Bungie has ended our waiting and released a teaser trailer for a Halo 3 project.
The footage shows pods crashing down into a ruined city from space, witnessed through the digital vision of a robot. Or helmet.
The computer screen then blips to the phrases from the countdown site earlier, with "please stay calm" and "keep it clean" standing out. Perhaps these are commands for robot behaviour, or ways to keep panicked city dwellers in line during emergencies. Is this the mysterious Superintendent character? Or perhaps a brand of robot?
The trailer finishes with the slogan "prepare to drop", before the Halo 3 and Bungie logos flash up.
The project could be more environments or an expansion of sorts for Halo 3; a new setting for a new hero. Maybe a prequel to everything. In short, we have no idea.
Head over to Eurogamer TV now to see what the fuss is all about.