Microsoft and Bungie are calling upon Halo fans to create a "monument of light" to commemorate the Noble Team and the planet Reach.
By visiting the Remember Reach website, players can contribute a "a point of light" to collectively form a "dramatic monument".
In addition, a collection of three live-action short films depicting what it was like living on Reach prior to the Covenant invasion will also be unveiled from director Noam Murro.
The first one is posted below, courtesy of YouTube.
Here's how it all works:
Visitors can explore and contribute to RememberReach.com, where a continually regenerating sculpture composed of thousands of points of light will take form, produced by a state-of-the-art robotic installation. By guiding a robotic arm to their chosen coordinates, visitors will add another light to the sculpture, honouring the heroic Spartans in the most anticipated game of 2010. The monument is constructed by special camera equipment which captures and composites the movements and light pulses from the robotic arm, which visitors can see in action on the website.
As the community bands together to create a monument to the highly anticipated launch of “Halo: Reach,” they will also be able to access other content, including a collection of dramatic live-action shorts that capture a poignant snapshot of life on the planet Reach just before the arrival of the dreaded Covenant. The stirring vignettes offer an intimate look at the lives of citizens and soldiers on Reach prior to the legendary battle that set the epic “Halo” saga in motion.
The final live-action short, “Deliver Hope,” debuts this Thursday, August 26 on Halo.Xbox.com, Halo Waypoint and www.bungie.net.
The game launches worldwide on September 14, and will see the largest marketing push yet from Microsoft.