Halo: Reach’s Extended ‘Birth of a Spartan’ Video

Yesterday we posted an utterly beautiful commercial for the Halo: Reach beta that showed off the birth of a Spartan, as Carter 259, the star of Reach, goes through the transformation from regular-old-army-Joe to a Spartan III soldier. The beautifully shot commercial lasted a minute and undoubtedly left many of you, like us, wanting more.

A new, extended version has shown up on YouTube, and adds nearly two minutes more to the experience. Don’t expect much new, though. The video simply expands upon scenes by showing more of the same moments from the first film – new angle, extended cuts and more needlework.

It’s well worth the watch, though, and should get fans appropriately riled up for the Halo: Reach beta, which arrives on May 3. Check it out after the break.