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Microsoft yesterday announced a Nov. 6 release date for “Halo 4,” the next installment in the blockbuster video-game series for Xbox 360, which is being developed for the first time by Microsoft’s 343 Industries — the first Halo game to be made outside the auspices of the franchise’s original creators at the Bungie game development studio.

As part of the announcement, Conan O’Brien last night ran a segment in which he and sidekick Andy Richter visit the Microsoft studios and audition for voiceover roles. Check out the video above.

Toward the beginning of the segment, a preview of the game is blocked out by a black-and-white film of dogs playing football, but Halo fans who watch to the end will be rewarded with an actual sneak peek at the gameplay.

(Thanks to Isaac Alexander for the tip.)

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