Microsoft and 343 Industries released a ton of info yesterday on Halo 4's innovative new multiplayer modes, as well the limited edition and "Forward Unto Dawn" series of live-action shorts.

Today, we get to watch the animated version of the game's cover art.

So it's not much, but at least it's something. And it sure makes us glad we're not grunts. Master Chief looks more badass than ever.

Is your excitement for Halo 4 ramping up as they reveal more and more info? Check out our interview with the game's composer, Neil Davidge, and let us know what you think in the comments or on Twitter.