Darren Franich
June 07, 2011 AT 02:55 PM EDT

The last time we saw Master Chief — the iconically faceless and gravel-voiced protagonist of the Halo franchise — he was entering cryonic hibernation in the deepest reaches of space. It was an eerily poetic way for the Halo trilogy to wrap up, leaving the character back where we found him in the opening moments of Halo 1. But heck with poetry, we’ve got a franchise to feed! Thus, yesterday Microsoft introduced the first trailer for Halo 4. Suffice it to say, Master Chief wakes up, and everything instantly goes to hell. Watch the video below:

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