To promote the release of Bungie’s final episode in the epic Halo series, a stuntman dressed as a “Spartan” character, wearing a jetpack was flown around Trafalgar Square.

The game, “Halo: Reach” is released today and Team Xbox was onsight to promote and showcase the game and some of its more exciting new features… namely the jet pack!

“One of the coolest new features are the Jetpacks that Noble Team Spartans are now equipped with. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the biggest entertainment launch of 2010 than with our very own Jetpack Spartan in one of London’s most iconic landmarks” said Stephen McGill, Director of Xbox and Entertainment, UK & Ireland

Passersby were offered earplugs for the event, as the jet pack generates 140 decibels of sound.

Check out this clip of the event: