Our patience and faith in Bungie was sort of rewarded today when the company closed its overnight countdown by releasing a reveal trailer for ... something. Honestly, it's going to take some digging from you fans before we have any idea what's going on here. There's a metropolitan disaster, there are pods dropping from the sky, and then a mention of Halo 3, along with the tag line, "Prepare to drop."

What does it all mean? Watch for yourself and then you tell us! Or, if still pictures are your thing, check out the gallery here.

[Update: The video info on Xbox Live: "High action and deep mystery await players in this new Halo 3 campaign experience. Prepare to drop." Thanks to reader Paul M.]

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