Forget the civilian bickering, the standing around in the dark, Halo: Reach's game-setting live-action videos have suddenly gotten very real, very explodey.

This is the sort of video that delivers chills and the burning desire to play through a game.

Starting on Aug. 29, the Deliver Hope campaign kicks off for real, with the live-action short hitting a multitude of networks including CBS, NBC, FOX, MTV, Spike TV, Comedy Central, SyFy, ESPN, F/X, TNT, TBS, Discovery Channel, G4, and more.

The game, of course, hits Sept. 14.