gamestation and the “Halo: Reach” Limited Edition Wireless Controller and Wireless Headset will be available on 3rd September at participating retailers.

Developed by award-winning studio Bungie exclusively for Xbox 360, “Halo: Reach” launches in the UK on 14th September 2010.

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