The Halo: Reach E3 2009 Trailer is a video released by Bungie Studios for the E3 2009 gaming convention on June 1, announcing the development of Halo: Reach. It premiered during the Microsoft press conference just after Halo 3: ODST's demo.




Reach comes into view.

A destroyed UNSC frigate is shown in Reach's orbit. Several other UNSC ships fly below. City lights are visible on the surface of the planet, many in circular patterns.

  • UNSC Operator: "WINTER CONTINGENCY has been declared. All units are mobilized and ready."
  • Catherine-B320: "This is Sierra three-two-zero, prepped for combat insertion."

A massive plasma blast hits the planet surface. The city lights go out, sections at a time.

  • UNSC Operator: "What the hell was that?"
  • Pilot: "We're coming in hot. Hold on!"

Several more plasma explosions are seen on the planet.

  • Pilot: "We just lost our bird!"
  • UNSC Commander: "Oh my God..."
  • UNSC Commander: "What the hell is happening down there?"

Comm chatter overlapping, incomprehensible.

  • UNSC Marine: "There's still people down here!"
  • UNSC Commander: "The city just dropped off my map."
  • UNSC Marine: "Where's our evac?!"
  • UNSC Marine: "We're overrun. We'll hold this position as long as we can!"

View zooms away from the planet, and Epsilon Eridani comes to view.

  • UNSC Commander: "I need you in that fight, Noble One. Noble One, come in. Noble One, do you read me?"

Text appears on the planet.

  • Carter-A259: "This is Sierra Two-Five-Nine. You've got Spartans on the ground, sir. We're not going anywhere."
FALLS 2010


  • The trailer without the ESRB notice is exactly 1:17 long, a reference to John's service number 117.
  • Although it may be impossible, the frigate in the trailer might be the UNSC Savannah. This is because the frigate was destroyed in the middle of nowhere above Reach and the frigate was also split into two pieces, just like the frigate in the trailer.
  • The corpse of a Spartan II can an be seen in the smoke of the destroyed frigate. It is said to be the body of Spartan-005.
  • The events shown in this trailer most likely occur just after the destruction of the Long Night of Solace, given Fermion RSO and Gamma Station deliver their lines at that point. The cutscene detailing the supercarrier's destruction, however, do not include Carter-259 and Catherine-B320 's lines, while the trailer does not detail Colonel Urban Holland 's lines.