We got the briefest of brief glimpses at 4 back in June at E3 with Master Chief fleeing a burning ship but now 343 Industries, the new keeper of the flame, has revealed more about what the new trilogy has in store for everyone’s favourite super-soldier.

At the PAX Conference this weekend, 343 Industries creative director, Frank O’Connor, detailed the direction the plot of the new Halo series, now dubbed the Reclaimer trilogy, will take and showed off a tantilising concept art video. Click through to see it and find out what O’Connor was ready to reveal about

The new trilogy will pick up right where Halo 3 left off. That game ended with Master Chief telling Cortana, his ship’s foxy female AI, to “wake me when you need me” before sticking himself into cryonic sleep and Halo 4 will begin with him revived to investigate a planet-like structure in space.

O’Connor says Halo 4 and the rest of the new trilogy with have the relationship between Cortana and Master Chief at its heart: “There’s a lot of speculation about Cortana’s mind state. There’s a lot of relationship between those two characters. Character is something we’re focusing on very strongly this time.”

The gap between Halo 3 and Halo 4 will also be bridged by a novel, Karen Traviss’ Halo: Grasslands, which is out on October 25. 343 Industries promises that, despite all the talk about story and character, there’ll be plenty of action in Halo 4 but for now the concept art offers a relatively relaxing look at the updated Halo universe.

Take a look at the Halo 4 concept art video for yourself above and let us know what you make of it in the comments. Are you excited to see where 343 Industries takes the title? Or have you had your fill of Halo?

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