Thursday, April 22, 2010

Halo: Reach special editions detailed

Microsoft has released the details of the upcoming Halo: Reach special edition packages (that can be pre-ordered this coming week @ Best Buy btw) and they look pretty damn cool.

Full preview after the break...

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”Halo: Reach” Delivers the Ultimate Collector’s Experience with Limited and Legendary Game Editions

New ViDoc Takes Viewers Behind the Scenes of the Highly Anticipated Multiplayer Beta Launching May 3 Worldwide

The biggest game of 2010, “Halo: Reach,” is getting the ultimate collector’s treatment. Available for pre-order starting today at participating retailers worldwide are the Limited and Legendary editions of “Halo: Reach,” each packed with exclusive content fans won’t want to miss. Additionally, today Bungie unveils a new action-packed video documentary offering a behind-the-scenes look at the development of “Halo: Reach” and a sneak peek at the new modes, features and content that players will be able to test when the multiplayer beta kicks off on May 3.

“Halo: Reach” will be available in standard, Limited and Legendary editions when the game launches this fall. Both the Limited and Legendary editions are filled with content based on the fiction of “Halo: Reach” and the “Halo” universe, and are expected to sell out quickly. The Legendary edition, which will be produced in very limited quantities, is designed for the “Halo” fan who has to have it all. The centerpiece is a collectible 10 inch tall, more than 10 pound statue of Noble Team, created by the acclaimed designers at McFarlane Toys. Full details on the contents of the Limited and Legendary editions are below:

“Halo: Reach” Limited Edition
In addition to the game disc and manual, the Limited edition includes:
·         Game disc housed in recovered ONI ”black box”
·         An exclusive  Elite armor set for use in multiplayer modes
·         Artifact bag containing Dr. Halsey’s personal journal and other classified documents and effects that unravel long held secrets from the “Halo” universe

“Halo: Reach” Legendary Edition
The complete “Halo: Reach” collection. In addition to the game disc, manual, and the complete contents of the Limited edition, the Legendary edition includes:
·         Noble Team statue expertly crafted by the artisans at McFarlane Toys. Individually molded, hand-painted and individually numbered, this statue is a must-have for any serious “Halo” fan
·         UNSC-themed custom packaging
·         An exclusive multiplayer Spartan armor effect

The standard edition of “Halo: Reach” will have an estimated price of $59.99 USD, and the Limited and Legendary editions of the game will retail for $79.99 and $149.99 USD, respectively. The two special editions will be available only while supplies last, so fans who want to secure their copy and ensure access to the exclusive in-game armor sets are encouraged to pre-order quickly.

ViDoc: Carnàge Carnivàle!
Bungie’s latest “Halo: Reach” ViDoc, titled Carnàge Carnivàle,
 features explosive new gameplay footage from the multiplayer beta and insightful, colorful commentary directly from the Bungie design team covering the process of creating new weapons, game modes and multiplayer features in “Halo: Reach.” Discover what Bungie loves best about the new multiplayer experiences in “Halo: Reach” in this humorous and action-packed preview of the multiplayer beta.

The Beta Drops May 3rd!
Now less than two weeks away, the “Halo: Reach” multiplayer beta is poised to be the definitive Xbox LIVE event of this spring. The beta will offer millions of “Halo” fans a unique opportunity to test and help refine the biggest blockbuster game of 2010. Representing the best-in-class multiplayer elements that have become the hallmark of the “Halo” series and fused with a host of new content and features, “Halo: Reach” offers the most robust, action-packed multiplayer experience ever and promises to set a new standard for competitive gameplay, customization and community integration.

Developed by acclaimed studio Bungie, “Halo: Reach” launches in the fall of 2010 exclusively on Xbox 360.

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Now, I haven't bought a Collector's Edition of anything in a long time- That said, I might have to pony up for the ONI or UNSC versions. I guess it all depends on how loudly my wallet groans when I open it up to pay.